20+ min read · Jul 16th · The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated. Andrea Volpe reports
4 min read · Jul 16th · Grief… It’s painful, complicated, overwhelming and handled so differently by each individual. When we lose someone or something, the process for coping and healing can be all-consuming. While we…
~11 min read · Jun 27th · No one's talking about the complex relationship between disinformation and mental health. That changes now.
Conventional wisdom says media literacy, fact-checking, and critical thinking skills are the best weapons against those impulses. Yet this approach rests on the dangerous assumption that people's emotional and psychological well-being has little bearing on their vulnerability to far-fetched ideas, elaborate lies, and cunning propaganda. In fact, recent research suggests that their mental health can influence what they're willing to believe.
Studies have shown that conspiracy theories appeal to people with unmet psychological needs. They crave knowledge, desire safety and security, and need to maintain positive self-esteem. Conspiracy theories, which may sometimes be true, help explain the unknown, giving people a deep sense of satisfaction.
conspiracy theorists peddled the truth as they saw it to people who wanted what few could offer: certainty. That confidence became an antidote to the misery of not knowing what might come next
3 min read · Jul 18th · I hear from readers so often about the notion of "drift" that I'm re-posting this quiz from a few years ago. What is “drift”? Drift is the decision you make by not deciding, or by making a decision…
Jul 12th · Problem solving doesn’t need to be complex. By following a structured approach and concentrating on the “what, why, and how” of your issue, you’ll immediately see your problem in a new way. Join us in…