Depression and Bullying

Michael D. Yapko, PhD., psychologist, depression expert, wrote this article in his June 17, 2015 newsletter on the link between being bullied, being a bully in teen years and depression in adulthood. RESEARCH Teen Bullying Associated with Adult Depression In a recent online article in the British Medical Journal (BMI, June 2, 2015), researcher Lucy Bowes conducted one of the largest long term studies on the relationship between being a … Continue reading Depression and Bullying

On Technology and its Effect on Human Complexity

David Brooks, author of The Social Animal (a great read on love character and achievement) wrote the New York Times how technology-driven losses in attention span are interfering with our ability to become deep and complex people. Continue reading On Technology and its Effect on Human Complexity

Depression is Contagious

From the April 2017 Newsletter of Michael D. Yapko, PhD link to Michael’s site Depression Has Reached Number One. That’s Depressing. Late last week (March 30th), the World Health Organization (WHO) released a powerful statement from its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, declaring depression “the leading cause of ill health and  disability worldwide.” WHO estimates that more than 300 million people worldwide are now suffering a diagnosable … Continue reading Depression is Contagious


A few years ago, after attending Evolution of Psychotherapy in California and meeting Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology,  I started incorporating a gratitude practice into my end of day routine.  Each night, the last thing I do is to share with my spouse 3 things I am grateful for.  He does the same thing in return. The 3 things do not have to be … Continue reading NOVEMBER IS GRATITUDE MONTH

Position Statement of the Psychologists Association of Alberta

The following Position Statements have been formally adopted by the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. Albertans have a right to work in psychologically healthy workplaces Mental and behavioural health publicly funded services must reach parity with funding for physical health publicly funded services based on the burden of disease. All Albertans, regardless of income, should have access to psychological services Mental health counsellors and psychotherapists should … Continue reading Position Statement of the Psychologists Association of Alberta