Gearing up for Valentine's Day? So are retailers. We spend a fortune trying to get cupid on our side-last year's sales climbed to nearly $19 billion. And even though the dipped berries, roses, and wining and dining can be nice, two new research...

Why Mental Health Is More Important Than Grades or Test Scores

RESET, Named Motivational Book of 2015, Brings Fresh Perspective on the Value of Stress and Anxiety

In RESET, Dr. Kris contends that most people look at anxiety and stress as enemies – negative feelings that must be overcome. Consequently, redeeming aspects that help people grow are overlooked. Anxiety can serve as a motivating force that prevents becoming disengaged and instead propels action...

When Your Kid Emotionally Throws Up On You

Pursuing your degree? Feeling the pressure? It’s that time in the term, when the heat is turned up-between deadlines, exams and everything in between. If you are a student of today, you likely have a lot going on in the between...

Carrie Fisher’s life and death are sobering reminders of the complexity and beauty of life. Best known for her oversized earmuff buns and role as the beloved Princess Leia in Star Wars, she went on to use her voice as a steadfast advocate for mental health and addiction awareness and rights.

It was the worst day of my life. I literally have no friends. Everything sucks.
The rant is long and punctuated. High drama. Tangential. What's been bottled up in the company of others spews out in raw, messy form. You have just been officially, emotionally thrown-up on. Long after, you still feel incredibly sick. Your parental instincts are on full alert...

Anxiety as ‘frenemy’ - the good and the bad of dreadful stress

More college students than ever are reporting mental health issues, according to the American Psychological Association, causing growing interest in understanding what causes it and, what can be done about it...

Three Strange Words That Might Just Save You This Valentine's Day

5 tips for coping with college stress

Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW

Behavioral Science Author & Speaker

5 Lessons Carrie Fisher Taught Us

More college students are using mental-health services on campus, according to the American Psychological Association, and it is for a range of serious ailments, from eating disorders to chronic stress and anxiety...

Stress and burnout specialist, Kristen Lee, Ed.D., encounters people dealing with anxiety regularly and counsels that instead of escaping or medicating anxious feelings, people should first distinguish between beneficial and harmful anxiety...

Your Mental Health is More Important Than Your Grades