Tag Archives: family

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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Happy “May is Mental Health Month” Everyone!

We have had the honor of meeting and working with some of the most talented and brilliant minds in medicine, science, entertainment, therapy and simply inspirational stories over the last 3 years of doing our Radio Show. The candid and emotional stories of our guests continue to inspire us! Some of them from top actors, [...]

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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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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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“Have a Coke and a Smile” or “Drink a Coke down… and then Frown”?

Remember the old slogan:  “Have a Coke and a Smile”?  Well, a report came out on Tuesday, January 9th, 2013 that drinking sweet drinks, both with sugar and sugar substitutes has shown to increase depression by as much as 30 to 38%. Full disclosure, our household can often be found with Coca-Cola products, especially Diet [...]

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Los Angeles County: Helping teen moms find their way

By Dr. Marv Southard Los Angeles Department of Mental Health   Two-year old Brandon wasn’t born when voters passed the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in 2004.  But it was young people like Brandon that State Senator Darrell Steinberg had in mind when he spearheaded the groundbreaking initiative known as Proposition 63. On Wednesday Senator [...]

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Working to prevent suicide in Humboldt County

Talking about suicide is taboo to some members of society, but the Public Health Branch of the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services is working to end any stigma and help community members learn to cope with suicidal people. Kris Huschle, a Public Health Branch health education specialist, has been educating county residents [...]

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A Story About a Homeless Woman that Brought Tears to Her Eyes

“I have a lot of stories but one success involves a young lady I assisted at Behavioral Health Services.  When we met her, she was homeless.  We helped her get into treatment for drug abuse. When she graduated, we helped her with developing a program.  The first thing her wellness partner suggested was WRAP. She [...]

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