Dependent on a person’s circumstances, we know that mental health is a state of successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people and the ability to adapt and change and cope with adversity. Further, mental health is indispensable to personal well-being, family and interpersonal relationships, and contribution to community or society. It is easy in either families or communities to overlook the value of mental health until problems surface or system changes occur.
Examining the psychology of contacting the affair partner
Should you try to contact your husband's mistress if your spouse has had an affair? I've never approached this topic before in any of the Oakland County Moms Health Sections. In fact, I had never really thought about it until I was approached by the website affairrecovery.com regarding content on the subject of cheating and healing after an affair in a marriage.
Chick Moorman is an author and the creator of Parent Talk System, a program that teaches parents effective ways of talking to children that enhance self-esteem, stimulate learning, and encourage autonomy. I attended a Chick Moorman presentation at Crittenton - it was a two hour presentation that touched on a few different tips for parents when talking with their children. It didn't nearly cover all of what Chick Moorman has to offer, but it was a great insite that left me feeling uplifted and looking forward to more. Here are some parenting tips that were discussed as part of Chick Moorman's Parent Talk System.
Postpartum and Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
By Dr. Laura Fadell
We have all heard of postpartum depression (PPD), especially with up to 80% of women experiencing some form of depressive symptoms following childbirth with some continuing through the first 12 months. Someone we know, or know of, has likely experienced some form of “baby blues”, sadness, or even severe depression.
The importance of teaching face to face human social interaction while promoting safe social media practices
More and more businesses are popping up that provide safety tips regarding social media usage among children. And, obviously so. There are many areas of caution that need to be exercised in order to promote safe and proper usage.
When you observe all the fast and immediate interaction done solely using text messages and social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, you have to wonder (and hope) that all the safety tips and guidelines are accompanied by tips on how to limit the use of social media, and incorporate more human interaction.
Hamilton Psychological Services is excited to announce that they are a qualified provider of Cogmed Working Memory Training. Cogmed training is about improving working memory, leading to better attention and impulse control.
Behavioral Addiction to Video Games - A Very Real Concern for Parents
By Dr. Laura Fadell
When the term “addiction” comes up, most of us think of addiction to substances such as alcohol, illicit or prescription drugs, even gambling and sex. Recently, several researchers have begun to scientifically test the concept of pathological video game use.
Statistics have been released by the New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center from two studies on youth sexting.
The holidays are supposed to be a time of unbridled joy for children. Sadly, if a child has experienced a loss, the holidays can be an extremely difficult period. Family traditions during the holiday season can be sad reminders to children as memories rush back. Holiday presents, Santa Claus visits and the "magic of the season" can sometimes do only little to ease the grief of a child during this hectic time of the year.
Contagious Behavior in Adolescents and Teens
By Dr. Laura Fadell
I’m sure most of you have heard to phrase “Birds of a feather flock together.” I became very familiar with it in my early teens, as this was something my mother would frequently say during my adolescence, particularly when she didn’t approve of my momentary group of friends. Come to find out, my mom was right. That old saying couldn’t be truer, especially when the ‘birds’ are adolescents trying to navigate their way through the often painful and confusing task of establishing their own identities and defining to themselves and to the world who they are.
A recent University of Michigan study found that childhood obesity has tied drug abuse as the number one overall health concern parents have for children.
WebMd and Stanford Health conducted a survey, Raising Fit Kids, to ask parents what the most awkward conversations are to have with kids. What they found is that weight ranks higher in awkward conversations than sex, drugs, alcohol, and smoking.
Dr. Susan Bartell, a nationally recognized psychologist, provided me with this interview that discusses a recent survey regarding parent/child discussions as they relate to childhood obesity.