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Author Archive | Dr. Candida Abrahamson, Ph.D.

The High Cost of Secrecy–When Will They Ever Learn?

Last Friday Ms. Clinton received a diagnosis of pneumonia.  She kept that information secret.  Two days later, she collapsed–in public. Instead of revealing the secret in a way she could control, the secret exposed her.  She feared her enemies would make hay over her weakness;  she collapses–double, triple hay. The decades-long Clintons’ secrecy saga prompts me to […]

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National Suicide Prevention Week–Teen Suicidality

Roughly 20% of healthy high school children report they’ve had thoughts of suicide at least once during the previous 12 months, according to Dr. Benjamin Shain, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at NorthShore University Health System (Chicago Northern suburbs). A teen might have a suicidal thought due to loss of a friend, college rejection, sexting embarrassment.  Frighteningly, […]

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Anger, Resentment, Bitterness, and Righteous Indignation

The Trump phenomenon (angry haters of the current political/economic system) has got me thinking about anger and emotional health. What to make of this simmering, brimming, and finally erupting geyser of resentment in the American public? To clarify the conversation let’s separate and define the categories of anger appropriate to a political dialogue, the four in my title above. […]

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