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The 'Hidden Truth' Mental Health Professionals Don't Always Prepare You For

There's a bummer therapists, psychologists and life coaches don't like to tell. It's this:<p>Recovery hurts. It is not all <i>Zippity Doo Da, Zippity Yay.</i> My, Oh my, What a Wonderful Day!<p>Nope.<p>Whether we're recovering from drugs, alcohol, overworking, gambling, perfectionism or codependency (which is the …

6 Signs You Were Raised By A Narcissist

Once you figure this out, a whole lot of other things will start to make sense.<p>To outsiders, your dad is a larger-than-life social magnet who attracts people from all walks of life. Or your mom is the perfect woman, always looking to please and juggling everything with ease.<p>But behind closed doors, …

Psychology

Ten Great Colorado Hot Springs

Yampah Spa's underground geothermal caves are one of the more unique natural springs locations across the state.<p>yampahspa.com<p><b>9) Yampah Spa, The Hot</b> …

Hot Springs

10 Signs You Have Exceptional Mental Strength | Inc.com

Just a few weeks ago here on Inc.com we published advice from psychotherapist Amy Morin laying out bad habits you need to break if you want to achieve incredible mental strength. But what if you read the list and were inspired to give your brain a workout, axing unhelpful thought patterns from your …

Self-help

Actor Wil Wheaton Talks About His Anxiety Disorder to Assure Teens With Mental Illnesses That They Aren’t Alone

Actor, producer and writer Wil Wheaton recently opened up to Project UROK to talk about his daily struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and …

A comic that accurately sums up depression and anxiety — and the uphill battle of living with them

Sarah Flanigan has been fighting depression since she was 10 years old and anxiety since she was 16. <b>"I wish everyone knew that depression is not</b> …

Depression

7 Dangerous Myths About Depression in Men

There were over 41,000 deaths from completed suicide in 2013 with males accounting for nearly 80 percent of fatalities. In addition to the individual loss of life, the emotional and psychological costs to family members, friends and entire communities are enormous. Despite the apparent need for …

Signs You're Stuck in Unrealistic Thinking

One of the greatest things we can do for ourselves is to become self-aware. When we’re self-aware, we take notice of our thoughts and feelings. We …

It's Time To Stop Using These Phrases When It Comes To Mental Illness

Research by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy shows the loaded words used to describe drug addiction, such as "clean" vs. "dirty," can actually drive people away from getting help, The Huffington Post reported in March.<p>The same is true of terminology used to describe mental …

5 Things You Didn't Know About Anger

What color fuels our anger, why we get angry at God, and more.<p>Anger is a constant companion in our lives—and it influences your behavior in ways you …

Psychology

5 Unexpected Signs That You're Depressed

You're not sad or overwhelmed, but maybe stuff has nonetheless gotten to you. Here are overlooked signals that you might need a little support to get back to feeling better, happier and more yourself.<p>By Jessica Migala<p><b>You're super-fidgety.</b><p>The term "depressed" makes most of us think of someone who is …

Coping imagery. Mental preparation for difficult events

Imagery plays an important role in performance and results. The images we play in our mind are like a visual blueprint for our life. A great deal of …

Self-help

13 Approval seeking behaviours you need to stop

Approval is like a killer drug. It becomes addictive and you quickly develop a need for more. When you have a need for approval you value the …

Healing a Wounded Sense of Morality

Many veterans are suffering from a condition similar to, but distinct from, PTSD: moral injury, in which the ethical transgressions of war can leave service members traumatized.<p>Amy Amidon has listened to war stories on a daily basis for almost a decade.<p>As a clinical psychologist at the Naval …

3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before You Resign

Yesterday evening over dinner, I had a wonderful discussion with a friend about his decision to leave his job. It had nothing to do with the company, …

Look At This: Portrait Of A Homeless Veteran

A few weeks ago, photographer David Gilkey and I went to an event for homeless veterans called Stand Down. We wanted to see what homeless veterans look like, and we wanted to photograph them.<p>We also wondered: How do they see themselves? We asked about 20 of them — that's how many came by our pop-up …

The Images That Moved Them Most: Photographers on America's Veterans

Corporal Brian Knight. David Guttenfelder, July 3, 2009. Helmand province, Afghanistan."In 2009, I joined the 2nd Marin<p>... VIEW MORE<p>David …

From Appomattox to Afghanistan: Portraits of American GIs

They served in the Civil War, World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq—and now 50 servicemen and –women are together for the first time in American Soldier, a …

Kansas City

Homeless Man Who Refused To Leave His Dog During Below-Zero Temperatures Gets Shelter For Pup

Even in frigid weather conditions, this homeless man wouldn't leave his beloved best friend.<p>Bernard Holland, 53, and his dog, Oreo, had been staying in a tent at a homeless camp in downtown Indianapolis. Earlier this month, an outreach worker from Horizon House -- a multi-service center for …

Pets

Former Miss Colorado USA Blair Griffith Details Her 'Double Life' As A Beauty Queen Who Ended Up Homeless

Former pageant queen Blair Griffith grew up in a nice house in an affluent neighborhood, but it all changed when she lost her father to prostate cancer when she was 15. Her mother, now a single parent, was so stressed that she had a heart attack. Her insurance company decided it was the result of a …

1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities.<p>That's the …

Housing

What puts veterans at risk for homelessness?

There has been an ongoing battle to end homelessness in the United States, particularly among veterans. Over the past three decades, considerable …

The cheapest way to end homelessness is ridiculously simple, according to the largest-ever US study

And it turns out the best way to combat homelessness is to provide homes.<p>The study's focus was on Santa Clara County, California, home to the extreme wealth of Silicon Valley and the highest percentage of homelessness in the entire US.<p>The methodology is enough to make a social scientist swoon: …

Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?

Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their mental disorders. If that didn't work, he moved on to more invasive excisions: tonsils, testicles, ovaries …

Depression