Alienation

Depression Around The Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Alienation, Couples & Family, Depression, Emotional Abuse, Substance Abuse | 0 comments

Depression Around The Holiday Season

(As seen in Anton Media November 2018) The holidays aren’t merry and bright for all of us. Clinical data has shown this time of year to be associated with an increase in certain types of psychopathology such as dysphoric moods and alcohol-related fatalities. Depression may occur at any time of the year, but the heightened social interactions, or lack thereof, during the holiday months of November and December may cause even those who are normally content to experience loneliness and a lack of fulfillment.   Isolation Social isolation is one of the biggest predictors of depression,...

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Managing Familial Expectations

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Alienation, Anxiety, Couples & Family, Motivation | 0 comments

Managing Familial Expectations

Managing Familial Expectations As Seen in Anton New Healthy Living Section September 19 – September 23rd, 2018 As much as anyone might wish they could peer into the future, no one has a crystal ball. Fear of the unknown is a significant stressor because our ability to plan for the future is limited and thus we feel less in control of our lives. Many of us cope with this unsettling fear by creating expectations. We approach every day with a huge array of them in place to help us assume what we can count on and look forward to. These predictions relieve stress because they give us...

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The Socially Complex Landscape of Middle School and High School

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Alienation, Anxiety, Emotional Abuse, Peer Pressure | 0 comments

The Socially Complex Landscape of Middle School and High School

(As Seen In Blank Slate Media Publications in September 2016) Teen culture is social by nature. Some friendship groups welcome people to join while others are more selective. Selective group members make it clear that they are very particular about who they accept into their crowd. This type of restricted group is sometimes called a clique. Some cliques focus on maintaining their status and popularity over the shared interests, values, and beliefs of its members. A clique may try to make it seem like its members are “better” than those outside, or that their clique is of higher...

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