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Is Suicide Ever a Rational Choice?

My prior post on this site, “Why Older Gay Men Are Attempting Suicide at a Higher Rate,” received a lot of attention. Because of that, Dr. Patricia Salber, the editor of the site, asked...
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How OCD Impacts Your Relationships and What You Can Do About It

OCD can have serious effects on your relationships and your mental health. Here are some tips to prevent OCD from controlling your life.
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Why Mental Health Education in Schools is So Important?

Many mental health issues begin during the school years, so it is logical that mental health education should be a part of the curriculum.
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Positive Psychiatry: What Is It and Why We Need It

Traditional psychiatry aims to restore people to their usual function. Positive Psychiatry hopes to help people move to a higher level of functioning.
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The Crisis of Under-treatment of Severe Substance Abuse Disorder

Here are some of the reasons why it is so difficult for those who suffer mental health and/or severe substance use disorder to access appropriate treatment. 
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How Little White Lies Can Lead to Great Big Ones

Studies show lies increase with repetition but only when the participant benefited. Self-interest is the thing that pushes people down that slippery slope.
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How Virtual Reality is Improving Care for Mental Health Disorders

The use of virtual reality in mental health care is growing. It offers new ways to approach both diagnosis and treatment of certain disorders.
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Can Journaling Improve Your Mental Health?

Journaling can help you alleviate mental health issues like anxiety and stress, improve your cognitive and emotional power, and explore your full potential.
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4 Mental Health Challenges College Students May Face

College is a stressful time of life with a change of home, new people, demanding tasks, fear of failure & other factors that can lead to mental health issues in students.
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An Election Day Reminder: Vote Like Your Life Depends On It

Politicians are fanning the dark side in America giving rise to entrenched divisions. But pulling away to our corners while insulting, demonizing, and dehumanizing people who look or think differently is a formula for national disaster.
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What You Need to Know About Eating Disorder NOS

Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) doesn't meet criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder but is common & has serious consequences.
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Want to Be Happier? Think with Your Senses, Feel with Your Mind

By noticing what you sense organically, you can expand your brain and focus your mind. Sensual thinking is being in step with timing, purpose, and love. It's a good choice!

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