Coping with Compassion Fatigue

For the past year, the world has been steeped in uncertainty, stress and loss as we all struggle to maintain balance and good health. For many of us, dealing with a sense of isolation and separation from others are new stressors. For professional caregivers and those…

Virus Versus Car Crash

We know that just over 100 years ago the 1918 pandemic took over 50 million lives around the world. Last year, car crashes resulted in over 50 million causalities and an estimated 1.25 million deaths worldwide. …

Overcoming the Freeze Response

A number of years ago I read two fascinating books written by a Russian psychiatrist, Dr. Olga Kharitidi, who was born in Siberia and worked in a Soviet era State mental hospital. She was moved to study ancient indigenous shamanic traditions. …

An Interview with Jerri Sher

By way of background, last November I had the opportunity to preview a new documentary film that will soon be released (in early November of this year) that deals with the silent killer of traumatic brain injury and the hope for healing and recovery. …

Preventing Suicide

As mental health professionals, we are always concerned with risk of suicide with depression. As a nation, we acknowledge this week as National Suicide Prevention Week to spotlight the importance of prevention. …

Learning from Life’s Most Painful Lessons

While writing my book on recovering from auto accident trauma, I found myself revisiting how I came to follow my path into clinical work which has now spanned over 40 years. Many major life decisions begin with painful emotional events, and traumas that break…

“When Is It All Going to End?”

Uncharted Waters

Starting in March of this year the world began an uncharted journey into a global pandemic related to a new virus called Covid-19. The pandemic abruptly changed the way we live, relate to others, and function on a day-to-basis. For many…

Understanding Concussions

Note: Much of the content for this blog was covered in an interview with Jamie King August 31, 2020 on CBS Sports Radio

While football season is going to be missed by many, especially parents who long to watch their children play, what remains is a serious topic…

Dr. James Zender

Dr. James Zender is the author of “Recovering From Your Car Accident” now available on Amazon.

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