What We’re Reading – December 2019

Tired of sifting through the endless sources of news articles online? We’ve rounded up a collection of the most interesting articles and stories we read this month. Organized from shortest to longest, including an estimated read time.

This is what we’re reading —

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Signal v. Noise
November 5, 2019

1 hour a week might not be the perfect recipe of therapy for everyone. Find out how ditching conventional therapy has impacted this author’s life.
5 minute read

This is how we can empower 8 billion minds by 2030

World Economic Forum
November 1, 2019

The rapid spread of smartphone apps, sensors, chatbots, social media, digital voice assistants and virtual avatars, along with cloud-based, deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools offers new opportunities to scale access to mental healthcare.

5 minute read

This dog learned to speak and says exactly what you’d expect a dog to say

November 11, 2019

Speech pathologist Christina Hunger is teaching her dog Stella to communicate with humans. The results are adorable.

6 minute read

Starting your own business is hard. Here’s some advice.

NY Times
November 19, 2019

Female entrepreneurs share their experience and advice from launching their careers. Uncover five unique journeys to becoming a business owner.

5 minute read

Ethics: Do I discontinue services for unvaccinated clients?

November 15, 2019

A pregnant SLP asks if it’s considered ‘client abandonment’ to discontinue services to an unvaccinated family in order to protect herself and her child.

6 minute read

Do we actually grow from adversity?

The Conversation
November 15, 2019 

Stories of growth stemming from trauma are certainly powerful. They can serve as inspiration for our own lives. But we need to do better research to know whether such stories are the norm or the exception.

7 minute read 

The doctor will Skype you now: Online counseling goes high tech

November 18. 2019

“The technology is now so good that there’s really no difference between seeing a patient in person or on a video hook-up,” says Merkel. “You feel just as connected to a patient. It’s true, you can’t shake hands. But the sense of empathy is just as strong. And some patients actually feel more comfortable interacting through telepsychiatry.”

8 minute read

What’s the difference between an anxiety attack and panic attack?

Thrive Global
November 26, 2019

The definition and distinction between an anxiety attack vs. panic attack has become clearer, more refined. Nonetheless, there still isn’t an official definition of an anxiety attack. This article strives to clear up the difference for both those impacted by anxiety and the professionals treating them.

8 minute read 

The art of losing friends and alienating people

November 1, 2019

Our culture long ago made peace with the fragility of matrimony, but we still have high expectations for friendships. If you really care about someone, you should be able to pick up where you left off, no matter how long it’s been. Friendship’s something you don’t really lose, right?

19 minute read 

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