Dealing With Insomnia
Insomnia is the difficulty in initiating or maintaining sleep. This term is employed ubiquitously to indicate any and all gradations and types of sleep loss. Chronically poor sleep in general leads to decreased feelings of well-being during the day. more >>
Criteria for depression (based upon DSM IV) and developing plans of action to combat depression. more >>
Facts About Insomnia
Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours of sleep a person gets or how long it takes to fall asleep. Individuals vary normally in their need for, and their satisfaction with, sleep. Insomnia may cause problems during the day, such as tiredness, a lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, and irritability. more >>
Feeling suicidal is a serious problem and no one should take it lightly. If you find yourself feeling suicidal I recommend that you seek immediate help. These are some online resources that may help you get up the courage to make the call for help. Above all else — YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Please keep yourself safe. more >>
Mental Health Stigma and the Media
Increasingly the media (news, talk shows, newspaper editors) either out of ignorance or for sensationalism portray people with mental illnesses in a very negative light. The public may not take the time to educate themselves, and end up believing all that they hear, unconsciously making inaccurate correlations. more >>
When things happen as a child, we see them through a child’s eyes, with a child’s understanding of ourselves, events, and the world. As each new similar event occurs we have the opportunity to modify what we originally thought about the person or event. more >>
As abuse survivors and humans one thing we must all eventually face within ourself is the concept of God and the reason for our existence. Each of us face the fundamental question of “Why did God allow this to happen to me?” “Why didn’t God stop my abuser?” Those are just a few of the tough questions that a survivor may struggle with. more >>
A brilliant new guide to understanding the origins of codependence and the path to recovery by a nationally recognized authority on dependency and addiction.
In this fresh new look at codependence, Pia Mellody traces the origins of this illness back to childhood, describing a whole range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Because of these earlier experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships.
Imagine an insomnia treatment that improves sleep in 100 percent of insomniacs, helps 75 percent of insomniacs become normal sleepers, and allows 90 percent of insomniacs to reduce or eliminate their use of sleeping pills. This treatment is safe, natural, and has no side effects except improved mood, higher energy, increased mind/body control, and better health. No, this is not a new miracle drug. It is Dr. Gregg Jacobs’s drug-free program described in Say Good Night to Insomnia.
Telling Is Risky Business: The Experience of Mental Illness Stigma
Individuals with mental illnesses- such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression have a double burden, Otto Wahl writes. Not only must they cope with disabling disorders, but they also must contend with the negative attitudes of the public toward those disorders. To truly understand the full extent of this stigma, we need to hear from the consumers (the term used in this book for people with mental illnesses) themselves. Telling Is Risky Business is the first book to examine what these people have to say about their own experiences of stigma.
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