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20. August 2014 05:55
by Marti Wormuth
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befriending those with mental health struggles

Befriending Those With Mental Health Struggles

20. August 2014 05:55 by Marti Wormuth | Comments

befriending those with mental health struggles
Everyone has those people in their lives that they trust with everything and anything. Many of us don't know where we would be without friends. But sadly, many people who struggle with mental illness do not have friends and a support system that they can fall back on - most people who struggle with these things end up secluding themselves. In this article, we're going to take a closer look at befriending those who struggle with their mental health and doing it in a way that can help them to live a happier, healthier life. [More]

19. August 2014 05:55
by Caleen Martin
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mourningyourpastselfandlivinginthepresentwithchronicpain

Mourning your past self and living in the present with chronic pain.

19. August 2014 05:55 by Caleen Martin | Comments

mourningyourpastselfandlivinginthepresentwithchronicpain
When you are sat down by a doctor and explained that you have an incurable medical condition that could become completely debilitating to you, cause you daily pain, and change every aspect of your life, you die. Your physical life has died, your career has died, your ability to care for your family has died, your ability to enjoy the intimacy between yourself and your partner has died. But your lungs still breath air, your heart still pumps, and you must create a completely new life in spite of your medical conditions. [More]

18. August 2014 05:55
by Cathy England
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Mental Health Care Coverage: New Laws and Remaining Problems

18. August 2014 05:55 by Cathy England | Comments

mental health care coverage new lawsand remaining problems
In the not too distant past, there was a lot of difficulty for individuals needing to access mental health care services. Many health insurance companies treated mental health as a separate and unequal health issue compared with medical health problems. This made it difficult for the mentally ill to get adequate treatment, and to be able to afford that treatment when it was needed. In the last few years, those laws have begun to change, and mental illness is now considered to be equal in regard to insurance as is physical illness. [More]

17. August 2014 05:55
by DeeAnn Visk
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howare medications usedto treat mental health disorders

How are Medications Used to Treat Mental Health Disorders

17. August 2014 05:55 by DeeAnn Visk | Comments

howare medications usedto treat mental health disorders
Prescription medications are commonly employed to treat a variety of mental health illnesses. Diseases treated with prescription medication include: schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ideally, these medications are used with talking therapy, at least until they are shown to be working well (Mental Health Medications, 2014). [More]

16. August 2014 05:55
by Lisa La Rose
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"Let Go, or Get Dragged”: Find your Peace by Letting Go

16. August 2014 05:55 by Lisa La Rose | Comments

let goor get dragged findyour peaceby letting go
The title of this article is actually a quote from Lama Surya Das in his book, Awakening the Buddha Within (1997). I was so stuck by the simple wisdom of this statement that I posted it on my computer at work, and my refrigerator at home, as a frequent reminder of the dangers of hanging on to things that are better let go. But letting go of feelings, people or situations that are destructive to us, or out of our control, is easier said than done. We hold on and attach for lots of different reasons, but learning to let go and detach in healthy ways can help restore our sense of peace and our relationships with others. [More]

15. August 2014 05:55
by Casey Truffo
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can long distance relationships work

Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

15. August 2014 05:55 by Casey Truffo | Comments

can long distance relationships work
If you're contemplating a long-distance relationship, there are a lot of things that you should consider. Really, it would be best to hear stories from others who have been in long-distance relationships. These stories may lead you to think about things you may not have considered, especially if you’re entering a new relationship and you are still in the "ga-ga" phase. Take time to think about everything involved before you jump into a relationship that is long distance. [More]

14. August 2014 05:55
by Cathy England
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evaluationof sleep disordersas they relateto mental illness

Evaluation of Sleep Disorders as They Relate to Mental Illness

14. August 2014 05:55 by Cathy England | Comments

evaluationof sleep disordersas they relateto mental illness
Sleep disturbances are common in the United States population. Harvard Health Publications (2009), estimate that sleep problems are prevalent in at least 50% of patients receiving psychiatric treatment. This can be compared to the general population in which about 10% report sleep problems. What is not entirely clear is whether or not sleep disturbance is a symptom or a risk factor for mental health presentations. [More]

13. August 2014 05:55
by Marti Wormuth
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embracing asexuality

Embracing Asexuality

13. August 2014 05:55 by Marti Wormuth | Comments

embracing asexuality
Obviously, with all the news as of late, there are a number of different things that the public has started to hear about the LGBT community. But did you know that there are a number of people who consider themselves part of this community, but have a different type of sexual orientation known as asexuality? Many people don't think about asexuality as a type of sexuality, but it is, and we're going to explore it a bit more in this article. [More]

12. August 2014 05:55
by Caleen Martin
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howforgivenessandfreeouremotionalheartacheandbetterourhealth

How Forgiveness Can Free our Emotional Heartache and Better our Health

12. August 2014 05:55 by Caleen Martin | Comments

howforgivenessandfreeouremotionalheartacheandbetterourhealth
Are you angry and bitter every time you think of someone who has wronged you? If so, you're human but also probably living a more stressful and unhealthy life than you need to be. The problem with allowing others to control our emotions is that we cannot control what others do. If someone doesn't live up to our standards and expectations we allow them to destroy our happiness. We think that they have to do something in order to allow us to move forward. [More]

11. August 2014 05:55
by DeeAnn Visk
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atthe cornerof mental healthand genetics

At the Corner of Mental Health and Genetics

11. August 2014 05:55 by DeeAnn Visk | Comments

atthe cornerof mental healthand genetics
Quick: what do bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, autism, and attention-deficient hyper-activity disorder all have in common? A portion of each of them can be attributed to the same genetic mutations (Cross-Disorder Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, 2014). It is not at all surprising that psychiatric disorders can be inherited. What is eye-opening is that the same genetic mutation is implicated in more than one mental illness. [More]
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