On the Ground in Moore

Over the past two days, I have been volunteering with the American Red Cross in Moore as a Disaster Mental Health responder. As you have all seen from the pictures, videos, news reports, etc., the devastation is immense and fierce…but so is the spirit to rebuild.  I had two different  assignments while on the scene.  The first was to accompany an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV)into the...
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Featured in Metro Christian’s Newsletter

Thanks Metro Christian for publishing a quick article I wrote about holidays and taking time to de-stress.  The article was featured in MCA’s Winter newsletter.  The group I work with to offer clinical services to the Northeast Oklahoma area, Christian Family Institute, is an EAP provider for MCA and we have a collaboration partnership with MCA.  I am happy to provide insights into...
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Coping with Tragedy and Disaster

When a tragedy strikes in your community, such as an unexpected death, suicide, or weather related incidents, many people are affected in traumatic ways.  Below are some resources to help cope. Suicide Here is a flow-chart that may be helpful in deciding how/when to get more help. Suicide Prevention Decision Tree- Appendix The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has created useful literature in...
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Dr. Tim to Appear on FOX23 Daybreak

How Couples Handle Issues Related to Finances I have been invited to appear on our local FOX affiliate’s Daybreak show for February 7th, 2013.  The program director was given a suggestion to talk about how couples handle financial decisions as a Valentine’s themed check on relationships.  I was invited to talk on the subject! While finances may not be at the forefront of...
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Does Exercise Help Treat Depression?: A Response to The Atlantic’s Study of the Day

The Atlantic Study of the Day for July 10, 2012 summarizes an article that was published in the British Medical Journal: “Facilitated Physical Activity as a Treatment for Depressed Adults: Randomised Controlled Trial.” The Atlantic’s article title, summary, and conclusions are misleading.  The Atlantic reports that the study either provided medical treatment (i.e....
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