Social media. Is it bad for you or good for you? That is a question actively debated by psychologists, mental health advocates, parents, teachers, and even those in Silicon Valley. Certainly social media has profoundly changed the way people communicate and how they interact with others. Numerous studies have reported that those heavily engaged in [...]
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Way back (in digital time) in 2011, The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a comprehensive study on the impact of social media on children, adolescents and the family. In those kinder, gentler days of social media the AAP study pointed out that for adolescents there were many positive aspects to social media, though, yes, there [...]
You work long hours. After dinner you whip out your laptop to take care of unfinished business. When it’s time for bed you’re thinking about what’s in store for tomorrow. Your mind is so active you find it hard to fall asleep. Sound familiar? For many of us, it does. Does that make you a workaholic? What [...]
There’s a lot of debate about what Gen Z should be called. This newest generation has been dubbed everything from the iGeneration to Gen Tech to Post-Millennials. Name aside, there’s little debate that Gen Z workers are already reshaping America’s workforce. Older members of this substantial group – more than 61 million individuals in the [...]
Steve Jobs was known for his habit of walking around barefoot as a means of boosting his creativity while brainstorming or in meetings. He jogged for the same reason. These habits grew out of his exploration into Zen Buddhism earlier in life and his learning of mindfulness and meditation. Speaking about the state of mindfulness [...]
Stress. Anxiety. Words we hear and read about with increasing regularity. News reports and social media assault our senses with an endless barrage of mass shootings, sexual harassment, immigration issues, political dissension and other stress inducing stories. Add workplace pressure and financial worries and it’s no wonder that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health [...]
Would you know what to do if a friend approached you to tell you that they were having mental health issues? Society has come a long way when it comes to understanding and talking about mental health. Nonetheless, there is still a stigma about mental health. It took great courage for your friend to approach [...]
Clinician stress is a significant and widely prevalent issue in healthcare. It’s an issue that can affect patient safety, negatively impact the patient experience and increase the cost of care. And that doesn’t take into account the physical and mental health problems caused by stress and burnout on clinicians themselves. Stress and stress related health issues [...]
According to a recent study by Cigna, loneliness in America has reached epidemic proportions. Their survey of more than 20,000 U.S. adults revealed: Nearly 50% report sometimes or always feeling alone or left out. Nearly 30% rarely or never feel as though there are people who really understand them. More than 40% sometimes or always feel [...]