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  • Whether you're an adult or still a child, being the kid of an alcoholic really sucks because you try so hard to pretend like everything's normal, when it REALLY isn't.

    Children of Alcoholics Have Really Great Masks

    Children of Alcoholics Have Really Great Masks

    by Chris St-Jean0

  • Like any drug, alcohol is dangerous to the abuser's body, brain, and nervous system. In order to repair the damage, it is important to understand the effects of alcohol abuse.

    How to Reverse Damage From Alcohol Abuse

    How to Reverse Damage From Alcohol Abuse

    by Roxanne Lewis44

  • Dealing with a narcissist is an irritating and draining experience. Living with one is even worse. In this article, I share what I've learned about how to avoid falling prey to a narcissist.

    How to Outsmart a Narcissist

    How to Outsmart a Narcissist

    by Jennifer McLeod106

  • Do you know someone who you suspect to be a sociopath? Or do you wonder if you yourself may be a sociopath? Review the common symptoms below and put your speculation to rest!

    Symptoms of a Sociopath

    Symptoms of a Sociopath

    by Simone Haruko Smith54

  • Mental illness permeates all areas of our world. With an estimated 1/4 of Americans suffering from a diagnosed mental illness, it's no surprise that Hip-Hop artists have been touched as well.

    It's Dark and Hell Is Hot: Mental Illness in Hip-Hop

    It's Dark and Hell Is Hot: Mental Illness in Hip-Hop

    by Camille Harris0

  • Surprisingly, there isn't one bit of evidence or research for the popular idea that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance. The pharmaceutical companies makes lots of money out of it, though.

    Depression: Not Caused by a Chemical Imbalance

    Depression: Not Caused by a Chemical Imbalance

    by Tessa Schlesinger7

  • Hoarding is often a taboo subject. Hoarders tend to hide their behavior. In addition to affecting their quality of life, hoarding also has a deleterious affect on their loved ones. Familial relationships become strained or non-existent, furthering the isolation and attachment to things vs people.

    Hoarding: What the Clutter Is Really Hiding

    Hoarding: What the Clutter Is Really Hiding

    by Michelle Mollohan1

  • Death is an inevitable part of life, but if you're suffering from necrophobia, the fear of death may feel overwhelming. In this article, we'll talk about some practical ways to overcome necrophobia.

    Ways to Overcome Necrophobia

    Ways to Overcome Necrophobia

    by Greg Weber7

  • I have written a 12-step programs for depression. These are the things that helped me get well and enjoy life again. They are not easy steps to take, but the rewards are amazing.

    Depression:  Living Without It

    Depression: Living Without It

    by Sue Pratt8

  • Are narcissists mentally ill? How does this affect the perception of their behavior? Read on to find out.

    Are Narcissists Mentally Ill?

    Are Narcissists Mentally Ill?

    by The Little Shaman1

  • Anger is an extremely powerful emotion that at times can be life changing, either through single massive instances of anger or the smaller inconveniences and conflicts of day to day life.  Since anger can be so potent, knowing how people manage and...

    Anger Personality Types: Their Categories and Implications

    Anger Personality Types: Their Categories and Implications

    by Falsor Wing4

  • How do you shut a narcissist down in an argument? How do you prevent arguments from happening in the first place? Read on to find out.

    How to Shut the Narcissist Down

    How to Shut the Narcissist Down

    by The Little Shaman3

  • Find out how to cope with stress more effectively by knowing what kind of stress you're experiencing!

    The Four Types of Stress

    The Four Types of Stress

    by JohnMello42

  • Many find addiction recovery within a well hiked path, others find it on the road less traveled. Yet some will find recovery where no one has traveled before. The differences are many, but no path is superior to the other.

