Why your therapist can’t be your friend – not even on Facebook

A friend will have an opinion about your life, will have a stake in some of your decisions, will need to count on you when she is down. A therapist is able to be available for you and dozens of other clients at the same time, but she cannot welcome her clients into her personal life. … More Why your therapist can’t be your friend – not even on Facebook

Teenage Peer Pressure: It’s Not What We Thought

A series of studies have demonstrated that adolescents will tend to take more risks when they are with other teens.   The other kids don’t have to be applying pressure of any kind – simply being with other teens makes the adolescent choose riskier behavior. Most of us have observed or experienced this phenomenon, but … More Teenage Peer Pressure: It’s Not What We Thought

Mental Health Awareness Month seeks to reduce stigma

May is Mental Health Awareness month, established in an effort to help reduce the stigma that is so often still attached to the idea of having a mental illness or emotional problem. Too many people avoid getting help because they don’t want to be seen as “weak” or because they don’t want to talk about … More Mental Health Awareness Month seeks to reduce stigma

How do you know when someone is drinking too much?

This post is taken directly from the NIH (National Institutes of Health) website.  You can get more information by visiting the NIH site at http://www.nih.gov/news/health/apr2014/niaaa-07.htm April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about the health and social problems caused by drinking too much. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) encourages the … More How do you know when someone is drinking too much?

How childhood troubles can damage your health

Those who study psychology have long recognized that child abuse and neglect can lead to lifelong emotional problems. Now, scientists also have begun to learn that abuse and neglect of children can also lead to medical illnesses including heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, liver and kidney disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. The “ACE” … More How childhood troubles can damage your health