When Evil Rises, We Must Too

“The opposite of a hero is not a villain, it’s a bystander.”

-Matt Langdon (The Hero Construction Company)

Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard from the Harry Potter series, plans to extend his control over the wizarding and the Muggle (non-magical) community by wiping out all Muggles and Muggle-borns. Similar to Voldemort, Emperor Palpatine (Star Wars) seeks to exert his control over the Galaxy by wiping out the Jedi. A similar theme too is seen in the X-Men, who are persecuted for their mutant abilities. Read More

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The Guide to Battling Inner Dragons for the Modern Geek

Some people get up and go to work. Other people have to fight a dragon to get there. Or a series of dragons. Not real dragons, of course. Metaphoric ones – the dragons of despairing depression and agonizing anxiety, the dragons that burn us with shame about our supposed “not-good-enoughness” at the pit of our stomach. Those dragons.

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Superhero Therapy book signing

Last week I was able to attend the Book Expo and Book Con in New York City. I was asked to give a talk at Book Expo and did a book signing at Book Con. It went better than I ever imagined. The book signing was only supposed to last an hour but people kept lining up, with the line weaving around several rows. It ended up lasting over an hour and a half. I wanted to stay as long as possible to sign everyone’s book and give everyone hugs who wanted them. It was such a moving experience, which left me in happy tears. Thank you so much for all your support, my heroes!

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Announcing my new book!

Hello, my heroes,
I am thrilled and excited to tell you that I can now officially announce the upcoming title of my next book: 

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You are a Superhero and here’s why

Dear Superheroes,
First and foremost, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for your generosity and your amazing level of support.
I am in (happy) tears over seeing the way that Superhero Therapy has grown as a community world-wide. In the last 4 years I have seen more kindness, compassion, openness, and connection than I ever have in my entire life.

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Psychology in 13 Reasons Why: Episode 2

Losing a good friend is never easy, especially if you don’t understand why you lost them in the first place.

In this powerful Neflix original series episode we learn about Hannah’s friends, Jessica and Alex and some of the factors which contributed to her later dying by suicide. These factors are important to consider in terms of suicide awareness and prevention.

Warning: Spoilers ahead

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Psychology of “13 Reasons Why” Episode 1

The new Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” based on a popular young adult novel by Jay Asher with the same title, has created a lot of controversy. Some critics have deemed the show inappropriate for teens. While it is true that the show can be triggering for some viewers, I believe that it provides a powerful insight into a possible scenario of what might cause a teenager to die by suicide and can serve to help facilitate important conversation topics.

Warning: Spoilers ahead

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