Perinatal Mental Health Issues Costing Our EconomyNov 11, 2021
By Barry Waldman Perinatal Mental Health Issues Are Costing Our Economy and We Hardly Know It The most exalted, revered, transformational event in most people’s lives is the birth of their children. It is so life-changing that one in eight new mothers struggles with post-partum depression and another one in eight suffers some other mental…
Mental Health in a COVID WorldJan 4, 2021
The most wonderful time of the year? Not for everyone and certainly not for a lot of people this past year’s holiday season. Even in ordinary years, the Christmas-New Year holiday season adds stressors to the lives of American adults, one in four of whom struggle with a diagnosable mental health disorder, according to the…
High Anxiety Among Young AdultsNov 18, 2020
Lauren Rhoads is a high-performing business student at the College of Charleston, the kind who color-codes her to-do list and does the lion’s share of the work in group assignments. This senior business major was cruising through her college career with internships lined up and jobs awaiting until Covid hit.
COVID-19 May Spark Uptick in Child AbuseApr 3, 2020
Domestic violence and child abuse are expected to spike during the COVID-19 crisis as families are confined together under the stress of diminished income and complex new routines. Adding to the problem is the difficulty facing women and children who want to escape the abuse but are sequestered in their homes. Research has demonstrated a…
The News About Cell Phones is Worse Than You ThoughtMar 19, 2019
As of 2015, 91 percent of American adults and 60 percent of teens owned a cell phone. The average person spends two-and-a-half hours a day using their phone and 80% of us check our phones within 15 minutes of waking.