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10 Signs of Psychopathy and Sociopathy

What comes to mind when you hear the terms psy-cho-pathy or soci-o-pathy? Do you think murderer, lying, or manipulation? If so, you are correct. Psychoathy and sociopathy are different terms to describe a set of different characteristics and motivators of the individual displaying symptoms. Thankfully, most of society does not meet criteria for these disorders. However, about 1% of the general population displays symptoms and about 25% of the male jail population displays symptoms...
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7 Things Psychiatric Hospitals Cannot Do

What do you expect from a psychiatric hospital? Before you (or someone you know) goes, what are you expecting to happen?

Last week I discussed suicide and the challenges often faced for sufferers or those who are connected to the sufferer. But this week I will engage us in exploring the topic of hospitalization, which is often something that occurs for those who are having suicidal thoughts.

For people who have experience with...
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17 Truths About Suicide I’ve Learned With Experience

Golden Gate Bridge

On average, every 2 weeks, someone jumps from San Fransisco's 4, 200 foot long Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge is considered to be the "prime location" for carrying out a suicide. Why? Because the bridge not only sits high up above the waters and is 4, 200 feet long, but is also known to have "assisted" in the suicide of at least 3,000 or more people, according to...
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7 Relational Challenges Of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) seems to be one of the most challenging disorders for mental health professionals. One reason is because individuals with BPD struggle with maintaining healthy, equal, and emotionally stable relationships. Relational challenges don't just happen with family members, friends, or loved ones. Relational challenges happen in the client-therapist, student-teacher, or employee-employer relationship. In fact, research suggests that almost all relationships are challenged (in some way) by the disorder.

This article will discuss...
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