“It’s true that every generation believes it’s the last, a convenient sentiment that gives urgency and meaning to our brief time on earth. It is safe to say, however, that there has never been a generation in the history of human civilization with more access to bad new than ours. How does this affect our love, hopes and our daily lives? What is it doing to our minds and hearts?” These questions, posed by Nathaniel Rich in the New York Times in 2012, are ones I deal with often with my clients in the safety of my Riverdale psychotherapy office. The domino effect of bad news takes its toll on our mental and physical health and we have to make sure that the drinking glass of happiness keeps getting filled up again . Some times when our friends and family cannot help or don’t have the time or concentration to focus on you, one of the most constructive things you can do is talk things through with an experienced family counselor. I will be happy to spend the time with you.