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Jennifer Gerlach Lcsw

Jennifer Gerlach Lcsw

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Is It Time to Drop the Term ‘Behavioral Health'?

Personal Perspective: My mental health condition is not a behavior.

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Can We Spot Psychosis Before It Hits? Or Prevent It?

Research on early psychosis gives reason for hope.

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Not Getting Much From Therapy? Could You Be in Pretend Mode?

Pre-mentalizing modes can interrupt our ability to reflect.

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Summer's Shadow of Teen Depression and Suicide

What parents can do.

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Trying Too Hard to Relax? No Worries!

Three ways to chill out.

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When Rejection Sensitivity Meets the Dating Scene

Rejection sensitivity, often tied to ADHD, poses unique relationship challenges.

12.06.2024 20

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Are We in an Estrangement Epidemic?

Five uniquely painful aspects of estrangement as a loss.

10.06.2024 30

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What I Learned from One Trip Around the Ferris Wheel

A Personal Perspective: Memorable mini playful acts of kindness.

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When Anxiety Gets Physical

Anxiety often shows up physically in the body.

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Connecting Dots That Don't Connect: Aberrant Salience

A common occurrence for people experiencing psychosis and other conditions.

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Government Paranoia: A Stereotype or Hallmark?

Is the fear of the government a real representation of illness or a stereotype?

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After Psychosis, Friendships Can Help Save Lives

You don't have to be a mental health professional to show support.

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Hope for Narcissism and Other Personality Disorders

A compassionate approach to treating tough disorders.

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What Psychedelics and Acceptance Commitment Therapy May Share

A mechanism of change.

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3 Ideas for Days When Nothing Sounds Fun

Here are some tips for tackling anhedonia.

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What Is a Sensory Diet?

It's mostly not about food.

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Ditch People-Pleasing With Smile-Seeking

Six differences between people-pleasing and smile-seeking.

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Anchoring: A Strategy for Weathering Life

A simple way to become centered in the present moment.

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We Need a Word for This Emotion

Have you ever desired to alleviate someone's suffering without the ability to do so?

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Neurodiversity on Campus: Are Colleges Affirming?

How colleges are empowering neurodivergent individuals.

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Autistic Youth Deserve Freedom from Abuse

Research indicates that autistic youth are twice as likely to experience abuse.

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5 Things "Ted Lasso" Got Right About Mental Health

Believe.

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The Virtue of Doubt

Three ways thinking twice can enhance your life.

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Slowing Down for a Longer, More Enjoyable Life

Are you going too fast?

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A Field Guide for Schizophrenia?

Book review: "Schizophrenia and Related Disorders: A Handbook for Caregivers."

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A Hidden Struggle People Living With Bipolar Disorder Face

Can you trust your happiness?

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Best Friends Forever?: Are Friendships Becoming Shorter

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When Your Therapist is Younger Than You Are

3 potential benefits of seeing a therapist from a different generation.

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Does a Sleepless Night Have to Mean a Bad Day?

Five tips for coping with sleep deprivation: #5 Get some exercise—seriously!

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An Aspect of Grief We Don't Often Talk About

With grief, we talk about emotions, but what about thoughts?

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What Birds Can Offer Us in Healing

Birds hold special meaning to many and offer a mindfulness experience to all.

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A Sometimes Overlooked Schizophrenia and Psychosis Symptom

For some, emotions can feel iced.

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What Is AuDHD?

A common comorbidity or a separate diagnosis?

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Resisting the Borg: A Celebration of Neurodivergence

Unmasking in the spirit of Star Trek, resistance is not futile.

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5 Reasons to Include Psychosis in Mental Health Awareness

Let's not leave psychosis out of this May's mental health awareness campaigns.

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Empowering Teen Girls Through Martial Arts

A conversation with Women Of Wrestling's (WOW) Keta Rush.

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Why Lies Are Triggering for Many With Childhood Trauma

Most people don't like to be lied to, but sometimes lies represent danger.

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Is Therapy Cool Now?

Young people are embracing therapy, and therapists are welcoming the revolution.

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Five Things to Know about Functional Neurological Disorder

April is Functional Neurological Disorder Awareness Month. How aware are you?

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Why I Say, "I Am Neurodivergent" and "I Have Mental Health Conditions"

On identity-first and person-first language.

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We Have to Care: A Perspective on Suicide Prevention

Is the best way to help those struggling with suicidal urges to change a system?

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Are You Too Focused on Yourself, or Too Focused on Others?

What mentalization-based therapy teaches us about this balance.

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The Autism Self-Harm Connection

How self-harm relates to autism and what we can do about it.

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Trouble Sleeping With the Warmer Weather? You're Not Alone

Here's why, and 3 things you can do about it.

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Mindstorm Survival and First-Aid

How to support yourself or someone else through a mental meltdown or shutdown.

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4 Strategies to Free Yourself From Rumination

It's trickier than just trying not to ruminate.

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New Therapies May Offer Hope to People Who Hear Voices

Emerging psychotherapies employ voice dialogue to assist people who hear voices.

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Your Brain on Depression (and After Treatment)

Depression might alter functional brain connectivity; treatment may change it.

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Leave No One in the Waiting Room: Family and Mental Health

When families are included in mental healthcare, chances at recovery flourish.

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Playing With 5 Whole Decks: An Autism Metaphor

A Personal Perspective: There's intense world theory, bottom-up processing, and overwhelm.

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