A variety of non-therapeutic details may enhance a course of therapy. While it's true that very successful therapy can and does occur in "clinical-looking" spaces, therapists tend to put their own personal aesthetic stamp on their treatment spaces. (I myself keep my office very...
These kids were bullying others. Here's some video of their parents' responses. Are their responses crass, creative or criminal? Let us know what you think in the comment section.
Happy childhood memories linked to better adult health. Don't spank--you'll harm your child's future mental health. These studies and more show that a having a happy childhood confers benefits including better physical and mental health, more lifetime achievement, and better relationships on adult children. Conversely, unhappiness in childhood seems to lead to many more problems (both in anecdote and research.) Unhappy childhood equals: more addiction, more mental health issues, more physical health problems, and so on. But for many people, childhood was a mixed bag
Reader DayCat1 asked: How does narcissism affect relationships? A thoughtful new video by Dr. Todd Grande offers a clinically informed view on the "trail of destruction" found in the relationships of people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He explores the defense mechanisms which people with NPD exhibit which lead to fractured relationships. He also explains why people with NPD may be motivated to
In our post I'm Not Envious, Am I? we discussed insights into the feelings of jealousy and envy, and how to tell if this was part of your personality make-up. We know that feeling jealous or envious can lead to feelings of anxiety, worthlessness, and even acts of verbal or physical abuse. And it's not just the person feeling jealous whose psyche is damaged--it's the person who is the object of jealousy and envy, too. Jealousy and envy are dangerous. They can even lead to serious harm. "Just Jealous"
It's a personal decision--and sometimes a fraught one--but whether or not you get a flu shot should be addressed, especially if you are coping with a mental illness or addiction. The flu can be vicious. Last year, 80,000 Americans died from flu (and related complications.)
It's happened to me when buying shirts and shoes, and it happens in the supermarket, too. Maybe it's happened to you at a restaurant, buying bath towels, or while deciding on life-insurance. Whatever the decision to be made, businesses offer a variety of choices because consumers do want options.