Article by Peter Gray The article “The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental Disorders,” discusses the increasing rates of anxiety and depression among young people in America. Peter Gray, Ph.D., a research professor at Boston College, refers to a recent study published by Dr. Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego…

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Article By Western Governors University Members of Generation Z, kids and young adults born starting in 1997, are coming of age in a society unlike the one in which their parents and elders had to grow up. Many reports suggest that U.S. teenagers are more sheltered, more pressured to succeed, and more anxious and depressed…

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Stress and Bouncing Thoughts We often get lost in thoughts bouncing from past and future when under stress. This can be exhausting and create clouded judgment, adding to existing stress. A powerful practice to help bring you to the present moment or now, which provides clarity and reduces stress, is mindfulness. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness…

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Depression and Anger Attacks Depression is commonly associated with feelings of hopelessness, sadness and a lack of motivation or concentration. Dr. Maurizio Fava, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School, released research on symptoms of anger and irritability also being linked with depression. He believes anger attacks, which are…

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