Every day, my inbox is full of amazing information about mental health! So much so, I can't read all of it. I choose the articles that look like they apply to my practice, my clients, and my perspective, and read further. Here are a few good ones to share this week.
First, President Obama publicly removed support from the practice of Conversion Therapy this week. Conversion therapy aims to convert homosexual behavior to heterosexual, and has been shown in numerous studies to do more harm than good. This is an important social justice issue for gay, lesbian, transgendered, and questioning individuals. Read the USA Today article.
Next, this CNN article explores the myth of multitasking, an idea that has been debunked by brain science in recent years. It turns out our brains are wired for one task at a time, and when we try to do more than one, the quality of all tasks goes down. So here's your permission to do one and ONLY ONE thing at a time. Nice!
Lastly, the Veterans Administration has released several new mental health apps to help those with PTSD. There's a great mindfulness app here!
Enjoy and happy Wednesday, all.
Kambria Kennedy-Dominguez, Counselor and yoga teacher specializing in mental health, substance abuse and wellness.