Naomi Osaka on Mental Health – “it’s O.K. to not be O.K., and it’s O.K. to talk about it.”

Naomi Osaka by Peter Menzel

Naomi Osaka has written a powerful essay for Time about her mental health. In it she talks about her decision to withdraw from the French Open, taken some time off to prioritize her mental wellbeing. In a statement posted on social media the day she withdrew from Roland Garros, she had said – “I never … Read more

Simone Biles praised for prioritising her mental health

Português: Rio de Janeiro - Ginasta Simone Biles, dos Estados Unidos, termina com medalha de bronze a prova final da trave (Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil)

American gymnast Simone Biles has withdrawn from both the individual all-round competition and the women’s team events at the Tokyo Olympics, citing concerns about her mental health. USA Gymnastics issued a statement on Twitter supporting her decision – “After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo … Read more

The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Puberty

The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Puberty

We are all aware of the long term physical impact of trauma and abuse. I experienced it first hand when I got three slipped discs and had to have surgery just a few weeks after my father passed away. However did you know that experiencing abuse or trauma in childhood also impacts the onset of … Read more

Resilience – the ability to bounce back after adversity

resilience

Questions related to resilience have interested psychologists for many years. Why is it that some children born in chaotic families go on to have successful lives while others fail to thrive? Where do narcissistic abuse survivors get the strength to “bounce back” and overcome the damage that narcissists have inflicted upon them? How do they … Read more