Aug 21, 2018
Are you looking for ideas how to beat depression? There are many interventions for depression that can help. Don’t let your brain trick you into thinking it will never get better and that you will always feel this bad. This isn’t true! You may not believe me but I see people get better all the time! Instead of staying in bed or giving up, incorporate these treatment tools for depression and start on your path to recovery. The more you use coping strategies for depression the quicker you will feel better.
Aug 13, 2018
Online therapy is a new way to get individual treatment from a professional therapist, It is becoming increasingly popular because it solves the problems many people have with traditional office-based therapy. You don’t have to get to the therapist’s office, you can get help on your schedule, and it is more affordable and private.
Aug 9, 2018
The book “The Body Bears The Burden” by Robert Scaer, M.D. provides an exceptional understanding of trauma and how the body and mind work to preserve our well being.
Aug 9, 2018
· A suicide attempt is made about once every 40 seconds , and a suicide is completed once every 15 minutes . That breaks down to about 2,160 attempts, 96 completions, and 23 attempts per completion in a single day.
· Each suicide intimately affects at least 6 people .
· Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in 2011 .
· The rate of suicide has been steadily increasing since 2000 , and is at its highest rate since 1991 .
· Suicide is the third leading cause of death in the 15-24 age range; the second in the 25-34 range; the fourth in the 35-54 range; and the eighth in the 55-64 range .
· Suicide rates are highest for females aged 45-54 and males aged 75 and older .
· Men are 4 times more likely to die by suicide than women, but women attempt suicide 3 times more often than men .
· Native Americans are most likely to die by suicide, followed by Caucasians .
· 90% of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death, most commonly depression (or bipolar disorder), alcoholism, or both .
· More Americans suffer from depression than coronary heart disease (7 million), cancer (6 million) and AIDS (200,000) combined .
Aug 9, 2018
One of the things I try to be careful about in my work with people and other clinicians is paying attention to the language we use. Language is powerful - it’s loaded with meaning. When we work with people, are we referring to “addicts”, “alcoholics”, “schizophrenics”, or “clean/dirty” both inside and outside of sessions? Why would it matter?