Mental Health

Social Media and Resiliency

by Samoon Ahmad • March 20, 2024

As seen on Psychology Today. Within psychiatry, resiliency is oftentimes framed as an ability to go through a traumatic experience without developing a trauma- or stressor-related disorder, the most well-known of which is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It turns out, most people are resilient in this regard. Within the United States, an estimated 82.7 percent […]

Social Media and Herd Mentality

by Samoon Ahmad • October 19, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. Social media has profoundly altered the relationship between individuals and media by making consumption of media a dynamic process rather than a passive one. Social media platforms create open forums where consumers can engage directly with the creator of the media or with other consumers. Platforms also respond to what […]

Suicide Prevention Must Expand Beyond Crisis Intervention

by Samoon Ahmad • October 19, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. We’re past the point of using metaphors like alarms and wake up calls. They have been going off for years, and the provisional figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on suicide in 2022 once again convey a grim increase in deaths that has been the general […]