Blogging for 42
As one of former Division 42 President June Ching’s presidential initiatives, a “Blog Corner” was created for the Division 42 website. These monthly blog entries, written by myself or a member of the blog team, provide a social media opportunity for informational sharing to improve professional practice outreach. Tips and ideas are generated on a variety of psychological or mental health issues. The hope is that these articles encourage you to consider how you can engage in public education, either at the state/national level with your state Public Education Coordinator, or as information for your own website or waiting room. Please feel free to copy these ideas for posts or to repost or Tweet. You are also invited to add comments and keep the discussions interactive. I only ask that if you use the blog in its entirety that you attribute it to the original author.
Elaine Ducharme, PhD, ABPP
Sharing and Caring
There’s a commonly held belief that suicides peak during the holidays. That is not true. From the CDC— “The idea that suicides occur more frequently during the holiday season is a long perpetuated myth. The Annenberg Public Policy Center has been tracking media...
Have you met your soulmate? That is if you believe in that concept. Or, how do you meet potential partners? Once upon a time, there were matchmakers, good-intentioned family members, friends, and then it became bars, school or college, and even the workplace with its...
You, Me or Us?
One of the transitions one makes going from single life to a partnership is adjusting to the concept of “us” or “coupledom.” It may not be a conscious shift, but sooner or later, there comes an instance when our own needs and wants collide with the other’s and then it...
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Something big is happening. I can feel it in the air. And I can see it in the major change of clothing on my husband. He has started to wear a jacket outside. And, unbelievably, he has changed from wearing shorts to sweat pants when hanging around the house. This is a...
Don’t Let Workplace Stress Ruin Your Labor Day Holiday
Here is a blog on workplace stress
National Mental Health Awareness month: Bipolar Disorder
Here is a blog discussing bipolar disorder
Finances and Your Relationship
Here are some guidelines to help people learn to talk about finances
Getting Kids to Go to Bed and Stay There
Here is an example of how I developed a blog to address a frequent problem encountered by parents in my practice