MENTAL ILLNESS IS COMMON Lifetime risk of depression is about 1 in 3, meaning about 400,000 people in Western New York will experience it at some point. About 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. – 43.8 million people – experiences mental illness in a given year. Almost 1 in 25 adults in the.. read more →

NHS study finds 12.6% of women aged 16-24 screen positive for PTSD, 19.7% self-harm and 28.2% have a mental health condition. Those aged between 16 and 24 are described as the ‘first cohort to come of age in social media ubiquity’. Photograph: Ian Canham/Alamy Sexual violence, childhood trauma and pressures from social media are being.. read more →

As a psychologist, one of the questions I get asked the most is, “Why is this happening to me?” In other words, why do some people experience depression and anxiety? Why do they have an addiction? Why does their child have obsessive compulsive disorder or schizophrenia? In the military, soldiers often wonder why they experience.. read more →