June 1, 2019

You can learn to think positively, and doing so can lead to greater self-confidence, more respect for others and achievement of your goals.

The late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's best-selling classic, "The Power of Positive Thinking," has inspired millions of people in m...

May 1, 2019

What Is a Traumatic Event? 
Most everyone has been through a stressful event in his or her life. When the event, or series of events, causes a lot of stress, it is called a traumatic event. Traumatic events are marked by a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury,...

May 1, 2019

Trauma survivors with PTSD often experience problems in their intimate and family relationships or close friendships. PTSD involves symptoms that interfere with trust, emotional closeness, communication, responsible assertiveness, and effective problem solving.

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April 1, 2019

One third to one half of people with eating disorders report struggling with depression and anxiety.

Sometimes depression can lead to eating disorders – and for some, eating disorders can trigger depression. There are three major eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, buli...

March 1, 2019

Take action if you suspect a friend and/or family member suffers from depression. It's a condition that can cloud thinking and make people believe they aren't worth helping, so they often can't help themselves.

Each year millions of Americans suffer from depression --...

February 1, 2019

Your mind and body are intimately connected, and your overall health depends on both of them working well.

This is most evident in depression: Research shows that people who suffer from clinical depression face a higher risk for contracting certain illnesses, accordin...

February 1, 2019

Depression is not "all in your head." It is a real illness that saps your energy. It can leave you feeling sad, hopeless, lonely and guilty. It is related to a chemical imbalance in the brain and to certain traits such as low self-esteem and pessimism. Some kinds of de...

November 1, 2018

Forgiving someone who has hurt you deeply — a parent, sibling, spouse, ex-spouse, employer, or even a stranger — is one of the most difficult challenges you'll face in life.

Until you can forgive, anger, resentment, and bitterness will continue to eat away at your hea...

October 1, 2018

October is Depression Awareness month. Everyone gets down in the dumps from time to time. But you may suffer from clinical depression if a feeling of sadness or loss of interest in life and friends lingers for two weeks or more. Depression can occur at any age and occu...

March 8, 2017

“Most of what I am is what I’ve lost.”
- from Animals Out of Paper, by Rajiv Joseph

It is a truism that we can’t go through life without loss; none of us will escape it. And yet, as common as loss is, it is no less painful.

For many, loss — death — is akin to trauma.  Af...

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