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Mental Health

Defining Self

If you could choose only one word to define yourself, what would it be? 

I would refuse to answer such a question. I am a complex human being with multiple facets of my being. However in my past, when I was in the midst of my most difficult time of my mental illness, that I would have a ready answer in my mouth. That would be "I'm crazy". Please don't do...
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Coping Strategies

Spooked Out Parents – 3 Tips to Lighten Up

With today's festive all-hallows-eve celebrations, parents of teens need to lighten up.

Scary?

Of course teens will get themselves into trouble tonight. They have to. They are actually given permission to dress up and test the boundaries on this night.  In order to learn how to control themselves, they test the waters.  The teen brain doesn't know the difference until it knows.

You just have to be clear that,

Goofing around is innocent, while bullying is...
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Mental Health

How My Religion Hurt My Mental Health

Faith without deeds is death- Don't tempt the Lord thy God!!

This post is a warning to those who have a deep Christian faith as I do. I don't want you to make the same mistake that I did, twice! Whether you listen or not is up to you, all I can do is sound the warning.

Let me begin by saying that I have a deep Christian faith. I am both a preacher and teacher of the...
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ADHD Symptoms

Lack of Quality Sleep Could Trigger Suicide


Researchers have established a connection between lack of sleep and depression. Now, there is growing evidence that sleep deprivation can trigger suicide.

Stanford University of Medicine studied 14,000 senior adults  over a period of ten years. The results of this long-term study drew a troubling conclusion regarding suicide rates among the elderly population.

Published in JAMA Psychiatry, the findings of the study suggest that seniors who have difficulty getting proper sleep were...
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