Today I started rereading The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein. I am reading this to remind myself of the qualities resilient people possess. I want to develop ways to help my adolescent patients face a changed classroom when they return to school …

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“Dr. Beck, I really need something to cheer me up this weekend.” Luckily, when one of my patients mentioned this, I had already been wondering which activities could cheer someone up as they struggle with stress. For the last few days, I have been thinking about this great article that considers how reading science fiction …

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I am presently reading Leah Price’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading. I will review this book once I have finished reading it however, I keep getting waylaid in reading Price’s book by other material she recommends. Of the various articles and books recommended, I want …

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Yesterday I was interviewed by Craig Oliver for his TV Program Challenges and Change on the topic of Mental Health. One of his questions to me was, “How do you help a child to develop resilience?” I wasn’t especially happy with my answer, but I thought about this question and did some research. I can …

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