I missed National Depression Screening Day on Oct 11. Yom Kippur found itself in the middle of my blogging agenda. Like some college students I’m posting about, my “paper” is 3 days late. The “Wall Street Journal,” however, was right on time with its feature, “College Students Flood Mental-Health Centers.” Their article covers a “Beating Anxiety” workshop […]
Author Archive | Dr. Candida Abrahamson, Ph.D.
My husband won’t take pain medicine. He says it interferes with his thinking–and he’s the thinking type. He’ll stay in bed with one hand over his migraine-aching head for hours, but no pain pill (or anything else) will pass his lips. What he will do, however, is stop at the drugstore after a medical, dental, […]
National Mental Health Awareness Week is here again. Unfortunately, what’s new since last year is not an improvement, unless you consider an upsurge in recent news reporting on police violence against the mentally ill to be a step in the right direction. The Washington Post reported that 124 people shot to death in the U.S. by police in […]
As of 2012, 18% of U.S. children aged 6 to 11 were obese, with many more overweight. The same study reveals almost 21% of adolescents are classified obese. No need to describes the miserable side effects on health, appearance, and self esteem. What to do? Do taxes on sodas, outlawing Bug Gulps and adding veggies to […]