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"Prayer for What is Lost" - Stuart Kestenbaum

We are moving forward<br>or in some direction up,<br>down, east, west, to the side,<br>down the canyon walls,<br>watching the light fall<br>on the cliffs, which makes<br>the …

Text-Only NPR.org : Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

NPR.org, June 2, 2018 · Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a …

Washington May Soon Teach Sexual Abuse Prevention in Schools

On Monday, the Washington House of Representiatives unanimously passed House Bill 1539, which would establish a task force to provide child sexual …

Washington State

The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

I never got any help, any kind of therapy. I never told anyone.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>X⁠—<p>Last week I returned to Amherst. It’s been years since I was there, the time we met. I was hoping that you’d show up again; I even …

Mother's Day: Remembering my alcoholic mum

<b>On her first Mother's Day without her mum, Ella (not her real name) shares her story of growing up with an alcoholic parent.</b><p>My name is Ella, I'm 26 and for as long as I can remember my mum has been an alcoholic.<p>My own relationship with alcohol is complex.<p>That's not because I have a drinking problem …

The Characteristics of High Functioning Anxiety

High functioning anxiety is not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Rather, it's evolved as a catch-all term that refers to people who live with …

Anxiety

This Is What We Should Be Teaching Our Kids About Consent

Teaching consent is an essential conversation for parents and educators to initiate with children. Admittedly, of all the crucial conversations, this …

Habits of People With Concealed Depression: Knowing Them Might Save a Life

Depression is a very serious mental illness that often goes unnoticed for years. People with concealed depression are battling demons within …

Drugs alone won't cure the epidemic of depression. We need strategy | Mark Rice-Oxley

In my own odyssey through this valley of shadows I have mulled over three approaches – between them, they offer a pathway to a wider societal cure<p>Mark Rice-Oxley is author of Underneath the Lemon Tree: A Memoir of Depression and Recovery<p>It’s become as inevitable as the rise and rise of global …

Antidepressants

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Teaching primary school children about mental health

<b>The mental health of children is a rising area of concern and one which schools are trying to combat. Emma Jane Kirby reports from south London about a scheme that involves teaching primary schoolchildren about mental health through fun games and workbooks.</b><p>The children are half out of their chairs, …

Photo therapy may treat PTSD after sexual assault

Photovoice interventions, combined with standard treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, could help survivors recover from sexual assault, say …

The book that changed Jane Eyre forever

Wide Sargasso Sea turned Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel inside out. As the book celebrates its 50th anniversary, Hephzibah Anderson explains its enduring power.<p>A while ago, and for more years than I ever intended, I was the resident books expert on an early-hours radio phone-in. Once a month, in …

Literature

What Comedy Taught Me About My Mental Illness

<b>“Hello. How’s everyone doing tonight?”</b> I’m trying to take the microphone out of the stand with the ease of the comedian who was just up. She’s several years younger than me and also new to comedy, but you wouldn’t know it. I envy her control of the room and how comfortable she seems — onstage and, …

Mental Health

Awe Isn't Necessarily Good for You

Its benefits might be a form of privilege.<p>Ten years ago, on a reporting trip to southeastern Alaska, I spent a week with a group of researchers and students who were traversing the Juneau Icefield, an expanse of interconnected glaciers the size of Rhode Island. In theory, the trip was romantic. In …

200+ Healthy Recipes For Every Meal of the Day

It's tough staying healthy when you're eating the same boring bowl of oatmeal or lifeless salad day after day. Add a little much-needed pizzazz to …

It Didn't Start with You

A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field.

If Your Relationship is Failing, Here’s Why

If there was <i>one</i> thing you could do to heal your relationships, would you do it? Find out why your relationship may be failing, and how to fix it.<p>I’m …

At Profiles Theatre the drama—and abuse—is real

For more than 20 years, actors and crew members stayed silent about mistreatment they suffered at the acclaimed storefront theater. Now they’re …

Meyer Lemon and Black Pepper Cookies Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Woman Films Herself For 8 Years, Revealing Chilling Truth About Mental Illness

"That's the first time in ages my reflection has looked like Satan," Ida Storm muttered to herself as a tiny camera in her hand, held at chin-level, …

Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

Psychology

Nothing Bad Happened Except My Mind

There is a voice in my head that tells me I am constantly on the verge of a catastrophe. Mysteriously, over the last few weeks a new voice has emerged, and it's telling the first one to shut the fuck up.<p>Someone asked me if it gets better and I said <i>yes</i> and they said <i>how?</i> and I got silent.<p>The truth is …

Green Child Magazine

HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council - Professions

Professions<p>We currently regulate 16 health and care professions, click on each profession for more details:<p>Arts therapists<p>An Arts Therapist is a …

“Not living a life that’s full of regrets”: Legendary psychotherapist Irvin Yalom on the challenges of living in fear

<b>Irvin Yalom (Reid Yalom)</b><p>Yalom’s newest book, “Creatures of a Day” chronicles his years as a therapist<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>March 21, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>How are we supposed to grapple with the knowledge that soon we will be nothing? How do we live a meaningful life with the always-looming threat of death? …

Powerful Photos Depict Veterans Who Use Art Therapy To Heal

<i>This photo series originally appeared in the February issue of National Geographic magazine.</i><p>Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan often return home with wounds that can't be seen on the surface: brain injuries resulting from the shockwaves that follow explosions.<p>Some veterans, including …

How To Use Color Psychology To Give Your Business An Edge

Whether you’re wondering what color to paint the office, or you’re looking to redesign your retail space, the colors you choose can increase your chance of reaching your goals. Color greatly influences human emotion and behavior. If you’re hoping to make your workers more productive, or you want to …

How Actors Create Emotions: A Problematic Psychology

Fully inhabiting the mind, mannerisms, and reality of a fictional character can be as alienating as it is rewarding.<p>Early on in her career, Deborah Margolin realized that she was a woman nobody liked, not even herself. She was a “homely person who was pregnant all the time”—not because she enjoyed …

Thank You For Supporting Gavin's Playground Project!

Dear Brian and Hope,<p>Right now you are little... 5 and 4 months. But one day, you will be grown ups and I hope it will be then that you will find this …