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Dr. Deb Patient Expert

New York, New York
I am a psychologist who writes about everyday matters and issues that impact the psyche. 
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Facebook and Depression by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Facebook is the millennium’s new water cooler.  Though virtual in its design, it serves as a way for us to catch up on the latest trends, share milestones, learn abou ... Read on »
Coming Out Proud to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The new groundbreaking book Coming Out Proud to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness: Stories and Essays of Solidarity edited by Patrick W. Corrigan, Jon E. Larson, and P ... Read on »
May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The designation of  Mental Health Awareness Month  was created more than 65 years ago by  Mental Health America  to raise awareness about mental health conditions ... Read on »
Mental Health of Affluent Teens: An Infographic by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Brought to you by Counseling@Northwestern’s Online Masters in Counseling Read on »
April is Autism ... by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health April is Autism Awareness Month. Every day, the millions people living with autism and their families face unique and daunting challenges that many of us will never fu ... Read on »
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Sexual Assault Awareness Month is observed in April in the United States, and is dedicated to making a concerted effort to raise awareness about and prevent sexual ... Read on »
Brain Awareness Week is March 16-22, 2015 by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'm a big fan of my Brain. It's such a totally cool organ. Without it, I couldn't do anything, really. No doubt you feel the same way. Bra ... Read on »
March 1st is Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Awareness Day by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Non-Suicidal Self-injury (NSSI) – is any deliberate, non suicidal behavior that inflicts physical harm on one's body to relieve emotional distress. People ... Read on »
Adult vs. Child Depression by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health             Did you know that depression presents differently in children than it does in adults? Though the disorder of depression can occur in in kids, teens - ... Read on »
Paperback Launch of "Depression and Your Child" by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health                                         My award-winning book "Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers" is now available in paperback ! ... Read on »
Mindful Tips For Keeping New Year Resolutions by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It's that time of year again. Out with the old, in with the new. And for many, it's resolution-making time. Research reports about 45% of the American population make o ... Read on »
Toys for Depressed Kids by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Shopping for toys during the holiday season always takes a bit of resourcefulness. You need to learn what’s new, what’s out, what’s flying off the shelves - and then c ... Read on »
Mental Illness Awareness Week by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health October 5th -11th 2014 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in the United States and Canada. Since 1990, mental health advocates across Nort ... Read on »
How to Find a Good Therapist by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health One of the most common questions I'm asked is, "How can I find a good therapist?" Well, it's a multi-step process, so let's get going. Types of Therapis ... Read on »
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide.  Every 41 seconds someone's left to make sense of it. That's over 1 million people who die by suicide each year. And millions ... Read on »
Gallup Poll: State of Well-Being in the U.S. by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Purpose well-being is composed of questions about having an inspiring leader, daily activity, goals, and strengths.Social well-being includes questions about relatio ... Read on »
The Myths that Society Holds About Mental Illness by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It is an undisputed fact that individuals who experience mental health issues are often faced with discrimination that results from misconceptions of their illness. As a ... Read on »
Is It Ever Right For a Therapist to Cry? by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health During my morning surf for psychology stories, I came across this one at the BBC asking " Is it ever right for a therapist to cry?" I wondered as I sipped my Englis ... Read on »
May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In honor of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, I'll be giving away 2 autographed copies of my award winning book "DEPRESSION AND YOUR CHILD: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND C ... Read on »