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Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.

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Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Jerry’s work 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.

Latest by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.

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A new study links your job workload and freedom to long-term mental health outcomes—including a risk of early death.

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What I Love About My ADHD Kid

Parents share seven ADHD traits that make their kids exceptional.

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Could Quarantine Make the Winter Blues Worse?

It's getting darker and colder, plus we're all cooped up inside. Here's what that means for mental health.

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What We Can Learn About Trauma, from Experts & Survivors

We’re living through a period of collective grief and pain, and it will resonate in people’s lives for years. Here, trauma survivors share what they’ve learned along the way.

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Is Loneliness a Health Risk?

Research shows that loneliness is just as risky as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. But in this era of social distancing, what can we do?

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When the Love of Your Life Has Bipolar

When bipolar disorder is in the relationship mix, you can expect to face challenges. You can also count on happiness.

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Is Pandemic Anxiety Changing Your Sex Drive?

A lot of us are super anxious right now, and that can contribute to a decrease (or increase) in our desire to get it on.

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Let's Talk About ADHD Signs and Symptoms

All kids can be hyper (and some adults, too). But does that mean you have ADHD? Here's what to look for.

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Text Therapy Really Can Work, Especially During a Pandemic

A new study looked at text-based interventions as a safe and promising tool to help people with mental illness.

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Coming Soon! Help for Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Depression

Previously approved for major depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation is on the FDA fast track for bringing relief to people with treatment-resistant bipolar depression, too.