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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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Hurricane Sandy: How to Cope with Disaster by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In light of the devastation and suffering from the aftermath  Hurricane Sandy , this list is offered to help individuals understand Disaster Reactions. Having a direc ... Read on »
How to Find A Good Psychotherapist by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It is a difficult, yet brave and courageous moment when someone makes the decision to pursue mental health therapy. But more difficult than the decision to go to thera ... Read on »
"Living with Depression" ~ Paperback Launch by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health So happy to be announcing that today, October 16th 2012, is the paperback launch of my award-winning book  "Living with Depression." To celebrate, I'm giving away ... Read on »
Helping Someone You Know with Depression by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Friends and family can be a lifeline for someone with depression. You can be a critical factor in their recovery. Depending on the severity of the depression, there ar ... Read on »
October 11th is National Depression Screening Day by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health   In honor of NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY, I'm giving away 3 autographed copies of my award-winning book "Living with Depression" ~ now available in paperback. ... Read on »
Celebs Who Live With Mental Illness by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I love when high profile people come out and talk openly about living with a mental illness. Take a look at some famous names who have lived with unipolar, bipolar and postp ... Read on »
World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10th 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 mill ... Read on »
10 Tips for Making Sense of Evil: The Colorado Theatre Shooting by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health       The news that innocent people have been hurt and killed by the hand of a violent, angry man once again grabs the news. This time, in a movie theatre as the latest ... Read on »
Six Ways to Relax on Vacation by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health We don’t need another study to tell us that vacations are good for our mental health. Time away from stress can certainly be healing. But leaving anxie ... Read on »
Quiz: What's Your Healthiest Habit? by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Your Healthiest Habit is Practicing Moderation   You don't think that anything can kill you in small amounts. You believe it's all about balance. ... Read on »
Facebook and Depression: What to Know, What To Avoid 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 about ... Read on »
15 Tips for Mental Fitness by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health 1. Learn to Relax Allow yourself to let go of inner tensions by giving yourself a “mini vacation.” Give your mind a break by becoming engrossed in a good book, watching ... Read on »
Living with Depression Book Giveaway by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In honor of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, I'm hosting a "Living with Depression" book giveaway at Goodreads.com. Go check it out! Goodreads Book Give ... Read on »
May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health May is Mental Health Awareness Month.    The designation of Mental Health Awareness Month was created more than 60 years ago by Mental Health America  to raise aw ... Read on »
Book of the Year Awards: Living with Depression by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health ForeWord Magazine  announced its list of 2011 Book of the Year Awards, and  "Living with Depression"  was named a finalist in the Psychology category. I'm so thrilled. ... Read on »
Top 5 Regrets of the Dying by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Author, Bronnie Ware, took her experiences working with dying patients and wrote a beautiful book called  The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.  The wisdom she imparts fr ... Read on »
Overcoming Depression Interview at HealthyPlace.com by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show . Depression information here. Many thanks to host, Gary Koplin, for a great television interview on America's Mental Health Ch ... Read on »
It's Brain Awareness Week by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Brain Awareness Week is an inspirational global campaign that unites those who share an interest in elevating public awareness about the ... Read on »
The SAMHSA Voice Awards by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The Voice Awards of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes individuals that work to promote mental health, recovery and edu ... Read on »
March 1st is International Self Injury Awareness Day by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health What do these high profile individuals have in common? Singer, Fiona Apple; Comedian, Russell Brand; Actress, Drew Barrymore; Actor, Johnny Depp; Actor, Colin Farrell; ... Read on »