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10 Tips from APA on building Psychological Resistance to Stress

10 Ways to Build Resilience, from the American Psychological Association. 1. Make connections. Good relationships with close family members, friends, or others are important. Accepting help and support from those who care about you and will listen to you strengthens resilience. Some people find that being active in civic groups, faith-based organizations or other local …

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COMMENTARY: Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Violence

  The following is the transcript of a video presentation by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, which was published in MedScape on August 6, 2019: COMMENTARY Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Violence This transcript has been edited for clarity. This past weekend, in a little over 24 hours, gun violence claimed the lives of 30 …

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No Wage Growth and our HUGE Increase in Income Inequality Kills American Marriages

That’s right, the chart shows that those reporting their marriage was “very happy” declined 8% over the last 42 years, from 68% to 60%. Over the same period, income inequality in America has sky-rocketed to the levels seen in third world countries like Uganda, Venezuala, Morocco, Tunisia and Thailand.  We’re less equal than all the …

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Sperm Counts Decline of 50% since 1973, more so among older men, and yet…

Here’s the gist of what I’m going to say here: Over the last 40 years male sperm count has decreased by 50% in all industrial nations and it keeps going down. 15% of couples are unable to have a baby (are infertile).  Half the time a couple can’t have a baby male infertility is involved. …

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The Resurgence of Patriarchy and On Being a Feminist Therapist

Terry Real, a family and couples therapist in Boston, writes extensively on how traditional masculinity can be damaging to marriage.  I agree with his positions completely, and since he has written so well on the issue I am just going to share the following quotes from his recent article. “The election of Donald Trump and …

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