Friday, March 22, 2019

Depression

The Answer Is The Emotional Self- Reliance

According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, drug and alcohol abuse is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The study found that 23.6...

Death Of A Family

An older woman with red rimmed empty eyes sat by the bed of the 40-year-old patient in 14B. I knew those eyes. I have had those eyes, those mother’s eyes, sitting...

The Death Of Robin Williams- A Wake Up Call

The shocking tragedy of Robin Williams’ death has left many with questions. Why did this comic genius suffer such severe depression that he was moved to take his own life? What...

The Silent Assault On Americans With Addictions We Were Born With A Gift

If you’re like me, born with a genetic predisposition to addiction, you were born with a gift. We’re a creative group who find excitement in discovering new solutions to old problems....

A Disease That Needs Healing

One year after the most tragic event in our country took place, I experienced a moment of blissful laughter that I did not know I was capable of feeling without the...

To Thine Own Self Be True Best Practices For Lesbian And Bisexual Women In...

A part of us dies when we are not in integrity with ourselves. This is a universal truth for us all and even more so for lesbian and bisexual women trying...

Addictions And Eating Disorders: Why They Often Go Hand-In-Hand

When one has a drug or alcohol addiction, recovery means stop using, but the same isn’t true, of course, when it comes to an eating disorder. Yet, addictions and eating disorders often...

The Etiology And Development Of Substance Abuse And Depression In Adolescent Girls – Part...

Safety for Girls – Pipher and others contend that the lack of viable options for girls to express their true selves leads them to act in ways that appear self-destructive but...

How Substance Use And Depression Develop In Adolescent Girls

Clinicians, therapists, substance abuse counselors, mental health workers, and criminal justice workers are encountering and working with adolescent girls who present with co-morbid disorders, in addition to substance abuse disorders. There...

A NEW YEAR WITH THE SAME OLD BROKEN HEART

“The hardest thing I’ve ever had to hear was that my child died. The hardest thing that I’ve ever done is to live every day since that moment.” Anonymous As I sit in...

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