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Happy Mental Health Blogging Day! Please Join Us in the Global Mental Health Movement

It is so amazing how organizations are popping up all over the world helping us join forces to tackle mental health diseases.  I was privileged enough to speak in Athens, Greece a few years ago about iFred's rebranding depression work, and learned from countries around the world just how important it is we work together to solve our greatest challenges.

I've just recently been asked to join their advisory board, and continue...
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The Cure for Addiction: Being Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

I have been addicted to just about everything, and have quit these addictions because of one primary reason; I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Granted, I found tools that worked and helped me along the way, but the thing that stopped the addiction wasn't AA, a patch, advice from friends and family, or a divorce.  It was something inside me; a true exhaustion from the up and...
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ADHD and PTSD: Finding Peace Among the Nightmares

I don't know how to say it any other way.  I've been fortunate enough to have gotten treatment throughout my life while continuing to develop coping skills, yet it's the reality of my situation.  Some days I wake up sobbing, a feeling so intense from the nightmare that I feel I can't breathe and I can't quite imagine how I will make it through the day.

The PTSD was easy to diagnose, and it happened early on so thankfully...
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Brilliant Consumer Solution to Growing Texting and Driving Issue

My post the other day on texting and driving brought many responses, both good and bad.  One of them, however, blew me away.

The individual's ability to recognize the problem from both sides of the spectrum, acknowledge the challenges that each group faces on a regular day, and taking all of it into consideration allowed them to provide an innovative solution.

Often times, extreme views happen because we don't understand another person's perspective, and...
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Texting, ADHD, Kids and Driving: A Killing Combination and Proposed Solution

I've written recently about the issues that those with ADHD have with texting, including myself, and have been reading some startling statistics about texting and driving that must be shared.

As those with ADHD have increased distractibility, I think it's especially important that us ADHDers know this startling statistic and take serious note; Research shows that texting and driving can actually be worse than drinking and driving, and laws banning texting is doing...
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Sex and ADHD; A Blessing or a Curse?

Does ADHD effect your sex life?  Have you ever even thought about it?  I didn't, until recently reading that it can have both positive and negative influences on your overall sexual experience.

So the question it than raised for me is "Is ADHD a blessing or a curse for your sex life?"  It is such a complicated issue, perhaps it is both a blessing AND a curse?  I'm interested in hearing all of...
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Seriously? NO Negative Self-talk Rule for Myself?

I'm writing today as a reminder to both myself and everyone else in the world that we are all a work in progress.  Beating ourselves up does absolutely NO good, in fact it usually makes things quite worse.  It is quite easy for me to say that to others, but so infrequent that I take time to remind myself.

I had a pretty severe therapy session yesterday.  I mean, I was...
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