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Why Millions Of Men And Women Find Self-Care So Challenging And How To Make It Easy

Working with women to build happier, more rewarding lives and careers, and also researching what keeps people stuck in unhappy and unhealthy behaviors, I’ve seen firsthand that for so many today, self-care is something people consider to be too challenging, out of reach and the last priority. Not …

Are We Overprescribing Pills and Underprescribing Therapy?

It is well documented that when people seek help for mental health issues, the best results often come from a strategic blend of medication and …

The Brain in Defense Mode: How Dissociation Helps Us Survive

According to Ross and Halpern (2011), there are several definitions of dissociation. One of them (referred to as “the general systems meaning of …

From Depression to Happiness: The 4 Steps That Helped to Change My Life

I always thought happy people were fakers.<p>Growing up with clinical depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), I never knew what it was like …

The Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions About Depression

These days, it seems like depression is all over the news. It usually gets publicity when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You don’t hear people …

Top 10

6 Depression Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Everyone feels a little down in the dumps now and then. But sadness and withdrawal can become crippling, putting you at risk for a number of serious …

12 haunting photos that capture how depression and anxiety can feel.

Anxiety and depression are fairly prevalent.<p>One of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S., in 2012 the National Institute of Health …

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

In the United States, at least 9 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, …

9 Ways to Get Past Self-Pity

Whether you’ve been rejected by a love interest or you’re overwhelmed by a looming deadline, throwing a pity party won’t help. In fact, feeling sorry …

What is Depression?

Depression is not simply a temporary change in mood or a sign of weakness. It is a <b>real medical condition</b> with many <b>emotional, physical, behavioural</b> …

Depression

In Review: 'Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma'

As our understanding of the function and treatment of psychological trauma develops, we as trauma therapists find ourselves pulling information from …

Mental Health

An Infographic to Help You Understand Depression

Do you know what’s great about DIY projects? Everything. When you make items yourself, you can choose projects that suit your tastes, create them in …

Therapy for Codependency, Therapist for Codependency

<b>Codependency</b> involves sacrificing one’s personal needs to try to meet the needs of others. Someone who is codependent has an extreme focus outside …

Mental Health