From Linda M. Rio MA – As another year winds down and new numbers appear on our calendars, this can be an opportune time to look back, then forward.
A young woman called me last year to make an appointment. She told me she had recently had endoscopic neurosurgery for craniopharyngioma. She was suffering from severe anxiety and depression. She hoped to find a mental health professional who would understand the critical link between the endocrine system and her mental health symptoms.
From Linda M. Rio, MA, MFT – Whenever a person has a medical or mental health challenge their world becomes micro-focused. What I mean by this is that whether it be a physical pain in the
If you missed it, no worries! Here it is. Listen to Linda Rio and Dawn Herring as they discuss emotional and mental health in pituitary disease. Don’t miss this compelling and highly personal discussion from
From the desk of Linda M. Rio, MA, MFT – Marriage and Family Therapists and PWN contributor – Hope, in such a year as unique as 2020 is a more important word than ever not only for
From the desk of Linda M. Rio, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist and PWN contributor. I recently met with someone diagnosed with a pituitary tumor who inspired me to write about this topic. I realize
From Linda M. Rio, M.A., Marriage & Family Therapist and PWN contributor “I’ve come to the conclusion that the way we engage with social media is like fire. You can use it to keep yourself
News from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) annual conference. From Linda M. Rio, MA Marriage & Family Therapist and PWN contributor – Last weekend I had the privilege of giving a
How is it that something like a tumor on a critical little gland can interact with areas of the brain that are involved in mood regulation and would affect a person’s behavior and overall mental
We’ve been combing the PWN website and Facebook news feed in search of interesting comments from our readers and thought we’d share a few. Our readers are our best contributors and their comments provide very
Mental health and emotional wellness are essential topics for pituitary patients, their families, and friends. This on-demand session from last Thursday’s live-talk program focuses on the challenges and opportunities when considering these issues.
Has COVID-19 affected you or not? What narrative will you construct as time moves forward resulting from the events of recent years? Pausing to examine what you choose to derive is up to each person, but it is essential to know that the more a person decides to choose rather than allow the choice to be made for them, the more they can move forward and beyond. Having lived through a worldwide pandemic means we have all not only survived, but we’ve endured.