    There Is No GPS on the Pathway to Addiction Recovery

    There Is No GPS on the Pathway to Addiction Recovery

    by Lesa Densmore0

  • Bed bug related anxiety, paranoia, and stress can be difficult to deal with. Learn how to cope with the stress with the stress of having bed bugs. Understand how bed bugs cause stress and anxiety in both yourself and your children.

    How Chronic Bed Bug Paranoia Makes You Feel

    How Chronic Bed Bug Paranoia Makes You Feel

    by Melody Trent6

  • I spent half my life suffering with panic disorder. Although I haven’t had a panic attack in years, I remember them all too well. This article discusses the techniques that worked for me.

    The Best Way to Stop Panic Attacks

    The Best Way to Stop Panic Attacks

    by meloncauli20

  • To be a good caregiver for a patient with dementia, the person needs energy, determination, courage, and understanding. However, they also need insight, self-motivation, and enormous amount of self-care. A carer who doesn't care enough for themselves will emotionally and physically burn themselves out.

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Assessment

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Assessment

    by Mohan Kumar28

  • This article is about what is referred as the silent treatment—when a person intentionally refuses to talk to another person—and its effects on those individuals and relationships.

    The Silent Treatment and Its Effects

    The Silent Treatment and Its Effects

    by Ezria Copper0

  • Everyone knows that cigarette smoke is bad for you, but what do cigarettes actually do? How does it cause cancer and what inside it makes it bad for you?

    Cigarette Smoking Facts

    Cigarette Smoking Facts

    by Angela Michelle Schultz9

  • This is a question I get asked a lot when I am asked to talk about my experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder. As you can see from the article below, this is my personal experience of it.

    What Is OCD?

    What Is OCD?

    by John Brotherton5

  • The disease of alcoholism is baffling (actually, it's cunning, baffling and powerful). To the outside observer, the drinker's self-destructive behavior makes no sense. To the drinker him/herself, it doesn't make much sense, either. Perhaps as...

    You Might Be Alcoholic: Warning Signs

    You Might Be Alcoholic: Warning Signs

    by Susan Reid96

  • This article explores some of the reasons behind addictions to nicotine, food, and alcohol, as well as the potential to overcome and recover from their control.

    The Struggles of Overcoming Addictions

    The Struggles of Overcoming Addictions

    by Colleen Swan15

  • Maybe you've heard the term Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP, and wondered what it means, and whether it applies to you. There's a lot more to being an HSP than just getting your feelings hurt easily.

    The Highly Sensitive Person: An Introduction

    The Highly Sensitive Person: An Introduction

    by Peter Messerschmidt53

  • This article explains why depression must be understood as more than a social stigma. People should know it as a true medical illness far more serious than we may think.

    The Health Implications of Depression

    The Health Implications of Depression

    by Michelle Tram1

  • This article is about how the media portrays mental illness. Over time, portrayals of mental illness have become more realistic, but there is room for more improvement.

    Mental Illness and the Media

    Mental Illness and the Media

    by Ezria Copper0

  • Gambling addiction is often misunderstood and plagued with misconceptions. This article is an informative must-read for anyone trying to understand gambling addiction, the "Silent Killer."

    Understanding Gambling Addiction

    Understanding Gambling Addiction

    by Lesa Densmore0

  • Bipolar disorder affects millions every day. The caretakers, family, and loved ones don't know what to do. Here are some tips on how to understand and help.

    How to Deal With Someone Who Is Bipolar

    How to Deal With Someone Who Is Bipolar

    by fortunerep169

  • Trypophobia is a phobia of holes placed close together, which causes the mind to create disturbing scenarios. It is also an internet sensation for photoshop lovers and special-effect experts alike.

    What Is Trypophobia?

    What Is Trypophobia?

    by social thoughts8

  • My personal story struggling with trypophobia and an explanation of what may cause it...without the triggering, anxiety-inducing images that usually accompany trypophobia articles.

    Trypophobia

    Trypophobia

    by Charlotte Doyle0

  • Could you recognize someone with narcissistic personality disorder? Is your co-worker, family member or lover a narcissist? Learn how to spot the telltale signs of narcissism, before it's too late!

