Mental health is about diagnosable conditions like depression and anxiety. Emotional health is about common experiences like loneliness, failure, and heartbreak, the non-diagnosable stuff.
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Dear Guy: “My friends and I bond by complaining, but it’s getting me down”
Sharing your complaints can bring you and your friends closer together — but it has some dangerous side effects. Psychologist Guy Winch tells one reader how to break out of this way of relating.
Dear Guy: “I lost my job, and I’m starting to panic about finding another”
In this column, Guy Winch counsels a worker who was laid off due to the pandemic and asks him to look at the psychological factors that might be hindering his job search.
Dear Guy: “Help! I don’t know what I want to do with my life!?!”
In this column, psychologist Guy Winch advises a college student who’s agonizing about what to major in and who worries: “What if I make the wrong choice?”
Dear Guy: “I’m in quarantine, and I’m heartbroken”
In this installment of “Dear Guy,” TED’s advice column from psychologist Guy Winch, he suggests how a reader can start to heal from heartbreak while in quarantine.
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AUG 6, 2020
Priscilla's Blended Family
Hello, Fellow Travelers. This week we explore the challenges of blending families together. Priscilla is struggling to deal with her boyfriend’s six-year-old daughter and is wondering if it's even possible to build a relationship with the girl who constantly says she hates her.If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected] Follow us both online:LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch
JUL 30, 2020
Shrina's Broken Heart
Hello, Fellow Travelers. Our very first episode deals with a problem familiar to a lot of people: a breakup and a broken heart. Our guest Shrina struggles to understand why her boyfriend suddenly decided that he no longer loved her and she's questioning what changed and what she might have done wrong. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected] Follow us both online:LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch
A short list of some of my most popular articles and press.
American Psychological Association
Taking Psychology to the People
APA member Guy Winch, PhD, wants to share effective strategies for managing common…
Do Internet Based Interventions for Loneliness Work?
How close are we to providing broad based psychological interventions for loneliness to anyone with access to the internet?
The Pandemic Created a Watershed Moment for Emotional Health
Our awareness of psychological self-care and emotional health has never been higher. It's up to each of us to make sure it stays that way.
5 Ways to Maintain Emotional Health During a Pandemic
We're all under tremendous psychological stress. Here are some tips for managing.
How Companies Can Protect Workers’ Emotional Health in a Crisis
Management and leadership need to consider ways of helping employees maintain their emotional health. Here's how one CEO is going about it.