When You Are Mourning a Job Loss

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Cira Center for Behavioral Health, PC. She is an anxiety and trauma expert as well as a consultant, supervisor, speaker, writer, and advocate. Continue reading “When You Are Mourning a Job Loss”

What to Say, What Not to Say—When Someone Is Grieving a Coronavirus Loss

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 Talk to Someone
Who Lost Someone to the Coronavirus:

Here’s the thing: it’s hard to see people we love in pain so we do all sorts of things to make OURSELVES feel better when we’re in this situation.  Which makes sense.  

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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 5 Causes of Depression and Actionable Advice

Interview: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D. on The Causes of Depression.

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, so I’ve worked with hundreds of people struggling with Depression. There can be several causes of depression with some accompanying ways to cope with this condition.

Here are some talking points for an interview exploring The Causes of Depression:

  1. Genetic/Chemical: Some of us have a genetic predisposition toward depression due to our family history (yay, genes!) which can make everything seem a little harder especially when you’re in college and have so many new things to figure out.

In this case, research is very clear that therapy and medication are the best ways to manage depression when it seems clear that there is a genetic and/or chemical component. Research has also proven that both exercise and meditation can also be incredibly helpful (possibly just as helpful if not more than medication) as they both directly address the chemical component of depression for the better.

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Why Don’t Sexual Abuse/Assault Survivors Fight Off Their Attackers?

My name is Dr. Colleen Cira and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, so I’ve worked with hundreds of people struggling with sexual trauma.

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How Grief Affect Your Health and Overall Well-being?

Interview Dr.Colleen Cira

Dr. Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Trauma and anxiety and has worked with hundreds of people who have struggled with panic attacks. Do a story on why this happens and how people deal with it.

Here are a few things she could say in an interview:

  1. Grief is intense, comes in waves and is a long process (Stages of Grief) so it can very easily take a toll on one’s health and well-being.
  2. Grief can feel and look a lot like depression (https://psychcentral.com/blog/how-the-dsm-5-got-grief-bereavement-right/) https://psychcentral.com/blog/how-the-dsm-5-got-grief-bereavement-right/so some of the physical symptoms are the same.  These can include fatigue, aches, and pains, difficulty breathing, headaches, and forgetfulness. Continue reading “How Grief Affect Your Health and Overall Well-being?”

A Nation on Antidepressants

Available for Interviews: Dr. Eldred Taylor can talk about depression and offer alternative solutions to combat this common mental malady.

Why Are There So Many People Put on Antidepressants? 

Have you ever wondered why there are so many people taking antidepressant medication? Dr. Eldred Taylor is an obstetrician-gynecologist, and a renowned leader on functional and anti-aging medicine. He has helped thousands of women on a multitude of wellness issues so they can lead happier, healthier lives. He is also an expert on hormones.

Here are a few talking points Dr. Eldred Taylor could say in an interview:

  • Homeostasis is a dynamic balance between autonomic branches: Parasympathetic and Sympathetic.
  • The problem occurs when the person is constantly on fight-or-flight, due to a family situation, job situation. The person starts to deplete the supply of the brain chemicals that allows his body to rest-and-digest.

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