Theravive By: Patricia Tomasi   03/13/2018 Remember the book turned early 90s cultural phenomenon, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus? Well, it seems the authors were on to something. Exciting research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Canada (CAMH) and the University of Pittsburgh has identified, for the first time, biological […]

Theravive By: Patricia Tomasi    02/06/2018 By 2022, two out of five new moms will be part of Generation Z. This is the generation born between 1997 and 1999 that grew up with Facebook and social media, tablets and smart phones. This is the generation for whom, “technology is like oxygen” says Julie Michaelson, head […]

Theravive By: Patricia Tomasi   02/20/2018 In a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychological Science, authors Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi and Tom Johnstone from the Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Clinical Languages at the University of Reading in the U.K. demonstrate how people with anxiety and depression tend to use more absolute words and […]

Theravive By: Patricia Tomasi 12/12/2018 Nary a day goes by without yet another celebrity, politician, or high ranking member of the media being accused of sexual harassment. The first domino to fall was Hollywood film producer magnate, Harvey Weinstein followed by Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, U.S. Senator Al Franken and many others.   It’s a […]

Theravive By: Patricia Tomasi 12/18/2017 We all know of a person that takes way too many selfies. Perhaps that person is you! Taking selfies and posting them on Instagram and Facebook is fun and lots of us do it, but did you know that indulging in selfie-taking could also be a sign of a mental […]

The Huffington Post Canada By Patricia Tomasi 10/07/2017 People who need help already languish on wait lists, and that may not change. We’ve come to the end of another Mental Illness Awareness Week, the time of year when government suddenly finds the money and resources for programs and initiatives long overdue which they announce with great fanfare and […]

Today is October 10th, World Mental Health Day (WMHD). It’s been 25 years since the World Federation of Mental Health began the first WMHD back in 1992. I have to admit, it’s the first time I’ve heard of it. The World Federation of Mental Health, working presently out of the state of Virginia in the […]

The Huffington Post Canada  |  By Patricia Tomasi 01/19/2017 My babysitter doesn’t show up. On her first day. When I need her most. I hired her because of an anxiety relapse. I need help with the kids and with everything while I work on my recovery. She sends me a text that she has a prior […]