How We Use Social Networking and Why: Part 2

Is social networking sometimes a substitute for personal intimacy?

How We Use Social Networks and Why: Part 1

We may use social networks to meet vastly different needs.

Social Anxiety and Problem Drinking: The Connection

False expectations about what drinking can do for you can lead to trouble.

Saints and Terrorists

One Person's Saint Can Be Another Person's Terrorist

The War on Death

The way we die today.

The Conversation Project

End of life planning--an intimate and rewarding experience.

Talking to Children About Terminal Illness

A recent article by Alex Ward that appeared in the Daily Mail (U.K.) described how the parents of a 12-year-old boy diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor opted to tell their son about the tumor, but not to disclose that it was terminal.

When Does Grief Become Depression?

Last week, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” aired a show that explored the line between grief and depression. Although they are quite different, they look surprisingly alike.

The Healing Zone: What to Do After Cancer Treatment

How we can truly heal ourselves following a lengthy stay in "the sick zone" of severe illness.

Should Grief Be A Mental Illness?

Imagine that you are a mental health professional and you meet with a new client who describes the following symptoms: "I haven't been sleeping well. I don't have much of an appetite and I've lost a few pounds in the last month. I feel sad most of the time and once a day I find myself crying."

Is It Love, Or Is It Insecurity?

Viewed through the eyes of a woman who has been burned in a one of these relationships, an insecure man may seem sensitive and interested in you. In one way that it true: he is interested in the love you have to offer. But beware—the insecure man can also be a bottomless pit that might just drain you of every drop of love you possess.