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A Challenge to Prevent Alhzeimer’s Disease

Introduction Who wouldn’t want to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? We’ve done a few challenges in this space. However, remember that we’re never as interested in the ac
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 4, 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Introduction October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, although it doesn’t take a break during other months. Are you concerned about domestic violence? Probably, you shou
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 14, 2019

Suicide Prevention and Recognition

Introduction This post is about suicide prevention and recognition. Suicide Prevention: One Conversation Can Save a Life Suicidal thoughts affect individuals of every age, gender a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 9, 2019

The Tortured Mind of a Genius

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser looks at the attributes of genius and focuses on the seemingly tortured mind of many such individuals. Lately I’ve been thinking about a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 29, 2019

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Introduction June is PSTD Awareness Month. Let’s get aware! We have become dangerously close to normalizing the amount of stress with which we live as individuals in a societ
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 24, 2019

Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Awareness Month

Introduction This post discusses Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Do you have a normally functioning brain? Are you concerned about subtle or obvious changes in your me
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 3, 2019

Empower Yourself During Mental Health Month

Introduction May is Mental Health Month. Accordingly, Straight, No Chaser wants to use this opportunity to empower you. We all have challenges. Therefore, let’s focus on the
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 27, 2019

Managing a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Introduction Managing a Healthy Work-Life Balance Straight, No Chaser welcomes Laurie Larson to our contributor panel to discuss creating and maintaining your work-life balance. Th
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 23, 2019

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Guide

Introduction It’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. For as much as we don’t like having the conversation, we need to have the conversation. This Straight,
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 8, 2019

Promoting Autism Awareness

Introduction It’s National Autism Awareness Month. We want you to have accurate information about the spectrum of disorders. Autism prevalence is now one in every 59 children
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 1, 2019

Eating Disorders Awareness and Screening Week

Introduction It’s Eating Disorders Awareness and Screening Week. We want you to take just a few moments and think about the possibility that someone you care for could be aff
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 25, 2019

Stalking Awareness

Introduction Stalking awareness conversations aren’t held very often. However, the scope of stalking is wide enough, and stalking is common enough, that you should know about it.
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 28, 2019

Tips to Deal with Depression and The Holiday Blues

Introduction Have the holiday blues? I don’t mean to bring anyone down during what is supposed to be the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ but in reality there are many peop
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 21, 2018

Domestic Violence Abuse – How to Get Out of an Abusive Situation

Introduction Remember: You are not to blame, and you need not face domestic violence alone. How would you escape eminent domestic violent abuse?. This is the third post in a Straig
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 21, 2018

Identifying Risks of Domestic Violence

Introduction Lower your risks of domestic violence. Today we point to knowledge as the key to preventing potential life-threatening episodes in the household. This is the second i
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 20, 2018

Focus on Domestic Violence

Introduction October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, although it doesn’t take a break during other months. Are you concerned about domestic violence? Probably, you shou
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 19, 2018

Depression – How to Avoid It, When to Get Help

Introduction This is the third post in a series on depression and suicide. In our first post, we focused on the magnitude of  clinical depression and suicide. In the second post,
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 10, 2018

Are You Depressed and/or Suicidal?

Introduction In our first post on clinical depression and suicide, we looked at the scope of the disease, and in the next post we will provide tips for you to address depression a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 9, 2018

Personality Disorders Screening Quiz – Now It’s Your Turn!

Introduction – Personality Disorders Screening Quiz First of all, it’s been an interesting week of responses from you on the series of personality disorders. The most commo
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 8, 2018

Obsessive-Compulsive, Avoidant and Dependent Personality Disorders

Introduction – Personality Disorders Part 4 The final group of personality disorders we will review involves excessive fears expressed through thoughts or behaviors. They inc
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 7, 2018
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