Jerry Kennard

Jerry Kennard, Health Professional

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. Jerry’s clinical background is in mental health and, most recently, higher education. He is the author of various self-help books and is co-founder of positivityguides.net.

Where to Start if You Feel Depressed

Credit: iStock Have you suffered in silence for weeks, or possibly months, knowing that your mood isn’t improving, or is getting worse? If so, you’re sharing an experience with hundreds of thousands of others. For many people, accepting they need pro...
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How Contagious is Stress?

Credit: iStock I guess we’d all like to think we’re totally in charge of our own emotions, but is this really the case? Actually, others constantly manipulate our emotions, and sometimes we buy into this of our own free will. Think about it. We all h...
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Understanding Your Doctor When You're Depressed

Credit: iStock Your family doctor should have a very good grasp of both the symptoms and treatment options relating to depression. Ideally, his knowledge and your needs should mesh, so that any treatment he recommends comes after a discussion and und...
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Stop, Breathe, and Think for Reduced Anxiety

Credit: Thinkstock Hardworking people sometimes look for solutions to their stressful lives in ways that fit in with their already busy lifestyle. At face value it may seem illogical to try and squeeze more activities into an already active day and e...
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Cure Your Spider Phobia At Home in One Session

Credit: Thinkstock One of the most common phobias I come across involves creepy crawlies, and spiders in particular. Spiders are around all year but in the northern hemisphere they are most active in the mating season, towards the end of summer and e...
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How to Lessen Dating Anxiety

Credit: Thinkstock It’s only a date, so why are you feeling so nervous? Even for confident people, the prospect of a first date can be daunting, but if you’re anxious, self-conscious, or shy, you’re in a different league altogether. The good news is, ...
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Overcoming the Fear of Depression Recovery

Credit: Thinkstock When someone slips into depression, the physical and emotional changes they experience can become overwhelming. It’s a very uncomfortable place to be and one that most people are only too pleased to see the back of. Or are they? Th...
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Hiding Behind Social Media? Here Are Tips for Breaking Free

Credit: Thinkstock The other evening, I was watching a television program about the school system in South Korea, where students are among the highest academic achievers on the planet. At one level this sounds great, but the work that goes into this ...
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When and Why to Call 'Time' on Therapy

Credit: Thinkstock Not all therapies come neatly packaged into a small number of weekly sessions, and not all of the more structured therapies suit every patient’s needs. More open-ended talk therapies may be attractive for those wishing greater anal...
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