Archive for May, 2011

Celebrity Personality Disorder: The Insubstantial Self

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

When the self is defined largely by others and the attention one garners from others, as is the case with many of today’s celebrities, than the sense of self is fragile. Sometimes it becomes only possible for the celebrity to feel he/she has an actual “self” in the presence of others.


Five Ways Parents Can Fight Facebook Depression

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The number one rule for parents when it comes to social media is: Protect your children (and teens). Here are five solutions.


Prayer and Our Health

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

More people are praying about their health. Are you one of them? Take the poll.


Constant Trauma, Abuse Of Mentally Ill In War Torn Somalia

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The multiple, sustained traumas of an ongoing civil-war, torture, rape, drought, and famine contribute to mental illness in Somalia. Treatment is primitive and in most cases consists of restraining the mentally ill in chains.


Drinking Or Drugging? 10 Reasons To Tell Your Therapist The Truth

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

It doesn’t matter how brilliant you are. If you are drinking or using drugs your therapist needs to know.


America The Addicted

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Is it something in the water? The weather? Or the culture? A new study by the SAMHSA shows that substance abuse/addiction (or at least rates of those who enter treatment) has regional variations.


Seven Rules Of Mindful Eating For Health & Weight Loss

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Why do we characterize sloppy, ravenous eating in animal terms? Though we are animal and nature lovers, we have to admit that animals generally don’t eat mindfully. They eat according to instinct and desire. Humans on the other hand, have the ability (if they want to) to eat mindfully.


Mental Illness, Families, and Children: Is This Funny?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Nikol Hasler makes politically incorrect videos. FUNNY politically incorrect videos. Including this one about mental illness in families. I nervously showed it to a friend whose son has a mental illness. She assured me that she hasn’t laughed this much since her son was diagnosed.


Angry On 9/11? Maybe Not!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Were Americans angry on 9/11 right after the terror attacks? If we had to guess, we’d say, no. Virtually everyone we know was sad, frightened, terrorized, worried, grief-stricken, concerned, or shocked. Then we had heard about a study which said that, overwhelmingly, Americans were angry that day. Now, a new study exposes a suprising flaw in computerized analysis methods that made an error that distorted the original conclusion those researchers drew.


Childhood Obesity, Junk Food, TV: Who’s Responsible?

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Who’s to blame for childhood obesity? Parents? Government? Junk-food Manufacturers?


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