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Video: The Mental Perks of Setting Goals and Maintaining Motivation

Feeling motivated is like rolling a ball downhill. It can be incredibly difficult to get started—but once momentum is gained, anything seems possible. So if we’ve found ourselves in a slump, how do we break out of it? What are the first steps toward setting goals that are achievable and creating...

4 Ways to Stop Negative Thinking

“Humans, and our brains, have evolved such that we are capable of language, something no other mammals have,” explains McLean’s Lisa W. Coyne, PhD. “Our ability to speak, think abstractly, and reason gives us the ability to plan, problem solve, collaborate in groups, and learn indirectly, in the...

Video: Helping Kids & Teens Manage Their Stress

There’s no one way to describe what stress looks or feels like for a child. Often kids don’t have the words to describe how they’re feeling, and so stress can manifest as many emotions or reactions that we may not assume are attributed to being stressed. Being overloaded with stress or not knowing...

Podcast: Pushing Back Against Feelings of Loneliness

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about how to combat feelings of loneliness. Lisa answers questions about how to manage loneliness, embrace alone time, and form meaningful connections. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard...

Podcast: Maintaining a Mentally Healthy Relationship

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about how to maintain healthy relationships with family members, friends, and significant others. Lisa highlights the effects of mental wellness on relationships, explores the ways in which communication can positively impact the relationships’ dynamic, and answers...

Video: Gearing Up Your Kids for a Mentally Healthy Summer

After another disrupted school year, kids are adapting to the next new normal: summer vacation. Since screen times have been sky-high, social activities have been disrupted, and outdoor gatherings have been limited, maintaining child and teen mental health may require a little extra effort. So how...

Podcast: Gearing Up Your Kids for a Mentally Healthy Summer

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about how to help our kids and teens take care of their mental health over summer vacation. Lisa shares ways to check in on our loved ones without being intrusive, explains the importance of putting on our own oxygen masks first, and answers audience questions about how...

Video: Mental Wellness for Kids and Teens

Growing up is difficult—it always has been. But more recently, the challenges that kids and teens face seem even more daunting. From cyberbullying to digital learning, many issues they encounter are new and uncharted territory for parents and guardians. In addition, the late teenage years are known...

Podcast: Find Your Way Back From Burnout

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about identifying and addressing burnout. Lisa provides tips on how to detect early signs of being exhausted by both work and life, offers ways to lower daily stressors for ourselves, our colleagues, and our loved ones, and answers audience questions about how to fight...

Podcast: Mental Wellness for Kids and Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about the importance of mental wellness in children and adolescents. They discuss checking in on mental well-being during COVID, ways to get more involved in family activities, and how to address technology use. Lisa answers audience questions about child and teen mental...

Podcast: The Link Between Social Media & Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about the impact of social media on our mental health. Lisa explains how to set ground rules for digital consumption for you and your loved ones and answers questions about loosening the grasp social media has on so many of us. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant...

Podcast: Managing Anxiety and Stress in the Workplace and at Home

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about dealing with stress and anxiety at work, home, and everywhere in between. Lisa shares tips on how to lower anxiety and stress and provides guidance to empower us to feel in charge of our own lives and destinies. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of...

Do You Know the Difference Between Panic and Anxiety?

We, as humans, need anxiety. Why? Anxiety is information. It tells us when we must freeze, flee, or fight and mobilizes our body to respond quickly, without thinking. Without anxiety, we would not be able to avoid real threats to our well-being. However, we also feel anxiety about imagined threats...

Video: Maintaining a Mentally Healthy Relationship

One of the relationships most impacted by mental health—or illness—is the relationship between you and your partner. While no two relationships are alike, all relationships can benefit from open lines of communication, addressing stigma, and building on skills to cope and navigate through challenges...

4 Steps to Walk Away From Loneliness

There are plenty of times where we may be alone—working remotely, commuting solo, or even living by ourselves. Just because we’re by ourselves doesn’t mean we feel lonely. Sometimes we thrive in this “alone time,” allowing us to do activities we enjoy on our own. But many of us don’t like to admit...

Podcast: Learning To Cope With the Uncontrollable

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about tools and tips to better accept what we can’t control. Lisa provides strategies to manage work and life stress and shares ways to cope with what life throws our way. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI...

Podcast: The Mental Perks To Setting Goals and Staying Motivated

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about how to build small habits and the importance of setting goals. They also discuss how to stay motivated and how to overcome mental hurdles. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) at McLean Hospital...

Podcast: Your Questions About Anxiety, Answered

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about the types of anxieties that folks are coping with. Lisa talks about the difference between healthy and unhealthy anxiety and provides insight on keeping stress and fear from having a stronghold on our lives. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of...

Podcast: Mindfulness for Kids & Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about mindfulness and its benefits for kids and adolescents. Lisa provides a framework for mindfulness for kids, shares tips to get kids and teens involved in mindful practices, and talks about how we can all benefit from being a little more aware. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is...

Video: Find Your Way Back From Burnout

Not only is burnout an actual syndrome, but it’s everywhere. Chronic stress can be detrimental to physical health and mental health—and impacts the person experiencing the stress and those around them as well. So how can we identify burnout and address it before we’re completely zapped? Audience...