    9 Warning Signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    9 Warning Signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    by C L Grant0

  • Existential depression might be best described as a kind of depression that is not necessarily associated with the various kinds of clinical depressions typical of mental health disorders.

    Existential Depression: A Perspective

    Existential Depression: A Perspective

    by William E Krill Jr3

  • Coffee and tea are adored worldwide, and provide many people with daily energy and motivation. However, regular caffeine consumption has a darker side and can result in severe addiction and depression. This article tackles the problem of drinking caffeine when you are bipolar- or mania-prone.

    If Coffee Makes You "Happy", You Should Quit It!

    If Coffee Makes You "Happy", You Should Quit It!

    by Lucy3

  • Workaholics' lives are out of balance because they spend most of their time working, or thinking about work. This work focus could affect their physical and emotional health and relationships.

    Workaholism: Challenges and Steps to Recovery

    Workaholism: Challenges and Steps to Recovery

    by Yvette Stupart PhD17

  • This article is about the "moral injury" that many veterans experience, which may lead to or be accompanied by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    Veterans and Moral Injury

    Veterans and Moral Injury

    by Ezria Copper0

  • Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is known as the fear of being negatively evaluated in social settings. It is a restricting ailment that can cause impairment to one's social and professional functions.

    What Is Really Causing Your Social Anxiety?

    What Is Really Causing Your Social Anxiety?

    by Kristina0

  • In cutting-edge research, an American neuroscientist is trying to understand the brain function of the serial killer.

    Inside a Psychopath’s Brain

    Inside a Psychopath’s Brain

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • For a long time, methadone detox/maintenance coupled with Narcotics Anonymous meetings was the only way to treat drug abuse long-term on an outpatient basis. A discussion of suboxone and subutex.

    Drug Addiction Treatment:  Suboxone & Subutex

    Drug Addiction Treatment: Suboxone & Subutex

    by becauseilive232

  • Sociopaths can be very charming, which makes them hard to spot. Even the smartest among us can be duped by a sociopath.

    How to Recognize a Sociopath

    How to Recognize a Sociopath

    by sociopath-free258

  • Mental illness is getting more attention in the media, but it is still poorly understood by many. Misconceptions and assumptions can be harmful, but with knowledge comes the power to be a better ally.

    How to Be a Better Mental Health Ally

    How to Be a Better Mental Health Ally

    by Katy Preen1

  • Depression is an ugly, black monster. It can turn the nicest people into unbearable beings. A depressed mother is difficult because we want to be the best for our kids—but sometimes we just can't.

    The Ugly Truth About Being a Mother With Depression

    The Ugly Truth About Being a Mother With Depression

    by Nancy Fisher2

  • Are emotions really "positive" or "negative"? What are some healthy ways to express emotions? This article provides answers to these questions.

    Emotions Are So Overrated

    Emotions Are So Overrated

    by Jules Ker1

  • With TV shows like Hoarders putting the national spotlight on hoarding, much has been learned about this debilitating disorder. But is hoarding more than just an anxiety disorder?

    Are Hoarders Actually Narcissists?

    Are Hoarders Actually Narcissists?

    by The Little Shaman18

  • Learn to control your fears. The good news is that phobias are easy to cure! The treatment is amazing. Learning to keep yourself calm in the face of your irrational fears is so empowering. Self-relaxation is helpful in so many other ways too.

    Fear of Bananas, Strange Phobias, and How to Cure Them

    Fear of Bananas, Strange Phobias, and How to Cure Them

    by Lela17

  • What does it mean if a narcissist is self-aware? How does this impact your relationship? Read on to find out.

    Can Narcissists Be Self-Aware?

    Can Narcissists Be Self-Aware?

    by The Little Shaman0

  • Porn addiction is a serious condition that involves the excessive consumption of pornographic media. Learn about what causes this addiction and how it can affect the patient's life.

