skip to Main Content
Psychologist | Speaker | Media Expert | Workplace Consultant | Researcher

Why can’t I sleep through the night?

The question:


Lately my sleep has been terrible. Sometimes I have trouble falling asleep, and other times I wake up around 4 AM and can’t get back to sleep. What’s going on?


The answer:


First of all, you’re not the only one struggling with this. Up to one-third of the population has chronic sleep problems, which can include trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up too early.

Read More

I think my husband may be depressed. How do I broach the subject?

The question:


My husband has been going through a difficult emotional time for several months. I suspect he may be depressed but he hasn’t brought this up himself. How can I broach the subject without pushing him away or making him defensive?

 

The answer:


Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of stigma in our society about psychological health issues. Many people initially have a hard time accepting that they may have a mood issue.

 

Read More

How can I stave off panic attacks?

The question:


I recently had a panic attack for the first time, after a period of severe stress. It’s only happened once but now I’m worried that it could happen again. Do you have any tips on coping with panic attacks? How do I fight off stress so that it doesn’t get to that point?

 

The answer:

 

A panic (or anxiety) attack can be one of the most terrifying events a person can experience. These attacks are associated with a number of emotional and behavioural symptoms that may include:

 

Read More

Are my DVD marathons the sign of an emotional issue?

The question:


Lately I’ve been feeling uninterested in socializing. All I want to do is stay home and have DVD marathons. I’ve been feeling like this for about two months. Should I be worried I’m no longer wanting to spend time with friends and family – which I used to enjoy?

 

The answer:


All of us can benefit from the occasional DVD marathon. It can give us time to unwind from the day-to-day grind of our lives and give us an opportunity to recharge.

 

Read More
Back To Top