PTSD: How Technology Can Fuel Anxiety in Today’s World

Available for Interviews: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

Talking Points From Dr. Colleen Cira
On Technology-Fueling PTSD:

We live in a scary world and the 24/7 access to all of the scariness due to the technology era and social media is too much for anyone to handle. Most of us struggle to watch or read about real-life atrocities and may have some mild anxiety symptoms as a result. We may avoid the content entirely, experience intrusive and/or ruminating thoughts about the disaster, feel inclined to research it more or talk about it excessively. When we witness or read about something incredibly disturbing, these are all commonplace and should fade in a matter of days.

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Lifestyle Effects on Depression

Interview Dr. Mimi Secor

Dr. Mimi Secor can discuss in depth on how to manage depression with proper attention to lifestyle adjustments. Combined with medication, research has proved promising in managing depression more effectively.

Talking Points from Dr. Mimi Secor 
on the Lifestyle Effects on Depression:

Lifestyle Effects on Depression

Discover a Natural Treatment for Depression

Available for Interviews: Dr. Eldred Taylor

Here Dr. Taylor addresses depression and offers a holistic approach to combatting it.

Understanding Depression

Depression, which is also referred to as clinical depression or major depressive disorder, is a mood disorder that creates feelings of sadness and hopelessness that can last for a long period of time. Eventually, it starts to creep into your everyday life, affecting the way you think, how you deal with stress, the way you behave, and how you feel. Your regular activities of daily life, like getting out of bed, brushing your teeth, and showering may feel pointless and overwhelming. Your energy may feel sapped too, making it even easier to skip these small tasks.

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How to Be More Happy in 2020

Available for Interviews: Dr. Colleen Cira

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Trauma, Dr. Cira worked with hundreds of people on how to increase happiness in their lives, even after they experience the unthinkable.  We all have a certain happiness set-point, but there are things we can do to encourage our set-points to move in a better direction.


As we make our way through the pandemic story of 2020, thankfully, things are starting to lighten up, and hopefully, our stress and anxiety levels are starting to go down. Still, many of us may be struggling with happiness because of our current situation or because our worries about the future are overwhelming. 

What Dr. Colleen Cira can say in an interview about happiness:
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Top Tips for Fighting Depression Naturally

Interview: Dr. Michael Evangel

Dr. Michael S. Evangel, Chiropractic Physician, is the owner of the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Ramsey, NJ. For over 30 years, his mission is to provide state of the art, high-quality care to people of all ages. 

 

What Dr. Micheal Evangel Can Say in an Interview
on How to Fight Depression Naturally
:

Facts surrounding Depression

  • It is estimated that at least 20 million Americans suffer from depression.
  • The health of the body and of the mind are intricately linked.
  • There are many natural therapies and strategies that can help to alleviate depression. 

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Managing Anxiety and Finding Mental Health Help During a Pandemic

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Colleen Cira

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

 

Talking Points on What Dr. Cira Can Say in an Interview
On How to Manage Anxiety and Find Mental Health Support:

Headlines across the United States report Coronavirus-fueled mental health crises. It is not surprising that we have witnessed a surge in depression and anxiety-related disorders as the pandemic impacts every state in our country.

How to Managing COVID-19 Anxiety

1) Control What You Actually Have Control Over

National Keep Smiling Week / National Smile Day

And now . . . something to smile about!

National Keep Smiling Week will be May 25 ending May 31, 2020, National Smile Day. We need it this year more than ever.

AVAILABLE for Interviews:
Ken Rochon, Co-Founder of the Keep Smiling Movement

The Keep Smiling Movement, Inc, A 501(3)C Global Mental Health Organization Is Designed To Increase HOPE & HAPPINESS By Distributing Keep Smiling Cards In 27 Languages & Positive Message Cards; Motivational Social Media Outreach; Distribution Of Ebooks With Inspirational Stories Featuring Photographs Of Change Makers, Celebrities & Influencers; & Mental Health Programs All Created To Raise Awareness To Heal Millions. 

Imagine 264 Million People Suffering from Depression Now Having a Reason to SMILE!

The Keep Smiling Movement is stepping up to counteract the adverse effects of COVID-19 during National Mental Health Month. Giving a “DOSE of HOPE,” this mental-health nonprofit organization celebrates National Keep Smiling Week starting May 25 ending May 31, 2020, National Smile Day. 

 With 45% of Americans stating they suffer from anxiety, fear, and depression (1), 2020’s statistics will skyrocket past 2019’s reported 264 million suffering from depression. With those staggering numbers, this year will surpass last year’s statistics of 800,000 people who took their lives unable to handle the stressors facing them. For every successful suicide, another 20 people attempted suicide.

 Determined to make a change, the Keep Smiling Movement is making a stand to give people a reason to smile, to find joy, and to save lives. To them, a smile is the universal expression of love and acceptance that crosses all boundaries.  

In 2015, Ken Rochon, Co-Founder and Celebrity Event Photographer, was seeking purpose and passion, a new way of living after losing his mother to Alzheimer’s several years prior. He was seeking a way to lead a life of legacy as a model for his son, K3. Then, he met Barry Shore, Co-Founder and Ambassador of Joy, a man who radiated JOY when he handed Ken a card imprinted ‘Keep Smiling.” 