    The Causes and Effects of Porn Addiction

    The Causes and Effects of Porn Addiction

    by Lee Stevenson0

  • The American Society of Addiction Medicine reports a nationwide increase in opiate addiction and overdoses. Is addiction a disease or a choice? Some would argue that it is a "disease of choice."

    Addiction Is a Disease of Choice

    Addiction Is a Disease of Choice

    by Timothy R Berman1

  • A wide range of distressing experiences such as physical injury, illness, death, and natural disasters could cause trauma. But while your life might never the same again, you can recover.

    12 Steps to Recover From Traumatic Experiences

    12 Steps to Recover From Traumatic Experiences

    by Yvette Stupart PhD9

  • Discusses imaging techniques determining causal factors of addiction, as well as a study showing that signs of cravings are apparent for days, and possibly even weeks or months, after death.

    How Addiction Hijacks Our Brain Even After Death

    How Addiction Hijacks Our Brain Even After Death

    by Natalie Frank5

  • How do you know if you're depressed? What's the difference between depression and just being down in the dumps about something? Take the quiz below to test yourself, and also have a look at the symptoms below—though nothing beats seeing a professional for diagnosis and help, this guide might help you make an initial analysis.

    Am I Depressed Quiz—How to Tell If You're Depressed

    Am I Depressed Quiz—How to Tell If You're Depressed

    by Simone Haruko Smith45

  • There can be many different causes of social anxiety disorder: biological, environmental, unpleasant life experiences, current life stresses, and difficulties coping with different life stages.

    What Causes Social Anxiety Disorder - Why Me?

    What Causes Social Anxiety Disorder - Why Me?

    by Kawai3

  • When you have an alcoholic in your life who is trying to stay sober, the holidays can be a real minefield of potential disasters.

    Dry Christmases Are Possible

    Dry Christmases Are Possible

    by Chris St-Jean0

  • We all experience disappointments in life, but not all of us have an extreme reaction to it. This is my story of a devastating reaction to a life experience and how I dealt with it.

    Extreme Reaction to Disappointment

    Extreme Reaction to Disappointment

    by Louise Elcross1

  • Gambling addiction is one of the hardest problems to stop. It can be an all-consuming behavior that can result in some very bad consequences. Here are ten ways to stop gambling forever.

    Twelve Ways to Stop Gambling Addiction Forever

    Twelve Ways to Stop Gambling Addiction Forever

    by Michelle Tee909

  • Although you may have the best intentions and mean well, enabling an addict actually contributes to their addiction. Learn the warning signs of enabling behavior and how to break the toxic cycle.

    How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict

    How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict

    by Sharon Smith106

  • Depression is not just a feeling of sadness; it can affect people in many other ways, as well. Here are some ways you can combat depression alongside more clinical treatments.

    Positive Steps to Help Deal With Depression

    Positive Steps to Help Deal With Depression

    by Mark Morton1

  • This is something I shared with very few people when my children were younger. It is a look into what what it feels like to live with a mental disability.

    The Dark World of Mental Illness

    The Dark World of Mental Illness

    by Mistyck Moon3

  • Structural Family Therapy (SFT) is an approach that focuses on the family structure, its interactions, and its hierarchy—in order to influence change in individuals and the entire family.

    A Guide to Structural Family Therapy

    A Guide to Structural Family Therapy

    by Yvette Stupart PhD27

  • People who are close to someone with anxiety may feel helpless when they watch friends or family members suffer. Learn 5 practical tips for helping someone with anxiety right now.

    How to Help Someone With Anxiety Right Now

    How to Help Someone With Anxiety Right Now

    by Kawai3

  • This article discusses and reviews several books on the topic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) - a disorder that does not get nearly enough attention.

