Category Archives: Community

4 Myths About Self-Esteem

1. Myth: You either have self-esteem or you don’t. Self-esteem can seem so elusive and out of reach that many deem themselves fated to a life of low self worth. They imagine some have the gift of loving themselves through amazing parents, perfect childhoods, or fortunate genetics, and that they have lost the lottery on […]

Is Comparison Really the Thief of Joy?

Hikers on the Appalachian trail have the motto “hike your own hike”– that is, resist the urge to compare how many miles you cover in a day to how far other hikers are traveling. Nevertheless, the urge to make comparisons is strong. Our research has found that more than 10% of daily thoughts involved making […]

For the first time, researchers say Facebook can cause depression

Spending too much time on “social media” sites like Facebook is making people more than just miserable. It may also be making them depressed. A new study conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown — for the first time — a causal link between time spent on social media and depression and […]

Opioid and Heroin Abuse and Addiction Resources

Heroin abuse is an epidemic. It is one of the most addictive illegal drugs, which makes it incredibly difficult for users to quit. With the highest relapse rate for illegal drugs at 78%, heroin users often find they have to return to rehab multiple times. Heroin’s high risk of overdose and relapse has resulted in […]

Effects of Bullying

Bullying is an attempt to undermine and harm someone based on some perceived weakness. It is often systematic and ongoing. Although commonly associated with children, bullying can occur at any age. Members of minority groups are significantly more likely to be bullied in adulthood. A person who experiences mental or emotional health effects as a […]

5 Tips for Family and Friends of an Opiate Addict

This article (from Discovery Place) shares valuable information on dealing with an opiate addict. After working with families and close friends of opiate addicts in the most difficult stage of addiction (4th stage), I’ve noticed one primary characteristic present: negative enabling. Consistent exposure to active addiction has the potential to make the most stable person […]

Caregiver Issues and Stress

Caregiver issues can affect both professional caregivers who are paid to provide care to individuals in their homes or in a health care setting and unpaid individuals who provide care to a loved one, friend, or family member. These issues may include stress, isolation, and fatigue, to name a few. It can be rewarding to […]

How to talk with your teen about “13 Reasons Why”

Credit: Mary Brophy Marcus | CBS News Moms, dads and schools are grappling with how to talk with their kids about the popular new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” the story of a suburban teen who dies by suicide and leaves behind 13 recordings for the people she says were the reasons she killed herself. […]

Holiday Depression & Stress

Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for some people they are anything but. Depression may occur at any time of the year, but the stress and anxiety during the months of November and December may cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of […]

Dealing with Election-Related Stress

Is election stress causing added strain in your relationships? The American Psychological Association (APA) recently published their annual report about stress in America. This year, the report focused specifically on stress associated with our remarkable current presidential election. Facing one of the most adversarial contests in recent history and daily coverage of the presidential election […]