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Photos and memories

Photos and memories

November 12, 2019

Like many people with aging brains I am concerned about the things I might fail to remember. My life is full of new experiences. I like to travel and while I’m away I take photos so I will remember those experiences  better (a bit like people with early dementia learn to write themselves notes) and so that I can share the memories with others. Not a lot different from what everybody else is doing I guess if perhaps for slightly different reasons.


The Downside of the Here-and-Now

The Downside of the Here-and-Now

October 29, 2019

We have been talking about mindfulness in mental health for some time. It’s sometimes hyped as the universal panacea for all things anxious and depressed. Easy, cheap and with no side effects!


The Word of the Year Program

The Word of the Year Program

October 01, 2019

At the beginning of her book “Simple Self-Care for Therapists” Ashley Davis Bush starts by telling a story about a guest on her online talk radio show who introduced her to something she called her “Word of the Year Program”.


A letter from Joanna

A letter from Joanna

September 17, 2019

Recently I received a letter from a patient of mine. Joanna is a 50 something woman who suffers from recurrent unipolar depression. She has given me her permission to share her letter with you.


10 things everyone should know about Employee Assistance Programs

10 things everyone should know about Employee Assistance Programs

September 03, 2019

What do you know about Employee Assistance Programs and Providers? It’s all too easy as an employee or even as a mental health service provider to overlook the availability of EAPs, but they can provide useful and affordable support for many people facing mental health challenges in the workforce.


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