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Mental Health

The Morning After

"There's got to be a morning after 
If we can hold on through the night 
We have a chance to find the sunshine 
Let's keep on looking for the light"  Maureen McGovern 

I remember my college days in the fraternity when I was a lost soul seeking the solace of alcohol every day of the week. I would spend the nights intoxicating my brain, self medicating myself struggling to endure through the intense pain of life. But thank...
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Mental Health

Why?

"What would be the answer to the answer man?" Grateful Dead

Why? I am sure it is a question that every human being has asked in their life time. Why do bad things happen to me? Why in this world is there so much suffering...
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Mental Health

My Window To Dementia

Bipolar- My window to dementia

When I first went to the psychiatric hospital over thirty years ago I was not looking for long term benefits to reap from my mental illness. Instead I was looking for a way to come to terms with the traumatic experience. I was fixated on day to day survival and trying to make some sense of the madness. Little did I know that my...
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Movie Mentoring

When Things We Call Entertainment Start to Get Real

Billed as "top flight entertainment," I soon discovered this film was much too real to permit me a moment's escape from reality. -Image courtesy of Wikipedia

Like most people I know, I love to watch movies.

I also have many friends who, just like me, adore reading.

My subject matter interests are varied, to say the least. From raising goats in your backyard to black holes colliding to the birth of mixed...
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Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Borderline Personality: 7 Powerful Ways Families Can Cope With Traits

What is your first impression when you hear the term Borderline personality disorder (BPD)? For many people, the term is fraught with stigma and negative connotations as a result of years of unhealthy representations and lack of research. But with the advent of continuing research, new clinical findings, and an increase in psycho-education about the disorder, things are looking up in terms of understanding BPD better.

With more knowledge and understanding of how behaviors,...
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Mental Health

Strategy Against Suicide

Suicide is best tomorrow, if you remember that tomorrow never comes. 

I am confident the every single person who suffers from clinical depression has given serious thought to committing suicide. In fact I am confident that almost every human being who has walked on the face of the Earth has thought about ending it all from time to time. You are not alone in the world, there are people who care about you...
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dual diagnosis

Addiction and Sexual Abuse

“We walked into that police station holding the jagged shards of our story, of our childhood, and said, LOOK. THIS HAPPENED. And Officer Paul Smith bore witness. He wrote it down.”

So writes childhood sexual abuse survivor, blogger, speaker, and advocate Laura Parrott Perry in...
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Anger

Addiction and Physical Abuse

October is Bullying Prevention Month, so let’s break the silence surrounding all types of physical abuse. Let’s speak about the negative ramifications of childhood abuse, and talk openly about the repercussions.

Specifically, today we’ll clarify the powerful connection between physical abuse and trauma and addiction....
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