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Addictions

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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Diagnosis

How Do You Know if You Need Therapy?

Recently I told someone I thought they could benefit from therapy, because they were having a series of issues in their life.  I was surprised when I heard the response 'But I don't have a mental illness.'  It shouldn't surprise me, as a big part of my life's work is rebranding depression and the associated stigma, but still for some reason the comment left me with my jaw to the floor and...
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Children

How To Convince a Child to Meditate

Readers respond quite frequently to my blogs: 'if only I could convince my 10 year old to do meditate.'  It may be majorly challenging to get children to practice, but if we can get them to sit for hours in front of video games, brush their teeth regularly, or study for exams, I do believe it's possible.

There are three things a parent must first be willing to give in order to start...
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ADHD

ADHD, PMS and Women: Mastering Monthly Hormones When You Have ADHD

I haven't read studies, but I have to believe that women with ADHD have a much harder time coping with PMS than those without it.  I have always had depression, but my life was mixed with alcohol which makes things a lot less clear, as it is always changing your brain chemistry.

When I quit drinking completely at 33, and started living a more aware life sitting through any type of feeling, I...
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ADHD

The Downside of the ADHD Mind

I've been talking about the upside a lot - and I think it's important for friends, family and coworkers to all realize there is a MAJOR upside.  There is also something that I think a lot of people would benefit from understanding, in terms of the downside.  And if people did, they could save a LOT of painful, ultimately pointless conversations and conflicts.

Just as the ADHD mind has the ability to...
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