APA's Response to Gun Violence
August 4th, 2019

August 4th, 2019

The American Psychological Association (APA) releases its official statement in response to recent mass shootings, addresses common myths, calls for evidence-based approaches, and offers resources for those in need.

Erin Volpe
Teenage Anxiety on the Rise
Tom McGrath, Phillymag.com / Photo illustration: Michael Houtz

Tom McGrath, Phillymag.com / Photo illustration: Michael Houtz

Philadelphia Magazine’s Tom McGrath, through use of personal story-telling and expert consultation, explores and addresses the growing numbers of extreme teenage anxiety in our culture. This is a compelling piece about the pitfalls of social media, societal financial pressures, and the high cost of perfectionism in our youth.

Erin Volpe
"The Guest House" by Rumi
“The Guest House” by Jellaludin Rumi  Translation by Coleman Barks

“The Guest House” by Jellaludin Rumi

Translation by Coleman Barks

In poetry and other forms of art, we find some of the most profound and robust commentary and understanding of what it means to be human. This is a very famous poem, often cited in mindfulness meditation. If you’ve never encountered it, it’s absolutely worth reading.

Erin Volpe
"What Makes a Good Life?;" The Harvard Study

Dr. Robert Waldinger, Director of Harvard Study of Adult Development / TEDx

What makes a good life? In this TEDx talk, Dr. Robert Waldinger (psychiatrist and psychoanalyst) speaks about important lessons learned from the longest study on happiness across the lifespan. The Harvard Study is a 75-year (and running!) longitudinal study offering powerful insights into the key variables for human health and happiness.

Erin Volpe
When the Mental Becomes Physical
Aneri Pattani, Philly.com

Aneri Pattani, Philly.com

Philly.com’s Aneri Pattani reports on the story of Diana Chao and the ways her mental illness affected her physical health. Important topics such as mental health stigma, patient education, and the varied origins of symptoms are addressed through this powerful personal story.

Erin Volpe
Holiday Stress Resources
American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed during the holiday season? You’re not alone. Take a look at this guide which has been put together by the APA to help you navigate some of the hardest parts of the holiday season, including managing difficult family conversations, pressures of gift-giving, and financial stress.

Erin Volpe