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Thoughts on Amanda Berry's Amazing Rescue
By now we’ve all heard about the emotionally overwhelming escape of three young women who were kidnapped 10 years ago—Amanda Berry when she was 16, Gina DeJesus at 14, and Michele Knight at 20. Thank God Amanda Berry reached out to Charles Ramsey in their bid to escape.

Celebrate International No-Diet Day
In celebration of International No Diet Day, Margarita doles out the facts about dieting. You’ll also get creative ways you can celebrate this important day.

Mental Health Awareness Month Video
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Dani discusses the impact mental illness and stigma have on individuals, families and society as a whole. Spread awareness with this informative, powerful and relevant video.

12 Places to Not Take Out Your Phone
There is a time, and place, to check our phone, to pick up your phone, and to text someone with your phone. Here are 12 occasions and situations that are not okay to take out your phone.

What Makes A Good Therapist?
So, what makes a good therapist? Obviously, some of this is in the eyes of the clients. And many clients have different eyes. Every therapist is not a match for every client.

News & Views

1-in-5 Suicidal Teens Have Guns in Their Homes
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people. A study reports that nearly 20 percent of suicidal children and teens have guns in their homes, and 15 percent of those kids can access both guns and bullets.

1-in-6 Students a Victim of Cyberbullying
One in six U.S. high school students report being electronically bullied within the past 12 months.

Study Explodes Myth of Cougars & Sugar Daddies
It’s a popular image fostered by Hollywood: A rich older man or woman supporting an attractive younger spouse. However, many of our beliefs about these relationships are not true.

Most ADHD Specialists Not Following
Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers

About 90 percent of ADHD medical specialists do not follow guidelines for treating very young children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Self-Affirmation Can Improve
Problem-Solving Under Stress

Self-affirmation is the process of identifying and focusing on your most important values. Doing this can boost problem-solving abilities.

Meditation Produces Opposite Effect
of 'Fight or Flight'

Practitioners of meditation experience changes in gene expression that are the exact opposite of what occurs during the “flight or fight” stress response.

World of Psychology

Sex With Your Ex: Bad Idea or Harmless Fun?
Having sex with your ex could be setting yourself up for an ultimately unsatisfactory experience. Sex probably isn’t going to solve past problems, especially if those problems were around communication, appreciation, emotional support or trust.

Our Brain on Stress: Forgetful and Emotional
Dramatic changes that occur in the brain when under stress are linked to our emotions and scattered memory.

Megan Landry & Her
Incredible Anti-Bullying Video, Stronger

Despite recent attention — and even jail sentences — being handed out for teen bullying, it remains an all-too-common problem.

5 Tips for Living With Uncertainty
For persons struggling with depression and anxiety — and for those who are highly sensitive — uncertainty is especially difficult. Here are a few tips on how not to lose it when things are constantly changing.

The Allure of Bad Boys
What makes "bad boys" so attractive to many women... even addictive to some? Here are three reasons for starters.

Best of our Blogs

5 Signs of an Unhealed Mind
(NLP Discoveries) - It is a sad fact that most people need to heal their mind before they can be happy. An unhealed mind cannot be happy. In fact, an unhealed mind is hell-bent on misery. Noticing the signs of an unhealed mind is a positive step toward change.

Creativity and Highly Sensitive Men
(The Creative Mind) – Highly sensitive men may find it difficult to feel accepted in society. But there are a lot of positives that come with the territory.

Christina Huff of Ask A Bipolar Mental Health Hero
(Mental Health Humor) - Christina “Christi” Huff 2013 Mental Health Hero has been blogging in the mental health field since April 2011.

Antidepressants: What's Up With Generics?
(Depression On My Mind) – Maybe brand names do matter. Have you found that the generic version of name brand antidepressants don’t work nearly as well?

4 Tips for Dealing with Marital Boredom
(Building Relationship Skills) - Yes, it can be a real problem to be bored with one’s spouse. It’s a frequently voiced complaint that therapists hear from their clients. Fortunately, this condition can usually be easily fixed.

I Think, therefore I Feel?
(Guideposts to Happiness) - We suffer for our ideas. Here are some of the concepts that can make me miserable: “I haven’t lived up to my potential;” “I don’t have enough friends;” “I’ll be alone in old age.” How do we help save ourselves from this kind of negative thinking?

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Fear of Intimacy
Every so often, i dont know why, but i get extremely sad and everything i hate about myself, everything i worry about and all my fears and thoughts I surface...

Alone, Aggravated and Sad
I was diagnosed with depression in December of last year. Its started to get worse after my mission trip from Nicaragua. Ever since I came back, I get aggravated easily,...

I have always felt different than everyone else. I had never had real friends or anything besides my family (that is, my dad, my brother, and my mom); it’s not...

I Just Don't Care
It’s not like I’m depressed or anything. I’m not suicidal or self-harming. That's why I haven’t really sought out any help until now. I’m not sad in any way. I’m...

Abusive Relationship
My boyfriend has an anger issue and I have been the victim for a long time. We both live together and he finds silly reasons to get angry on me...

Mother is Deteriorating
Hello, my name is Luke. My mother is going downhill fast including being antisocial and chucking items away and not eating. She has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and other...

Parents Upset We Had Sex
I know most people think this is stupid but I am really serious with my girlfriend and we have a lot of fun together and we are so In love. We...

Weird Behaviors
I had the diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia with depressive effects and I am still on medications, but I am seeking help to stop my weird behaviors as well as emotional...

Lying About Married Man
I have been seeing a married man for almost 2 months now. We work together and have been friends for two years. He and his wife are no longer happy...

Repressed Memory of Rape
I have come to the realization that I was raped at 12 or 13. Didn’t know up until about a year ago. I have been given a diagnosis of major...

Depressed Boyfriend
Hi, I’ve been with my boyfriend for a few months now and he has always had a problem with depression but at first I did think it was just his...

Criminal Past
I started a criminal life early, spending most of my 20′s behind bars. I never learned how to be somebody or even be in a relationship sober or that did...

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What is clear to Dr. John Grohol is that the NIMH is not withdrawing support for the use of the DSM-5 anytime soon. It is the reference manual all researchers and clinicians use today to speak the same language of mental illness. Without the same reference frame, research — and treatment — would become impossible.

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