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Lonely College Students: What Can We Do to Help? – Shrinking It Down

Recent national surveys show that a significant proportion of college students report having felt overwhelmed, anxious, and lonely during college. If college is supposed to be the “best years of your life” then why are so many students lonely? That’s what Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr.

Processing the Impact of War in Israel and Palestine

October 11, 2023

It is with great sorrow that we share this statement, today.

Coping With Gun Violence, Together, feat. Gretchen Felopulos, PhD (Shrinking It Down)

With increasing gun violence and constant media coverage, many kids are scared to go to concerts, to malls, to school.

Tune in below, or search for “Shrinking It Down” wherever you get your podcasts.

Many adults are feeling the same – coping with gun violence can be paralyzing.

Our Epidemic of Loneliness: Recommendations for Parents and Caregivers

Please stay tuned for Dr. Beresin’s forthcoming guide for parents and caregivers on Implementing the U.S. Surgeon General’s Recommendations to Combat Loneliness.

On May 3, 2023, The United States Surgeon General Dr.

Grateful May – 2023 Mental Health Month Calendar

Make this May Mental Health Month a grateful one!

When you express gratitude, your brain releases dopamine and serotonin. These two neurotransmitters play an important role when it comes to our emotions.

Digital Vigilance and Our Kids

We’ve reached a point in time where most of our kids have grown up with digital media as a way of life. Social media, instant viral news, e-learning, digital surveillance – it’s all here to stay. And it’s not all bad. But there are some legitimate concerns about how it’s impacting the mental health and safety of young people.

Reflecting on the Recent Tragedy in Nashville

We are deeply saddened by the school shooting in Nashville. And while our hearts go out and we grieve with the parents and families of those slain, we should be outraged that the United States has one of the highest rates of gun-related deaths in the world.

Storm Anxiety: 11 Tips to Help Your Child Cope

Anxiety is a normal and protective way we humans have evolved to protect ourselves. But with the increasing number and severity of storms, it may feel as if our anxiety – and that of our children – is being fueled more than usual. Storm anxiety is on the rise.

Supporting Youth Following the Colorado Springs Shooting

Another shooting. Another hate crime.

Our hearts go out to the survivors and the families and friends of those who are tragically lost.

We have surpassed 600 mass shootings this year. And sadly marginalized groups, including those who identify as LGBTQ are often the targets.

Music (Arts for Health): Mental Health

This post is an excerpt from Dr. Beresin’s new book, Music.