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Anxiety Survival Tips: Step by Step

By Kate Dolan on July 18, 2017 in The Internal Debate
Trouble with anxiety? Here's my trick when I feel anxious.
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How Swimming Can Help Ease Anxiety

By Joe Minihane on July 11, 2017 in Floating
Anxiety stalked me for years. But in cold water, I found the perfect way to slow my mind and find the balance I craved.

When Healthcare Does More Harm Than Good

By Marissa Moss on June 21, 2017 in One True Self
When is healthcare not caring?
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Are Our Friends Better for Us than Our Families?

When it comes to living a long happy life, who are the most important people in your life?

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Pardon Me While My Life Blows Up

I haven’t posted in a while but life continues to explode. Zoe is doing well; I finally got her to the vet last week on the fourth try. I swear that cat has a sixth sense.
Andrea Mathews

The Shadow Knows, Part II

Can the unconscious reveal its holdings?

Being Different In America

Do you believe people make assumptions about you based on the color of your skin?

Steve Jobs: The Good, The Bad, and the Really Ugly

By Judith Fein on July 23, 2017 in Life Is a Trip
Was Steve Jobs a charismatic genius or an icy tyrant? You decide.

Numbness after Depression is Common

By Sarah Fader on July 23, 2017 in Panic Life
For me, it's common to feel a sense of emptiness after I experience a depressive episode.

You Aren't You at All

Most believe that decisions are based on personality. Modern psychology suggests mental modules created through evolution and triggered by the situation are much more responsible.
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7 Ways to Cope With Your Family's Mental Illness History

By Sarah Haufrect on July 20, 2017 in The Bonds We Make
To keep my judgmental, suspicious mind at bay, I’ve learned the following strategies will keep me positive, humble and grateful for my mental health.

Fighting the Battle

By Kate Dolan on July 20, 2017 in The Internal Debate
Suicide is one of the 10 leading causes of death in the US and it's about time we remove it from the list permanently.
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Why Am I Angry?

By Sarah Fader on July 20, 2017 in Panic Life
Here are some things that trigger my anger; maybe you can relate to them.

The Conflict of Pride

By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on July 19, 2017 in Breaking Culture
Why Pride Month Shames All of Us
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Therapy is Expensive

By Sarah Fader on July 18, 2017 in Panic Life
There are affordable therapists out there, but they are extremely hard to find.

The Dutchess Awaits You

By Judith Fein on July 17, 2017 in Life Is a Trip
If you are anywhere near New York City, you must meet the Dutchess.

Rewrite Your Life

By Jessica Lourey on July 17, 2017 in Discover Your Truth
When Jessica Lourey's husband committed suicide, she found herself locked in a depressive loop. Read how she used fiction to break free.

How to Get Through the Day

By Robert M Goor Ph.D. on July 16, 2017 in Letters to My Son
We all have special days, days of remembrance that often bring contemplation and sadness. Are you struggling with how to manage your special days?
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When the Risk of Adventure Travel Comes True

By Lauren Fritsky on July 16, 2017 in Vacation Mentality
How can we learn more about why some people travel to risky places and strike a balance between adventure and safety?
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Old Photos

The initial excitement I felt in viewing the miscellaneous and colorfully frozen moments has now been replaced by an extraordinary melancholy.

Life Without Pain

Be careful what you wish for. To suffer is to be human.
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End That Friendship!

Do you have a friend you should drop? Do it now to avoid negative consequences.

The Pain of Starting

By Kendra Levin on July 14, 2017 in The Heart of Writing
Why is beginning so often the hardest part of doing…well, anything?
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Anonymous Chat Rooms Can Help People Open Up

By Sarah Fader on July 13, 2017 in Panic Life
There is a sense of freedom in an anonymous chat room.

Keeping the Faith

By Jessica Teich on July 12, 2017 in Dispelling Demons
Every summer has its seasonal fads, its momentary obsessions, but why are revelations of sexual abuse trending this summer?

Graphic Medicine, Not Gory but Comic

By Marissa Moss on July 12, 2017 in One True Self
Can comics make doctors better at patient care?

Hush - A Poetic Journey About Mental Illness

By Sarah Fader on July 12, 2017 in Panic Life
Nicole Lyons writes beautiful words and is a phenomenal mental health advocate.

Dealing With Grandmother

Grandma sent you a Facebook ‘friend request’ and you reluctantly accepted because you didn’t want to hurt her feelings. Now she's posting personal comments about the family. Yikes!
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Common Myths About Online Counseling Debunked

By Sarah Fader on July 11, 2017 in Panic Life
If you are considering online therapy, I encourage you to research the advantages of it.

The Difficulty Getting My Daughter the Proper Education

By Laura Lemle Ph.D on July 11, 2017 in No Barriers
My daughter's educational journey has been difficult and uneven. When she was younger we were dependent on the teacher's receptivity, empathy and inherent skills.

Native American or Not: a DNA Challenge

My cousin had her DNA tested for ancestry. I looked into that 10 years ago, but it cost too much. She told me it had come down, so I acquired a test kit and sent in my sample.

People Who Make Others Go Crazy

By Judith Fein on July 08, 2017 in Life Is a Trip
How someone can be driven by others to descend into madness
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Private Journals and a Decision

I sit among the piles of journals that reveal snippets of my past, often times reflecting a younger wife, daughter, or mother in turmoil over decisions I had to make.

Act Local

By Hope Perlman on July 06, 2017 in Unmapped Country
The other weekend my next door neighbor dropped dead. He was a grandfather, in his seventies, and had heart problems. Strange as it may seem, I never met him. I knew his wife.