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

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Cultivating Self-Compassion

Identifying the signs of self-criticism is a good first step in treating ourselves with kindness.


Why Perfectionism Is a Risk for Mental Health

High standards? Great. But perfectionism is a risk factor for anxiety disorders and depression.

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Alternative Treatment

Is Running or Resting Best for Anxiety?

Both exercise and relaxation can help ease anxiety. So which one should you choose?

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How Do Depression Support Groups Work?

Things to know before signing up to a depression support group.

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Living With

How Your 'Explanatory Style' Affects Your Mood

We all have fixed ways of explaining bad events to ourselves. Some are more beneficial than others.

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Living With

Trigger Management for Moods

Learn more about how to understand triggers, in yourself and in others, to develop a plan for managing your moods from day to day.

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How Does Anxiety Drive OCD?

Learn why even after an anxiety event passes, OCD related anxiety and symptoms can often increase.

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Transition Anxiety

The uncertainty of change often generates anxiety, especially in those who are highly sensitive. With a little thought and preparation we can overcome the barriers and succeed.

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The Effects of Time Transitions on Depression

Shifting time zones or going from daylight saving to standard time can increase depression risk.

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Am I a Hypochondriac?

What are the causes, types and symptoms of hypochondriasis? And what can be done to help?