Latest by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

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Using the Power of Choice to Change Your Mood

By exercising the choices available to us we can lift or change our mood completely.

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Travel as Depression Therapy

Mild depression may lift as a result of getting away from it all but travel itself will not cure depression.

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Coping with Travel Anxiety

Whether you’re traveling to a faraway place or coping with your daily commute, here are some tips for letting go of your fears.

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'Gap Year' Depression?

Often missing from discussions about pros and cons of a gap year is its potential emotional effect.

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Globe-Trotting with Bipolar Disorder

How to reduce relapse risk by properly planning for faraway travel.

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Self Care

How to Think and Behave with Self-Compassion

Some easy ways to think about self-compassion and how to turn these into greater care and respect for yourself.

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How to Plan for Panic on Your Travels

When airplanes make you anxious, extra planning can make a positive difference.

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Staying Active

Bipolar: How to Restore Activity Levels

For people who are sensitive to changes in routine, restoring activity levels to normal is key.

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Staying Active

Overcoming Agoraphobia

Overcoming feared situations requires a systematic series of activities, time and patience.

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Alternative Treatment

Activities to Ease Depression

Seemingly “small” activities can help restore confidence and enthusiasm when living with depression.