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Women and Mid-Life Depression Triggers: It Can Happen On the Road to Recovery

By Michele Howe

Caught unawares, women may be temporarily blindsided by unforeseen "mid-life triggers" leading to depression. In the course of his practice, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Christopher A. » Read more

Story-Telling for Laughs, for Learning and for Good Mental Health

By Michele Howe

"My story is important not because it is mine...but because if I tell it anything like right, the chances are you will recognize that in many ways it is also yours." Frederick Buechner in Telling Secrets » Read more

Symptoms of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

By JustMommies

What is Autism? Autism is one of the disorders in a group of disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism (also known as classical autism) causes social and developmental impairment in affected children. » Read more

Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

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Motherhood and multi-tasking are more or less synonymous, and this can result in overloading and stress, both at home and at work. But there are easy ways to lighten the stress load for even the busiest moms. Incorporate these simple methods in your day-to-day life to help reduce stress, and soon you’ll be breathing easier inside and out! Stress Reduction at Work and Home » Read more

Our Fears and Worries Can Distort the Reality of the Situation

By Stanley Popovich

At times, our worries and anxieties can overwhelm us. In addition, our worries can distort our perception of what is reality and what is not. Here is a brief list of techniques that you can use to help gain a better perspective on things during your anxious moments. » Read more

Nine Ways to Help Children to Cope With Loss and Grief

By Sally Sacks

The biggest problem children have in coping with their grief is the inattention and lack of awareness adults have in the need to talk about it, express all kinds of feelings around it, and to help children to find a way to compensate for the loss. » Read more

Never Lose Hope in Dealing With Your Fears and Depression

By Stanley Popovich

When your fears and depression have the best of you, it is easy to feel that things will not get any better. This is not true. There is much help available in today’s society and the best way to deal with your fears is to find effective ways to overcome them. As a result, here are some techniques a person can use to help manage their fears and anxieties. » Read more

Depression: How to Help Those Who are Suffering

By Michele Howe

"Experts consult; then move on. Friends and family keep at it." Edward T. Welch in Depression: A Stubborn Darkness » Read more

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

By JustMommies

We all know people who can’t walk by a mirror without checking themselves out. Most of the time, that’s normal behavior. But when someone is obsessively dissatisfied with a real (usually minor) or imagined flaw in his or her appearance, they may be suffering from a mental illness called body dysmorphic disorder (BDD, sometimes also called “imagined ugliness” or “dysmorphophobia”). » Read more

Bipolar Disorder in Children

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While it is considered normal for most children to have mood swings from time to time, some experience severe shifts in mood that are out of their control and exhibit such extreme behavior they are unable to function normally. These children might be suffering from bipolar disorder, which is also sometimes referred to as childhood, pediatric or early onset bipolar disorder or manic-depression. » Read more