This week, learn the impacts of isolation and loneliness, one man’s story of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, which types of jobs could be linked to better memory, plus much more.
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Overcome Feelings of Isolation & Overwhelm
Loneliness is on the rise—and with loneliness often comes a sense of emotional distance from those we love, and feelings of depression and anxiety. Understand how to set yourself or your loved one up to effectively manage these feelings when they feel overwhelming. Learn the strategies and resources in this video from board-certified psychiatrist and APA fellow, Dr. Sue Varma.
*Taken from “The Loneliness Epidemic”
A Story of Resilience in the Face of Pain
Every 10 days, two people attempt to take their lives by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Around .002% of those people survive. Kevin Hines is one of those people. Gain insight into the mind of someone who experienced suicidal ideation, and learn how to spot the signs and how to help someone suffering. Kevin notes, “when you’re in so much pain that you can’t breathe, you believe you have to go. If we can teach people how to be resilient in the face of pain, how to cope with the pain, and how to survive the pain, a lot more of us can stay here—inside the pain.”
Discover the “Triangle of Conflict” & Its Impact on Your Relationships
In many ways, quarantine has put a microscope on our relationships. Whether that’s a good or bad thing, we can all benefit from understanding our relationships on a deeper, psychological level. In this interview, board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Kristy Lamb breaks down the “triangle of conflict” framework and how it impacts your relationship health. Discover how to take hold of your emotions, handle relationship conflict in a healthy way, and navigate the triangle of conflict whenever arguments with a boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, or other loved one seem to arise.
From The MedCircle Blog
Mental Health News
- A study conducted by Colorado State University found that jobs with low physical stress and good working conditions were linked to better memory and a larger hippocampus (the part of the brain that’s critical for memory.)
- Multiple studies found that therapy delivered electronically was more effective than face-to-face care.
- Lockdown has made it easier to talk about the difficulties of love. Psychotherapist Esther Perel gives 3 tips on how to improve your relationship with your partner at home.