    What Is Narcissism?  Top Three Book Picks

    What Is Narcissism? Top Three Book Picks

    by Wendy Golden22

  • EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprogramming) therapy is useful in treating many anxiety and panic disorders. Learn how to self-administer this therapy anytime and anyplace.

    How to Self-Administer EMDR Therapy

    How to Self-Administer EMDR Therapy

    by Audrey Kirchner20

  • Regardless of who you are, where you are, or what you do, everyone falls victim to a bummer day from time to time. Here are seven methods to turn the frown upside down.

    7 Ways to Tackle a Bummer Day

    7 Ways to Tackle a Bummer Day

    by Allie Brito1

  • How to recognize covert narcissistic (emotional and mental) abuse and stealth psychological manipulation perpetrated by narcissists.

    How To Recognize Narcissistic Abuse

    How To Recognize Narcissistic Abuse

    by Marc Hubs64

  • The psychological roots of anxiety and practical tips for managing it. When you understand the psychology of anxiety, you will be better equipped to manage its physical symptoms.

    How to Control Anxiety - An Expert's Guide

    How to Control Anxiety - An Expert's Guide

    by Nordy37

  • Rumination is a rare eating disorder that is often confused with bulimia or gastro-esophageal reflux disorder. This is my dear friend's story.

    How to Cure Rumination Syndrome

    How to Cure Rumination Syndrome

    by HappySacrum18

  • The stigma surrounding methadone as treatment for opiate addiction is strong. This article seeks to dispel some of the myths related to MMT, which I successfully used to conquer my heroin addiction.

    5 Myths About Methadone Treatment

    5 Myths About Methadone Treatment

    by becauseilive264

  • The day I tried to end my life was a Monday. The moment after I swallowed the pills, however, I realised that I did not really want to die. I just wanted the sadness and pain to go away.

    The Day I Tried to End My Life

    The Day I Tried to End My Life

    by Get Back Up1

  • It's an age-old question: does the narcissist miss you when you leave? It's not so much that they miss you but what you do for them. Learn about how narcissists understand their relationships.

    Do Narcissists Miss You When You're Gone?

    Do Narcissists Miss You When You're Gone?

    by The Little Shaman0

  • Warning signs are those symptoms and behaviors that occur before a mental health crisis event. Each person has a unique set of symptoms. Know your signs and what to do if you experience them.

    43 Mental Health Warning Signs to Recognize

    43 Mental Health Warning Signs to Recognize

    by Blake Flannery12

  • Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that is not well understood by scientist. Let's take a look at our current understanding of this complex illness.

    What We Know So Far About Schizophrenia

    What We Know So Far About Schizophrenia

    by Simon Lam2

  • When we are abused, we want the abuser to take responsibility for what they've done and be held accountable for their actions. Is this possible with narcissists? Read on to find out.

    Narcissists Cannot Take Responsibility

    Narcissists Cannot Take Responsibility

    by The Little Shaman0

  • Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that can be treated with medication and therapy. I've personally experienced this condition, and this article is meant to share my knowledge. And how I have learned to cope with symptoms and mood swings.

    The Lowdown on Bipolar Disorder

    The Lowdown on Bipolar Disorder

    by Boo McCourt39

  • Many people believe that narcissists don't have feelings, but is this really true? Read on to find out.

    Do Narcissists Have Feelings?

    Do Narcissists Have Feelings?

    by The Little Shaman0

  • You often hear about mental illnesses such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, or bipolar disorder. But what do you know about schizoaffective disorder? Is it common? What is daily life like for people who have it? Here, we give you all the facts about schizoaffective disorder.

    What Is Schizoaffective Disorder and How to Cope With It

    What Is Schizoaffective Disorder and How to Cope With It

    by Michele2

  • Why is it important to communicate about mental health? Why do many people tend to avoid the subject? Tips for how to have a conversation about mental health.

    How and Why to Talk About Mental Health

    How and Why to Talk About Mental Health

    by Ezria Copper0

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