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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.