Rochon was moved by Barry’s story, a successful serial entrepreneur with three patents who became a quadriplegic overnight from a rare autoimmune disease. Finding his smile to over adversity, he willed his body to almost fully functioning after 14 years of quadriplegia despite doctors saying he would never walk again.  

Shore was determined to raise the joy level of people’s lives by passing out 10 million cards by 2020. Therefore, inspired to help him, Ken asked permission to create a viral movement out of the ‘Keep Smiling’ cards. With a JOYFUL, ‘Yeah, Baby!’ Barry agreed. Ken had found his purpose and passion. 

Ken Rochon quickly enlisted Andrea Adams-Miller, an International Publicist for help. Andrea, now Executive Director of the Keep Smiling Movement, was looking for her purpose, too. She also wanted to inspire others to find happiness through adversity. The fall before meeting Ken, her daughter was in a tragic horse accident the same day her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer a second time. 

 

Both of her family members thrived by staying positive, and upon meeting Ken, Andrea was instantly moved to support Ken and Barry wholeheartedly. In 2019, she made their dream a nonprofit, the Keep Smiling Movement, Inc, a 501(3)c nonprofit mental health organization designed to increase HOPE and HAPPINESS. 

 

Ken Rochon’s viral vision and hard work of taking thousands of ‘Keep Smiling’ photos led to the creation of the first Keep Smiling: Shift Happens book. Now a book series, these 140 co-authored books feature stories of triumph over challenges and motivational quotes. Additionally, they feature smile photos of Change Makers, Celebrities, and Influencers holding Keep Smiling cards. Co-Authors include Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder of Business Network International; Wm. Paul Young, Author of The Shack; Wayne Connell, Founder of InvisibleDisabilities.org; Michael Mann, Actor”; and many more.

 

As a team with their new Chief of Operations, Krystylle Richardson, Business Transformation Strategist & International Missionary, they achieve these goals by distributing Keep Smiling cards and positive message cards, delivering positive social media outreach; and publishing inspirational photo books. 

 

Additionally, they have a mental health curriculum to overcome limiting beliefs, generate positivity, and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Their online Facebook page ‘The Keep Smiling Ambassadors’ welcomes the public to join in S.M.I.L.E.S., a Society Merging International Leaders and Entrepreneurs for Social-Responsibility. Also, they generate advocacy and awareness for over 20 other nonprofit organizations. These organizations provide niche programs and services for people in need, including Veterans, Homelessness, Orphans, Foster Care, Cancer Survivor, Self Esteem, & more.

 

Interview: Ken Rochon.

Ken Rochon, is Co-Founder of the Keep Smiling Movement. To interview the team, to get your cards, to donate, and to support the Keep Smiling Movement in spreading a ‘DOSE of HOPE’ by being an Keep Smiling Ambassador, visit www.TheKeepSmilingMovement.com or reach out to info@TheKeepSmilingMovement.com.

Contact:
Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
MEDIA AMBASSADORS
Success In Media, Inc.
Jo@SuccessInMedia.com

 

Citations:

1)    Nirmita PanchalRabah KamalKendal OrgeraCynthia CoxRachel GarfieldLiz HamelCailey Muñana, and Priya Chidambaram, The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use, KFF, April 21, 2020. https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/the-implications-of-covid-19-for-mental-health-and-substance-use/

How to Raise Children With Healthy Self-Esteem

Interview with Dr. Colleen Cira:

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist a trauma and anxiety expert, clinical supervisor, writer, speaker, consultant, and activist. She has been published numerously offering practical advice and tips to those seeking self-help.

Talking Points from Dr. Cira on
Raising Kids With Healthy Self-Esteem:

I’ve worked with hundreds of people struggling with childhoods that they need to recover from and therefore, low self-esteem.  I am one of these folks as well so I have a unique perspective, and a lot to say, about this particular issue. Break the cycle of low self-esteem with these constructive strategies.

How do we raise kids with healthy self-esteem? 

Grief and Loss: How We Can Help Others During the Pandemic

Interview with Dr. Colleen Cira:

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

 

Talking Points from Dr. Cira
On How to Help Others Cope with Grief & Loss:

We are all experiencing a collective trauma, which means to some extent, we are all experiencing some amount of grief and loss. Here are a few things to consider when trying to cope or help others cope.

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The Food, Mood, Gut, & Obesity Connection: New Research Offers Hope

Interview Dr. Andrea Nazarenko

Dr. Andrea Nazarenko is a research psychologist with the Obesity Research Team and Social Development Research Group at the University of South Carolina. She also works as a community psychologist, providing consultation services to multiple governmental and educational organizations.

In an interview with Dr. Nazarenko, explore how our digestive tracts and brains are interconnected. Learn how the different kinds of foods we eat can affect mood and why people who are obese actually process food differently than those who are not. Promising new research supports the use of alternative approaches in the treatment of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, obesity, and metabolic disorders.

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