Mental Health & Substance Abuse News

What are the stages of grief?

Different people experience grief in different ways. It is likely that a person will experience a range of emotions while grieving. Although grief is a very personal experience for everyone, there are often similarities between people’s experiences. In 1969, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote a book called On Death and Dying that introduced the scientific…

‘Women my age tend to drink — it’s normal’

Women aged 50-70 are more likely than younger women to consume alcohol at levels that exceed low risk drinking guidelines — and most think that’s just perfectly fine. New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that despite the potential health risks of exceeding national drinking guidelines, many middle-aged and…

Black women, the forgotten survivors of sexual assault

Recy Taylor was walking home from a church meeting in Abbeville, Alabama with two other churchgoers when she was terrorized by seven white men in a green Chevrolet truck, snatched by them, taken to a secluded area and assaulted and raped, being told to “act like you do, with your…

Without iPhones Can German Education Save Kids From Screens?

From giant storefront LED signs to devices that fit in the palm of your hand, we have assimilated screens of every kind. Yet from selfies that spoil the restorative effect of nature to heavy social media use that makes us lonelier than ever, screen invasion can affect self–image, the way we communicate with…

Identifying paths of identity development

“No two individuals are the same,” was Richard Lerner’s, PhD, ostensibly banal statement on the first day of class during the fall semester of our PhD program. Everyone in the class believed in the veracity of the statement, without a doubt. However, Lerner’s following question challenged the way we had…