Mental Health Break

November 16, 2020

Over the last 25 years or more, I have been fortunate to meet hundreds of boys and men of all ages in my work as a Psychotherapist.  I cannot adequately express what a privilege it is to have had this experience.  It has unequivocally altered, shaped and grown my understanding of what it is to “be ...

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As many of you reading this may already know, raising teens and launching young adults are two tasks which are already difficult.  Some of the difficulties include: setting limits without being over-controlling;  encouraging without being judgmental;  supporting without ...

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The purpose of this article is not to criticize Telehealth or Zoom meetings.  On the contrary. There are so many important benefits to virtual meetings(1), not the least of which is the ability to stay connected during this very critical period. My goal is to identify some of the concerns which ...

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Finding oneself required to stay at home can produce many different feelings.  Anxiety, frustration, loneliness, sad, overwhelmed – you might find that your emotions are running the entire gamut.  The lack of structure, changes in routine and the daily news updates on the COVID-19 pandemic are ...

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Flight attendants give us the best advice.  In the event of an emergency, first put the oxygen mask on yourself before beginning to help anyone else.  Too often, our instincts are to care for others before we care for ourselves.  Whether an emergency or not, if we don’t take care of ourselves, we ...

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Have you ever found yourself more concerned about another person’s New Year Resolution than your own?  Sounds strange – but not for a family member who lives in worry about another’s alcoholism, drug using or other behavioral addiction.  Unfortunately, the concern about another person’s behavior ...

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The holidays can be special, but may take a toll on parents who often find they are juggling multiple roles as we work hard to make the holidays happen for our children and families.  We may find ourselves simultaneously working as a party-planner, caterer, home decorator, and personal shopper ...

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The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® takes place annually on the third Thursday in November each year.  The Smokeout® is a day to encourage smokers to take a break from the habit for one day. Some people who are planning to quit smoking choose this day to be their quit date.  The ...

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October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.  Most parents are acutely aware of the potential for our children to be hurt at school by a bully.  The stakes are even higher as the playing field opens up into a world wide web of potential threats. It is as though our kids never get a ...

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Welcome to our new “Mental Health Break” column!  Our goal is to write a snappy, relevant and newsy column with everything related to Personal Growth, Self-Improvement and Mental Health.  We are a dynamic psychotherapy group which has been part of the Summit and Montclair communities for over 25 ...

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