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How to Stop Anxiety

…to work with the very stress and pain that are causing you to suffer.” So how can we learn to work with our stress and stop our anxiety? Here are some key steps we can take: 1. Try mindfulness meditation – Ample research has shown that meditation helps manage anxiety, depression and pain. Mindfulness allows us to become more aware of our thoughts and how our body responds to these thoughts without getting caught up in distress. By focusing on our…

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The Deadly Recession: Dangers of a Down Economy

…severe form can lead violent acts toward the self or others. Understanding the warning signs behind suicide and violence can help us save lives. With today’s uncertain economic climate, there has never been a better time to educate ourselves on these important issues. Common behaviors that can indicate violence risk: 1. History of violent behavior 2. Substance abuse 3. Aggressiveness toward others 4. Work performance issues 5. Tendency to hold gru…

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Treating Suicide – A Cognitive Behavioral Approach: An Interview with Dr. David Rudd

…d begins by describing the developmental pathways to suicidal behavior and the suicidal mode. He addresses the role of dissociation in suicide and the destructive thoughts underlying suicidal behavior. Drawing upon his years of experience in the field of suicidology, Dr. Rudd discusses the treatment of suicidal patients. He places emphasis on the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and defines the essential qualities a therapist should h…

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Addiction: The Causes of Abuse and Dependence And How to Break the Cycle

…nd deadly, why does it happen? What can we understand about addiction that can help us make a difference, and go beyond despair and sadness to offer a more healing response? Fortunately, the understanding around addiction has started to address the role of trauma, emotions, and relationships in a way that is leading to more effective approaches for treatment centers and therapists, and a new mindset for many others who want to help. With a better…

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Falling Out of Love

…e, we should consider three things: Why am I falling out of love? What are the signs that I’ve fallen out of love? Is it possible/worthwhile to reconnect with my feelings and fall back in love? Why Are You Falling Out of Love? As I said, one of the most challenging mysteries we encounter in life is where all those feelings go when we fall out of love. There are many reasons relationships change for the worse, but what’s perhaps most valuable to co…

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Commitment Issues: Why Some People Have Them and Others Don’t

…. The attachment styles they developed early in their lives play a part in how they participate in relationships. Struggling with relationship commitment can be a sign of insecure attachment. Through no fault of their own, both Adam and Sophia have insecure attachment styles. Secure and Insecure Attachment Attachment Theory, as first coined by British psychologist, John Bowlby, “states that a strong emotional and physical attachment to at least on…

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Bullying and Beyond: How to Stop Violent Behavior

…ence, raising our awareness and learning how to deal with violent behavior can help prevent and reduce violent acts. The first step in preventing violence is to learn the warning signs that indicate whether someone is likely to become violent. These warning signs often include a history of early aggressive behavior, such as enjoying hurting animals, expressions of violence in drawings and writings, as well as physical fighting with siblings and pe…

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Teen Suicide Prevention: Counselors and Mental Health Professionals

…in treatment with a mental health professional at the time of their death. The suicide of a client has been called an “occupational hazard” for mental health providers and yet many of them do not feel they receive adequate training in the assessment treatment and management of suicidal clients. (Link to Glendon suicide page for resources) Training Opportunities for Mental Health Professionals: Online: Something to Lose: An Interview with Lisa Fire…

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Learn the CPR of Suicide Prevention

…CPR of Suicide Prevention” here See a full list of upcoming Webinars with Dr. Lisa Firestone, here * All Webinars are provided by The Glendon Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and enhancing mental health. To support this Webinar series, you can make a donation to The Glendon Association by clicking here Recommended Books   Recommended Films   VISIT: PsychAlive’s Suicide Prevention Advice The Glendon Association’s Sui…

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Memorial Day: An Opportunity to Reach Out to Veterans

…t services. Friends and family are the people on the ground who can notice the signs and identify that the person needs help and encourage them to get it.” Jan mentioned to me that calls at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are continuing to increase, partly due to the Lifeline’s recent publicity and their community awareness campaign, but also because more soldiers are coming home. A growing population of vets, many who have spent years at…

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