Tag Archives: coping skills

How to set “Happiness” Goals for a Life of Joy

  We all set some kinds of goals, resolutions, wishes or dream projects in life at some point.  But are they really goals you love, or a list of “I have to do this whether I like it or not” types of goals? The art and science is in how you develop them for yourself [...]

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Study Shows Sleep Therapy as an Aid for Depression

A new study shows that curing insomnia in people with depression could double their chance of a full recovery. The study shows that using Cognitive Behavioral Insomnia sleep therapy rather than drugs is very effective in treating depression. Depression affects 18 million Americans each year and more than half of these people are reported to [...]

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A New Study Shows That Teens’ Mental Disorders are Often Left Untreated in U.S.

According to an article in HealthDay News, less than half of American teens with mental health disorders receive treatment.  Those that do get help rarely see a mental health specialists. The findings demonstrate a need for better health services for teens, said study author E. Jane Costello who is an associate director at the Duke [...]

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The Healing Power of Yoga

Today’s guest blogger makes further suggestions about having a healthy mind, body and life through yoga and exercise as important elements in recovery from co-occurring mental health and substance and alcohol abuse.  More and more data proves that it really does make a difference!  Enjoy!   In the absence of violent criminal behavior, effective treatment for addiction [...]

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How Your Recovery Can Bloom and Grow

We’d like to welcome  Cathy Taughinbaugh, a Life and Recovery Coach and Founder of Treatment Talk, as our new guest blogger.  We’ve been following her great work and know our readers will benefit from her experience with her own family and others in guiding people through recovery.   Sometimes it’s necessary to reteach a thing its [...]

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Anatomy Of A Panic Attack

GUEST POST – A Psych Student Has A Panic Attack By Justin Matheson Just last year, I finally got around to taking a full course in abnormal psychology. I’m working towards an academic career in psychiatry, so it seems like a good idea, right? I remember when we covered panic disorder thinking, “Huh, that sounds [...]

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Our Newest Guest Blogger on Anxiety, Social Phobias and Panic Disorders: Justin Matheson

Please welcome our newest guest blogger Justin Matheson.  His honest stories about his struggles with anxiety, social phobia and panic disorder and the ways he has overcome them caught our attention.  He is now studying to be a professor of psychiatry in college.  We have a complete Bio at the end of this post. We warmly [...]

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8 Easy Ways To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Work for Real Inner Happiness

  Yes, it’s that time of year again all over the world:  many of us are doing our New Year’s promises to ourselves on how we will change, be better, live, lose, love you name it. On our radio show one of our favorite guests we’ve had on in the past, Dr. William Arroyo from the Los [...]

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Francisco deals with anger and aggression in CARE program

Before: Francisco*, a 9 year old male came to CARE last year with a history of physical violence against family  and peers. Francisco would tantrum daily for several hours at once. The slightest change in plans would mean a mental meltdown. His mother had called the police on him several times for physically hitting and [...]

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Cindy’s life changes after enrolling in the “Whatever it Takes” program

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 I remember as a teen I would either sleep too much or talk and move around too much. My mom would always tell me to slow down and calm down. She always suspected that I had some kind of a mental illness, but I always refused to believe it [...]

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