Beautiful advice from a divorced man after 16 years of marriage
BEAUTIFUL ADVICE FROM A DIVORCED MAN AFTER 16 YEARS OF MARRIAGE Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have had 1) Never stop courting. Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry…
Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness
Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness is still something that needs to be raised. Awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder needs to be raised general...
Why Dating Can Be Difficult When You Have a Mental Illness
"Relationships are complicated. Mental illness can make it that much more complicated."
Tips on making counseling a success story
As I mentioned in the last article, April is Counseling Awareness Month. After being a counselor for more than 10 years and visiting with many people about counseling, I came to the conclusion a long time ago that when people think of counseling, they think of sitting or laying on a couch and talking to someone who constantly asks "how does that make you feel."
How to Identify & Manage Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, A Psychologist’s Perspective
“I thought OCD was just about constantly washing your hands or having to keep your desk tidy all the time.” Daniel sat in the chair across from me in my clinic, talking quietly, looking highly uncomfortable, eyes glancing nervously around the room. “I never knew it could ruin my life like this.” Lots of people experience intrusive thoughts or worries, or find themselves preoccupied with tidiness and wanting things to be “just so”. While it’s common to hear this kind of behavior described…
A Wife’s Guide to (difficult) In-laws » Find a Counselor
You may be quick to blame your in-laws for your marriage problems, but in reality the biggest part of the problem isn't your in-laws, it's your husband's loyalty to them. When a man marries, he is supposed to transfer his loyalty from his parents to his wife. His behavior plays a key role in how well you get along with his parents. The goal of this book is to help you gain your husband's loyalty If you are in need of hope and…
Gambling Addiction: Facts and Treatment
When a new casino opened nearby, the local news broadcasts were full of the opening day celebration. There were tours of the awesome new buildings. There was enthusiastic talk about the projected tax revenues that would come into the city. There were stories about how many new jobs had been created. There were positive projections about increased tourism to the area and the positive impact that would have on businesses. All this is probably true, or at least partly true. But there is…
School Assignments Difficult for Adopted Kids and Tips for Teachers
These seven classroom activities have caused distress for adopted kids, adoptive families, and the teachers that made the assignments. Four tips for teachers for integrating adoption into the classroom successfully are also included.
Mental Disorder and Substance Abuse: Counseling Tips for a Difficult Clinical Combination
lthough co-occurring disorders have only been recognized in recent years, they are pervasive. It is estimated that 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53...
Tips for Motivating an Addicted Loved One to Seek Treatment
Need help knowing how to motivate your addicted loved one to seek treatment? Here are some tips for having a productive, compassionate conversation.
Demi Lovato Shares What Got Her Through Hard Days of Treatment
What care for the criminally insane can teach us about mental health treatment
In the midst of a harrowing psychotic episode in summer 2009, Annie broke into her ex-husband's house and used a hammer and scissors to lay waste to plates, knickknacks, clothing, "and honestly, I don't know what else."
Why mental health treatment is not an easy solution to violence
In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies, a frequent refrain is: Why don't we get those dangerous people off the streets? And, just as frequently, people suggest that mental health treatment is the answer.
What is the effectiveness of Yoga in Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders?
Yoga therapy can be an effective form of treatment for eating disorders. Learn more about how to integrate this therapy in outpatient treatment.
Guide to Residential Mental Health and Addiction Assessment and Treatment
Guide to Residential Mental Health & Addiction Assessment & Treatment If you or a loved one is suffering from mental illness or addiction, contact us for information on our residential programs for adults and adolescents One in four individuals are living with a mental illness, according to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings 1 conducted by the Substance Abuse and…
Rosecrance, Insight present adolescent treatment session Sept. 20 in Oak Park
Rosecrance and Insight Behavioral Health Centers present “Treating Adolescents in Context: The Impact of Culture and Family” on Friday, Sept. 20, in Oak Park When working with troubled adolescents, understanding the impact of the systems surrounding them is critical. This session highlights the clinical use of family when treating anxiety and the cultural factors impacting the treatment of substance abuse. Practitioners who see teens with multiple…
Survey Explores Reasons Why US Physicians With Mental Health Disorders May Not Seek Treatment
In “Health & Science,” the Washington Post (1/7, Morris) reported, “A survey of 2,000 US physicians” published in the November-December issue of General Hospital Psychiatry “found that roughly …
Substance Abuse And Mental Disorders Often Go Hand-In-Hand. What's The Status Of Good Treatment?
Image Source via Getty Images 180 By Jeanene Swanson Statistics don’t lie: co-occurring mental disorders and addiction - also called dual diagnosis - go hand in hand. In fact, according to several long-standing epidemiological studies, 50% of general psychiatric patients also have a substance use disorder. That's a harrowing 8.9 million adults, with only 7.4% of individuals receiving treatment for both conditions, this according to The…
How to Talk to Your Children About Difficult Topics
Although it may not always be easy, it is now more important than ever for parents to talk with their children about difficult subjects. Learn five guidelines to help.