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Check Up from the Neck Up: Keep a balanced perspective to avoid despair

Richard O'Neill, PhDThe daily barrage of nasty news and information can drain people of hope, but in his "Check Up from the Neck Up" essay, Upstate psychologist Rich O'Neill, PhD, urges everyone to step back, keep in mind the positive things all around us and counter hopelessness and fear through kindness, acceptance of others and solid relationships with family and friends.