There’s A Lot of Mental Health Data Out There, But Do We Understand It?

There’s A Lot of Mental Health Data Out There, But Do We Understand It?

I wanted to write this as a companion to something I wrote on my professional blog, Will Big Data Give Us a Whole Bunch of Questionable Correlations? That post, and this one, is also based on a recent episode of Seth Godin’s podcast. – Sample Size. The reason I think both of those things are…

Why Public Speaking Skills Could Help Us with Tough Conversations
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Why Public Speaking Skills Could Help Us with Tough Conversations

Last night, during the #Sexabusechat on Twitter the topic was on disclosing, the fear, the struggle, and the results. Obviously, that’s a huge subject with a ton of nuance around it, and sure enough, it inspired a lot of good conversation. Toward the end of it, however, a thought occurred to me in response to…

Talking Child Abuse and Blogging on Moments of Clarity

Talking Child Abuse and Blogging on Moments of Clarity

Thanks to Tiffany for having me as a call-in guest on her radio show Friday. If you weren’t able to catch it live, you can watch the replay from Tiffany’s Facebook live feed below, or click through on the Facebook logo  to see the conversation from other listeners. And if you haven’t listened to Moments…

Social Media can Be Good or Bad For Our Mental Health, Depending on Who We Follow
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Social Media can Be Good or Bad For Our Mental Health, Depending on Who We Follow

(ed note, updated in Dec 2020) I write often about the connection between social media use and mental health. If you’ve seen any of my previous posts, you know that I tend to be doubtful of there being any direct tie between simply using social media, and being depressed. Rather, I think it really depends…