Mental Health Archives - Page 4 of 5 - Ben Michaelis, PhD

"The 2 Key Factors That Explain Why People Commit Violent Hate Crimes" – Business Insider

Dylann Roof’s motives for initiating a mass shooting this past Wednesday are clear. The 21 year-old admitted to investigators that he wanted to start a race war, and killing nine people at a bible study in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, was meant to be the catalyst. Roof’s racism-fueled act doesn’t square with a racist slip of […]

"Caitlyn Jenner's New Face: The Physical — and Emotional — Effects of Facial Feminizing Surgery" – Yahoo! Health

Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing that, overnight, your face has transformed. Caitlyn Jenner went through this experience after having facial feminization surgery (FFS), a series of procedures that alter the face to increase its femininity. In an upcoming Vanity Fair interview, she reports suffering a panic attack the day after, and recalls thinking, “What did I just […]

The Surprising Ways Spring Cleaning Can Improve Your Health

Experts weigh in on how de-cluttering your home can offer some pretty hefty health benefits Cleaning, organizing and sprucing up your home may not sound like your idea of a fun way to kick off spring, but aside from making your home look and feel shiny and new, “spring cleaning” happens to offer a handful […]

Spring Cleaning: It's Not Just for Closets Anymore

3 Tips For De-Cluttering Your Mind To Get A Fresh Start This Spring Many people accumulate more stuff in their homes while spending more time indoors during the winter. If you look around you may notice gifts that you received but didn’t really want, cards you meant to send out (eek!) or that ambitious knitting […]

Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger

Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental “resilience” varies enormously, which itself is […]

Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger

Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental “resilience” varies enormously, which itself is […]

Rene Russo Has Bipolar Disorder. How She—and Other Women—Are Helping Make It OK to Talk About Mental Health

In an episode of The Queen Latifah Show that airs on Oct. 30, Rene Russo reveals something about her that none of us knew: She has bipolar disorder and is treating it regularly with medications. Here’s the clip. So Queen Latifah asks Rene (and Jake Gyllenhaal)—who are out and about promoting their new movie, Nightcrawler, these days—to reveal something they’ve had to push […]

Unrequited Love Can Serve You Well If You Let It; The Benefits Of Rejection

Heartbreak hurts. Rejection can make us lash out. But when you’re ready, it can all be an opportunity for personal transformation “I have seen that people who are higher in resilience tend to naturally make more adaptive interpretations to rejection,” Dr. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist and speaker based in New York City, told Medical Daily in an […]