May 8, 2020 · Just a few short years ago, I was invited to write an editorial on telepsychiatry that I titled: “When will telepsychiatry reach its tipping point”? (Flaum, 2017).  It accompanied and tried to make sense of an article in which analyses of multiple large databases of private insurance claims revealed that out of almost 4 million […]
April 29, 2020 · Find a supportive person you can talk to; (Pastor, therapist, coach, parent, relative, best friend, higher power) While social distancing guidelines can make connecting with your Tips for Thriving support person more difficult, it is not impossible. Many therapists and coaches have technology during Isolation set up to do online or phone sessions, so if […]
April 29, 2020 · By now I am sure most of you have likely been impacted in some way by COVID-19, the new viral strain of coronavirus that affects your respiratory system. You or someone you know may have been directly infected with the virus, your employer may have asked you to begin working from home, and/or you may […]
April 24, 2020 · While news outlets today are heralding the explosive growth of telehealth amidst a global health pandemic, the field of telemedicine was new to me when I left my fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry over 10 years ago.  I eagerly researched jobs while living in my new home state of South Carolina.  While looking for […]
April 17, 2020 · Marc J. Romano, a Licensed Psychologist, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified in Primary Mental Health, and Certified Addiction Professional, shares his experiences with telehealth.
March 26, 2020 · Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 23, 2020 · When it comes to mental health, men and women often differ in many ways from their perception of emotional concerns, how they express emotions, and how they choose to act when experiencing life’s challenges.
November 1, 2019 · For many older adults, the lack of social interaction during winter can lead to isolation, loneliness and health issues. Here’s how to help.
April 5, 2019 · Recognizing depression and anxiety in our older population can be tough, and sometimes, depression goes undiagnosed.
March 20, 2019 · While we understand that food is a necessity and recognizing body hunger is important, we also need to build awareness of head (or emotional) hunger and our tendency to self-soothe and numb ourselves with food.
February 7, 2019 · We hear teamwork is the foundation to success, but what exactly is teamwork? Let’s explore how to create a climate that helps dynamic teams not only thrive, but also grow.
November 6, 2018 · The winter months are fast approaching and for some, the anxiety has already set in. These are real stressors that impact daily living.
November 6, 2018 · We continue the fight every day to promote positive change. Each of you is an advocate, helping to change how others view mental health.
November 6, 2018 · We hope the community education tools we put in place will continue to provide the support and guidance to reach all seniors in need.
November 6, 2018 · Seasonal Affective Disorder is a mood condition influenced by the changes in seasons. SAD is typically linked to fall and winter months.
November 6, 2018 · When changes occur, we have two options: to fight it like the leaves holding on to the trees or to let go and see where the changes take us.
November 6, 2018 · While they may appear similar, they have a very distinct meaning. Let’s explore the value of empathy when discussing suicide prevention.
November 6, 2018 · Gratitude is more than just the feeling of thankfulness, but being thankful is the first step, and we have to have that to build upon.