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Failure to Launch and Young Men: The Educational Dilemma

Failure to Launch and Young Men: The Educational Dilemma

Young men are experiencing quarter-life crises at an alarming rate. Men are struggling to graduate college, step into the workforce, step into independent adulthood, and deal with adversity and setbacks in life. But what is behind this epidemic of failure to launch guys? Psych Bytes presents a multi-part series exploring the changing landscape of the teenage...

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Technology is Stressing Out Americans

Technology is Stressing Out Americans

The American Psychological Association’s Stress in AmericaTM poll shows parents struggling to balance personal and family technology use. I hate talking on the phone. I find it to be a necessary evil. Many years ago, my wife forced me to get a cellphone. I had fought getting a phone, simply because I hate talking on the...

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The Psychological Benefits of Volunteering

The Psychological Benefits of Volunteering

Want to work on improving your mental well-being this summer? Start out with helping others! My youngest daughter finally celebrated her eleventh birthday with her friends this past week. Despite her birthday falling in April, her softball commitments in the spring prevented her from hosting a party until school was over. One of the coolest...

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5 Health Habits to Live By This Summer

5 Health Habits to Live By This Summer

Summertime has arrived and with it comes a shift in schedules, activities, and priorities. Kids are out of school. Families take vacations. Schedules are no longer centered around school, tutors, or carpool. Now cookouts, vacations, and camps control the itinerary. Don’t Turn Relaxation into Unhealthy Living Summer is an opportunity to relax and take a...

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Today’s Teen Culture: Mental Health Awareness

Today’s Teen Culture: Mental Health Awareness

[The information in this article was originally published on Shrink Tank in May 2017 and inspired from the hit show “13 Reasons Why”.] What Is It Like to Be a Teen in 2017? “Bye Bye Childhood!” One of the biggest developments for childhood and adolescence is that puberty is occurring earlier than in past generations. ...

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I Caught My Teen Using Drugs: How Worried Should I Be?

I Caught My Teen Using Drugs: How Worried Should I Be?

Imagine This Scenario… I’m sitting down with frantic parents who have just discovered their teen has smoked pot. These parents are also convinced their son has drunk alcohol, but they don’t know for sure. It’s not easy for parents to know how to address alcohol and drug use with their children. How do parents hit...

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Would You Ever Open Your Marriage? The Psychology of Open Marriages

Would You Ever Open Your Marriage? The Psychology of Open Marriages

[This article was first published on Shrink Tank in February 2017] Marriage and relationships are changing in the 21st century.  Hear from real-life folks who say polyamory works best for them. Valentine’s Day comes around every February, bringing with it horrible romantic films, stores filled with boxes of candy, and cuddly stuff animals.  The gifts...

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Prince Harry, Grief, and the Challenge Men Face in Asking for Help

Prince Harry, Grief, and the Challenge Men Face in Asking for Help

Britain’s Prince Harry was only 12 years-old when his mother Princess Diana was tragically killed in an automobile accident.  It would take Harry 16 more years before he sought help to deal with the grief of losing his mother. In a candid interview with British newspaper The Telegraph, Prince Harry admitted the loss of his...

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Could 13 Reasons Why Spur an Increase in Teen Suicide?  Research Supports the Possibility

Could 13 Reasons Why Spur an Increase in Teen Suicide? Research Supports the Possibility

“Why did the show depict Hannah’s suicide in such a graphic manner? Was it necessary?  And could it actually spur copycat suicides?” Netflix’s newest sensation is sparking a larger conversation around suicide, rape, and bullying.  In our multi-part series on 13 Reasons Why, one mental health professional will explore the psychological aspects presented in the...