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How to Ask for Help When You’re Depressed

How to Ask for Help When You’re Depressed

Written by on July 6, 2013 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

Asking for help for depression can be difficult, but it’s the best way to move past your helpless, hopeless mood. Here’s how to reach out and get the help you need. How do you know if you’re depressed? If your feelings of lethargy, sadness, isolation, and hopelessness don’t go away. “Grief comes and goes, but […]

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3 Signs You Have a Phobia

3 Signs You Have a Phobia

One out of eight Americans has a phobia or irrational fear of something, but not every fear is a sign of a phobia. Sometimes phobias are irrational and illogical; other times there may be a logical cause of the irrational fear. Many phobias lead to panic attacks, which are extremely frightening for both the person […]

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How to Survive a Situation You Can’t Change

How to Survive a Situation You Can’t Change

A teen wrote me, saying she hates how things are at home but she can’t change her family situation. These tips are for people who need help surviving things they have no control over. Here’s part of what she said: “Sometimes people like me, have to endure the pain and just go through life with […]

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Can You Heal From Anorexia Nervosa? Tayla’s Story

Can You Heal From Anorexia Nervosa? Tayla’s Story

Written by on April 3, 2013 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 4 Comments

Healing from anorexia nervosa is a lifelong process for most people. In this article, Tayla describes her experience with an eating disorder – including how she recovered. At the end of this article are links to articles about how anorexia starts, and how to overcome bulimia. Everyone’s experience is different, and everyone has different methods […]

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How Are You Coping With Infertility? Tips, Ideas, Stories

How Are You Coping With Infertility? Tips, Ideas, Stories

On my article about depression when you can’t get pregnant, a reader asked how to connect with other women coping with infertility. I don’t have an infertility forum, and I didn’t want to start a thread about coping with infertility on my fertility Quips and Tips blog because it’s too pregnancy-related. Readers have complained that […]

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3 Reasons to Stop Begging Him to Come Back

3 Reasons to Stop Begging Him to Come Back

Your partner leaves, and you can’t stop yourself from calling him. Worse, you keep begging him to come back to you and start over…and you hate yourself for it. “I hate to plead but I have, says Girl25 on my article about moving on after your boyfriend leaves you. “I’ve asked for him to recall […]

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Types of Psychological Disorders – From Anxiety to Personality

Types of Psychological Disorders – From Anxiety to Personality

Written by on March 11, 2013 in Psychology Tips with 4 Comments

The DSM-IV lists more than 200 mental disorders or mental illnesses in psychology, grouped under 16 categories. This summary describes the category of mental illness, and offers examples of different types of mental disorders. Anxiety Disorders People diagnosed with anxiety disorders typically struggle with either fear or anxiety as a major symptom. Examples include obsessive-compulsive […]

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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout – 4 Tips for Emotional Health

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout – 4 Tips for Emotional Health

Written by on March 11, 2013 in Emotional Health Tips, Stress Management Tips with 0 Comments

Paid or volunteer caregivers who are depressed, anxious, or exhausted will not be able to take good care of their loved ones. These tips will help you avoid burning out as a caregiver. As the population ages, more family members are providing caregiver help – and not all can afford to hire a paid caregiver. Taking […]

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How to Recover From Being Hurt in an Online Relationship

How to Recover From Being Hurt in an Online Relationship

Written by on March 2, 2013 in Breakup Survival Tips, Happiness Tips with 3 Comments

These tips are inspired by a reader who was lied to and hurt in two online relationships. Recovering from the pain of betrayal by someone you met online isn’t easy, but it’s possible if you learn how to focus your thoughts. And, healing is about embracing your mistakes while preparing for the future. “Never allow […]

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5 Types of Toxic Coworkers – From Bullies to Narcissists

5 Types of Toxic Coworkers – From Bullies to Narcissists

Written by on February 27, 2013 in Personality Traits & Types, Workplace Tips with 2 Comments

Toxic coworkers come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. If you know the type of toxicity you’re dealing with, you’ll be better able to cope with difficult people at work. Spending time with toxic people, such as bullies or narcissists, can lead to emotional numbness, low energy levels, feelings of low self-worth, and even physical […]

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