Strategies for Coping with Holiday Stress-Induced Relationship Problems

Strategies for Coping with Holiday Stress-Induced Relationship Problems It's one of life's enigmas; the winter holiday season, which is supposed to bring the greatest joy, sometimes causes more feelings of depression and anxiety. Relationships and marriages , says family therapist Rachel Sussman, often suffer holiday-related setbacks. Here's a look at holiday relationship issues, with some first-hand advice about ways to cope. Read on...

Cognitive-Behavioral "Talk Therapy" Helps Teen Depression, Suicide, Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Talk Therapy Success Encouraging for Teen Depression, Suicide New research shows that talk therapy, or Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, is having success with schizophrenics, many of whom are teens and young adults. These findings are encouraging for parents; they demonstrate that CBT can help with teen depression and suicide prevention, too. Here's how.

Kate Hudson, Chaz Bono, How Parents Can Hurt or Help Kids

Kate Hudson, Chaz Bono: A Tale of Two Celeb Kids and Their Parents Kate Hudson and Chaz Bono: two celebrities with little in common except parents making news about their kids. Kate's estranged dad Bill Hudson came out with a tell-all book calling her a "spoiled brat." Transgender Chaz Bono's mom Cher, on the other hand, is supporting him on DWTS.
Parents have a lot of control over their kids emotions, even adult kids. What might be blown off from another adult, hurts deeply if it comes from mom or dad. Even if kids know that mom or dad isn't emotionally healthy, their actions are still hurtful. Let's look at these two celebs and see what can be learned about helping or hurting. Read on...

Antidepressants Reduce Cancer, Alzheimer's but Increase Obesity, Diabetes Risk

Antidepressants Reduce Cancer, Alzheimer's but Increase Obesity, Diabetes Risk Antidepressants are making headlines in several ways. Tricyclic drugs have been shown to cut the risk of bowel and brain cancer. Antidepressants may also combat Alzheimer's disease. Antidepressants are linked to weight gain, liver problems and Type 2 diabetes, however. Read more...

TWLOHA Helping People in Depression, Self-Abuse, Addiction, Suicidal Thoughts

'To Write Love on Her Arms' Helping People in Depression, Self-Abuse, Addiction, SuicideTo Write Love on Her Arms' is an edgy, endearing program designed with the purpose of reaching out in love to those suffering from depression, addiction, self-abuse and suicidal thoughts. TWLOHA crosses religious, social and cultural boundaries with one goal in mind: to save the suffering. Thank God for TWLOHA. Read all about it...

Mental and Emotional Health Resources for Disaster Victims - Yahoo! News

Mental and Emotional Health Resources for Disaster Victims
With all that's happened in the world recently, earthquakes, tsunamis, oil spills and disasters, it's easy to forget the emotional impact while tending to the physical. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, shock, exhaustion, depression run rampant with disaster victims. Here are resources to help disaster victims cope and find emotional and mental healing.

AA Slogans: "Let it Begin with Me" Apology vs. Defensive Co-Dependent

I'm sorry" may one of the most inappropriately used phrases in the English language. Having said that, there are times when a heartfelt well-timed confession and apology vs. defensiveness can bring emotional healing to the injured and the offender. Emotional healing is also possible even if the person apologizing has done nothing wrong. The key to healing is the attitude of the person confessing and apologizing. Read on...

Natural Herbal Antidepressant and Anti Anxiety First Aid Remedies

I've struggled with anxiety and depression all of my life. For seven years I took the SSRI antidepressant Paxil (Paroxetine). After weaning myself I turned to homeopathic and herbal remedies. Here is my herbal and homeopathic first aid kit. Read on...

Daily Strength: Online Support Group When You Can't Make a 12-Step

I write many articles on self-help, emotional health, physical health, relationship issues and 12 Step programs. In exploring emotional, physical and psychological health issues, I always want to provide  resources. is one such resource. (click here) is a comprehensive online support group network. links people with hundreds of online support groups on everything from parenting issues, health issues, addiction recovery, substance abuse, survivor issues, mental health, 12 step programs and every kind of support group in between. Read more...

Online Dietary Supplements May Contain Steroids

On Wednesday, the FDA sent warning letters to dietary supplement manufacturers stating that many weight loss products, body-building products, sexual enhancements contain undeclared and deceptively labeled drugs, analogs and synthetic steroids. Further, many of these products are labeled as "herbal" and "natural" which misleads and confuses consumers. Read on...

Emotional Health Strategies in Disciplining Children: Choose Your Battles

Developmental psychology is a fascinating study, but we have to be careful that when explore child psychology that we don't lose the child in the study. Each child is unique and individual; the whole of a child is greater than the sum of the parts. One of the most important lessons that I have learned in dealing with children is to choose your battles. Here's what I mean...

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