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25 Inspiring Quotes on Embracing Your True Self

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” It is also the greatest struggle,...

Pregnancy and Addiction: Overlooked and Undertreated

 

If one needs proof that addiction is a disease and not a moral failing, look into the eyes of a woman who knows her behavior is harming her baby but...

Do You Want A Values-Based Relationship?

 

Each person who finds themselves in a relationship has as an influence and reference point: their upbringing and what they witnessed between those who raised them. There are three choices...

Psychology Around the Net: March 23, 2019

 

Ever wonder how food affects your mental health? Do you think social media addiction should be formally classified (and should the companies behind them be taxed for help)? What’s your...

Can Access to Green Space Affect Child Development?

 

It’s no secret that spending time surrounded by nature is not only good for our physical health, but our mental health as well. Being in nature can benefit those with...

6 Ways to Overcome and Benefit from Embarrassment

 

Henri Rousseau once wrote, “It’s not the criminal things which are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and shameful.” We’ve all been there, strutting down the path of humiliation with...

Best of Our Blogs: March 22, 2019

 

One of the most difficult things about having chronic illness is the daily decisions of asking yourself how are you going to spend this moment? On bad days, when you’re...

5 Ways to Resolve Your Trust Issues Before Your Next Relationship

 

Heartbreak hurts but you will love again. After a broken relationship and a painful heartbreak, many people ask themselves this question: “Where’s the wine?” Then, they follow up with a...

What It Means to Be a Mental Health Advocate—And How to Become One

 

Over the years, the stigma surrounding mental illness has significantly decreased. One of the biggest reasons? Mental health advocates. These are the individuals who tirelessly share their stories in all...

Podcast: What Do We Really Mean by “Moral Character”?

 

 We’ve all heard the term “moral character” at some point in our lives, but what do we really mean by it? Are morals and character two different things? Is...

Loneliness in Seniors

 

It’s no surprise to most of us that loneliness has become an epidemic. In fact, those with mental health issues experience loneliness at an alarming rate. The one group most...

To Others Who Have Experienced Trauma as Children

 

Most of us have real anger and suffering living inside us. Perhaps in the past we were oppressed or mistreated, and all that pain is still right there, buried in...

The Health Benefits of Staying Organized: An Interview With John Linden

 

Ever since I moved into my very own office — away from the dirty laundry and magazine piles of my home office in the bedroom — I’ve been studying the relationship...

Free Live Webinar: Who Are You Dating? Learning About Our Patterns

 

(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who register.) So, who have you been hanging out with lately? Think about the...

Neuromyth: Intrinsic Motivation is Driven by External Reward

 

One of the best motivators to learn is personal satisfaction.[1] But where does this internal drive come from? Many believe that students are motivated to learn because of what the...

Pregnancy and Addiction: Overlooked and Undertreated

 

If one needs proof that addiction is a disease and not a moral failing, look into the eyes of a woman who knows her behavior is harming her baby but...

Psychology Around the Net: March 23, 2019

 

Ever wonder how food affects your mental health? Do you think social media addiction should be formally classified (and should the companies behind them be taxed for help)? What’s your...

What It Means to Be a Mental Health Advocate—And How to Become One

 

Over the years, the stigma surrounding mental illness has significantly decreased. One of the biggest reasons? Mental health advocates. These are the individuals who tirelessly share their stories in all...

To Others Who Have Experienced Trauma as Children

 

Most of us have real anger and suffering living inside us. Perhaps in the past we were oppressed or mistreated, and all that pain is still right there, buried in...

Don’t Force Gratitude

 

In his book What Happy People Know, Dan Baker argues that you can’t be in a state of appreciation and fear, or anxiety, at the same time. He explains: During...

Podcast: Support Groups for Mental Illness – What are They?

 

 Most people understand how doctors and therapists work, but many people can’t quite wrap their minds around support groups – especially peer-led ones. In this episode, our hosts dissect...

Does Calling Depression an Illness Worsen Stigma?

 

I plead guilty to expounding on the biochemical vulnerabilities and abnormalities in neural wiring of depression to make the case that it is a legitimate illness alongside lupus, breast cancer,...

Psychology Around the Net: March 16, 2019

 

Hello, lovers of all things psychology, psychiatry, and mental health related! Today we’re going to take a look at how vitamins and other supplements don’t ward off depression, why it’s...

A Panic Attack, the Wrestle Within

 

Samantha felt overwhelmed by her school assignments, her relationships, and her job. She often felt like she was walking a tightrope while holding a pole that contained all of her “should”...

Why You Should Express Your Sadness

 

No one likes to feel sad. Sorrow can be hard to contend with and it can seem like it will never go away. Many of us try hard to push...

When Faith Alone Can’t Heal Depression

 

There is no question that religion and spirituality can help pull us out of darkness and provide the hope and inspiration that is needed to persevere through despair. Several studies...

OCD and Autism

 

I have written before about atypical presentations of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children, where I discuss how the symptoms of OCD are sometimes confused with autism, schizophrenia, and even Bipolar Disorder....

8 Reasons Why Your Depression May Not Be Getting Better

 

You’ve been to four psychiatrists and tried over a dozen medication combinations. You still wake up with that dreadful knot in your stomach and wonder if you will ever feel...

Podcast: Talking Suicide with a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

 

 Suicide is something that most people think they understand, but there are many misconceptions about it. We say it’s a serious problem, yet will mention it casually and insensitively...

7 Ways to Help a Child Deal with Traumatic Stress

 

Life is stressful. That’s a fact. To grow and learn we must try new things. Struggling, prevailing, and tolerating failures along the way builds confidence and the deep feeling in...

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