Be Mindful of the Mental Health Stigma This Halloween

Whether you love a good scare or you’re just in it for the candy, there’s something for everybody on Halloween. Young children look forward to costumes and trick-or-treat while older kids seek out the scariest haunted houses. No other holiday brings neighborhoods and communities together in quite the same way. Despite all the hoopla, however, […]

Ask Dr. Lowenstein: Do mental health apps actually help?

They say there’s an app for everything–even boosting your mental health. Whether you struggle with a disorder or you’re simply looking to improve your mood, you can find help right on your smartphone or tablet. As many people continue to deal with pandemic stress, the convenience and low cost of apps is good news in […]

A Closer Look at Teletherapy

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way Americans work, shop, socialize and navigate daily life. Now, with the introduction of telehealth, it is also changing how they meet and interact with their health care professionals. Social distancing and quarantines have dramatically accelerated the use of telehealth as a way for patients to safely […]

Ask Dr. Lowenstein: How can I protect my child from cyberbullying?

The internet allows children and teens to connect, learn and play in amazing ways. When school buildings closed last year to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the internet also made it possible for many kids to attend classes online with their own teachers and classmates. But despite the many advantages, the internet still poses a […]

Returning to school amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns

It’s almost time for a new school year to begin, and there’s still a great deal of uncertainty related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Parents are paying close attention to guidance from their school district on masks, social distancing and other precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Concerns about protecting the health and safety […]

Ask Dr. Lowenstein: When should I consider therapy?

One in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year. It’s good to know that mental health treatment is available, making recovery a reality for most of these individuals. Unfortunately, taking the initial steps to seek treatment can be confusing, difficult and even daunting for some. It’s no wonder the average delay between symptom onset […]

Embarking on a New Career after Your Divorce

Recovering from a divorce can be emotionally and financially challenging. On the other hand, it can also open the door to great opportunities. For some, life after divorce is a time for self-discovery and pursuing passions that may have been sidelined during the marriage. Whether you’re considering a new career out of need or want, […]

Ask Dr. Lowenstein: What can I do if my thoughts are keeping me awake at night?

Throughout the pandemic, many people struggled with getting a good night’s sleep. But even before then, more than 50 million Americans suffered from a sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association. The most common sleep disorder is insomnia, which is defined as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. All too often, […]

How Divorce Affects Adult Children

And how to lessen the impact When a couple with young children decides to divorce, naturally they will be concerned about how the decision affects their kids. Children in their developmental years are not only dependent on their parents, but they are also impressionable. It’s a lot for them to comprehend. While it makes sense […]

Ask Dr. Lowenstein: Is it stress or anxiety, and is there a difference?

Stress is defined as a feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure, according to the Mental Health Foundation. It’s the body’s response to certain life situations, something external such as an argument with your spouse, too many deadlines at work, or concern about paying your bills. The feeling usually […]