Warning Signs of Suicide: Hearing a Cry for Help

Any person exhibiting these behaviors should get care immediately:

Putting their affairs in order and giving away their possessions
Saying goodbye to friends and family
Mood shifts from despair to calm
Planning, possibly by looking around to buy, steal or borrow the tools they need to commit suicide, such as a firearm or prescription medication … More Warning Signs of Suicide: Hearing a Cry for Help

The Science of Happiness: A Free Online Class

Psych Choices therapist Connie Opfell, LCSW recently completed a free online course called “The Science of Happiness.” This course began for the second time in December 2014, and it’s not too late to join.  For mental health professionals, there are even free continuing education credits available.  The course is offered by the Berkeley Greater Good Science … More The Science of Happiness: A Free Online Class

The Internet and Emotional Health: Online Resources for Everyone

How many ways has the “digital age” changed our emotional lives? Judging by the lives of my clients as well as those of my family and friends, a lot. People seem to live huge parts of their lives via text message now.  They will ask someone out by sending a text; they carry on huge … More The Internet and Emotional Health: Online Resources for Everyone