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Your Mental Health Condition – What to Do When Your Friends Don’t Understand

Your Mental Health Condition – What to Do When Your Friends Don’t Understand

Mental health conditions can be very serious, and yet the stigma and shame that surrounds them often keep people from getting the help they need. The following is a guest post by Stan Popovich, author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods.” It’s an easy to read bookContinue Reading

Mental Health – the Impacts of Childhood Trauma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, and I want to zero in on one this year’s celebration objectives – to raise awareness of trauma and its impacts. Specifically, I want to zero in on childhood trauma. As Paolo del Vecchio wrote in his article, “AWARENESS: Understanding the Link Between Life Experiences andContinue Reading

Why Letting a Child/Teen Fail Can Help Them to Succeed as an Adult

Chronic stress can cause any number of mental illnesses – depression, anxiety to name but two. People (young and old) with mental health issues report drinking or using drugs as a means of self-medicating their mental illness — not stated this clearly, to be sure — but wanting to party or have a drink afterContinue Reading

MANAGING YOUR PERSISTENT FEARS, ANXIETIES, AND STRESSES

The following is a guest post by Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/. EverybodyContinue Reading

October 10th – World Mental Health Day

by Lisa Frederiksen The connection between mental illness and substance abuse is SIGNIFICANT! Often a person with a mental health illness, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD or bipolar, will start using a substance (or substances) in order to self-mediate — to feel better. Most are not aware that both mental illness and substance misuse causeContinue Reading

Major Melancholy – I Love January and February. “Yeah, okay…”

Major melancholy, post holiday letdowns? – what can you do if January and February leave you feeling icky? To answer that, please find the following guest post by Bill White, M.S., a counselor, author, mentor, blogger and speaker specializing in depression, anxiety and general mental health issues. He hosts a blog, http://chipur.com, and does aContinue Reading