Posts By: Samoon Ahmad

Addressing Suicide and Depression on Campus: Preventative Measures for Students and Faculty

by Samoon Ahmad • September 17, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss earnestly. It can be particularly difficult for college students, especially if they are in a new environment, far from home, and without a nearby network of friends and family. While one can easily cite statistics highlighting the growing number of suicides in the […]


Negative Memory Bias and Depression: When the Glass Always Seems Half Empty

by Samoon Ahmad • September 5, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. Coping with depression is no easy task no matter how mild the condition may be. Depression is a mood disorder characterized by feelings of hopelessness, emptiness, loneliness, and excessive guilt for extended periods of time. Individuals with major depressive disorder will experience episodes lasting at least two weeks. Individuals with […]


Borderline Personality Disorder and Suicide: What the Neurobiological Evidence Says

by Samoon Ahmad • August 28, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. The United States is experiencing a suicide crisis. A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year revealed that the suicide rate has skyrocketed in the US in recent years, and that it has become the 10th leading cause of death in the nation. In 2016 […]