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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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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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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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Help for Depressed Teenagers

Help for Depressed Teenagers

Written by on January 30, 2013 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

If you’re a teen struggling with depressed feelings, you need to know two things: 1) you’re not alone; and 2) depression is a treatable health issue. These tips for depressed teens will help you find ways to cope. Teenagers don’t always realize that depression can often be easily and effectively treated. Feelings of helplessness and […]

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When Your Mom Has an Eating Disorder

When Your Mom Has an Eating Disorder

Written by on January 30, 2013 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

When you think of eating disorders such as bulima or anorexia nervosa, do you think of your mother? If you do, you’re not alone. Here’s why moms struggle with eating disorders, and what you can do to help. Perfectionism is common trait of women with eating disorders, and mothers aren’t immune! Exploring the causes, signs, […]

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How to Include Your Dog in Counseling Sessions – Tips for Therapists

How to Include Your Dog in Counseling Sessions – Tips for Therapists

Written by on January 7, 2013 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 1 Comment

My long-term career goal is to include my dog in my counseling sessions with clients. If you’re a therapist who wants to use your dog in couseling, you’ll find my research helpful! Counseling can be greatly enhanced with pet therapy dogs; these animals are known to improve the therapist-client relationship by encouraging a strong social […]

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How I Survived an Attempted Rape in My Bedroom in the Middle of the Night

How I Survived an Attempted Rape in My Bedroom in the Middle of the Night

Written by on November 29, 2012 in Emotional Health Tips, Inspirational Tips, Resilience with 12 Comments

A guy broke into my apartment in the middle of the night and tried to rape me. Even now – years later – those words choke me up. How did I survive without getting raped? I’ve been writing and blogging for almost a decade, but I’ve never written about how I survived the attempted rape. […]

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How to Overcome Your Fear of What People Think

How to Overcome Your Fear of What People Think

Written by on November 28, 2012 in Emotional Health Tips, Identity & Life Tips, Resilience with 4 Comments

Do you sometimes feel paralyzed because of what people will think about your appearance, performance, opinions, and choices? These tips for overcoming fear of what people think are from life coach Arianna Merritt, M.Ed. “For years, I kept my mouth shut as I was too shy to speak up,” she says. “While I wasn’t afraid of […]

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