33 Lessons on Body Image, Well-Being & Life
- What things do you know to be true about body image or life? What
lessons have you learned? What did you think was true years ago but
turned out to be false? Cassia Beck marks her 31st birthday with 33
lessons learned on body image, well-being and life.
6 Exercises to Alleviate Depression
(Cultivating Contentment & Happiness) - According to researchers at
the Positive Psychotherapy Center of the University of Pennsylvania,
people who suffered from severe depression benefited the most from these
six Web-based exercises.
A Secret Only You Can Know
(360 Degrees of Mindful Living) - Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D. says self is a
secret only you can know. See how so few words can have such deep
Should Sex Addicts Ever Hold Office?
(The Impact of Sex Addiction) - Everyone seems to have some kind of
impression about Anthony Weiner’s or Bob Filner’s sexual behavior and
what it means. But what do people really know?
The Problem With Heroes and Villains
(Bonding Time) - When we’re going too quickly to a place of judgment,
it’s good to step back and think that there’s no one who’s a hero in
every situation, and no one who’s a villain in every situation.
News & Views
Identifying Teens at Risk for PTSD
teens are exposed to emotionally traumatic events, putting them at risk
for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A new study found
online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent
Psychiatry helps clinicians target those who are most vulnerable.
Job Training Helps Autistic Youth Find Employment
Intensive job training has been found to benefit youths with autism
spectrum disorders that typically include autism, Asperger syndrome, and
pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified.
Why Do We Share Too Much Online?
Digital communication appears to relax our inhibitions as we share, or
perhaps overshare, personal information. Just ask former N.Y.
Congressman Anthony D. Weiner.
Life As A Mentally Ill Professional
Chaney is a Social Security disability attorney. She is also bipolar.
Hilary says she's proof that, with proper treatment and accommodation
from an employer, an attorney with mental illness can shine brightly. So
too can other professionals. "I feel proud of my profession and lucky
that I have found somewhere to do good while living with a mental
illness," she writes.
Is Coffee The New Cure-All
For Depression and Suicide?
Researchers found a correlation between people who drank more coffee and
a 50% decrease in their risk of death by suicide. But, like with most
studies of this nature that simply follow a cohort of individuals over
time, researchers can’t really tell you which way this correlation goes.
Why Pain is So Lonely
With Chronic Pain) — Although our family, friends, and doctors try to
empathize, pain often is an isolating condition. Tracy Rydzy, MSW, LSW
explains why pain makes us feel lonely, shares how she tries to fight
the loneliness, and asks other chronic pain sufferers to share their own
experiences in combating the seclusion pain sometimes brings.
3 Steps for Befriending Emotional Triggers
(Parenting Tips) — Generally, triggers aren’t things we think about
befriending; instead, we try to avoid them. Triggers bring flashbacks of
the pain and fear we felt during the original trauma. Completely
avoiding triggers is impossible and we might do better to learn how to
respond — rather than react — to them.
Revenge Makes It Fair
(Anger Management) - There is a natural desire for revenge. However,
when seeking revenge, our perception of fairness takes on a bizarre and
Amanda Bynes, Young Women and Mental Illness
(Her Bipolar Life) - The media has made a circus out of actress Amanda
Bynes' psychiatric issues; people condemn and berate her instead of
feeling compassion for a person that is truly lost.
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