Whether you lost a loved one to sickness, tragedy , divorce or even a significant break-up, loss is a trauma. Losses can create identity challenges, lifestyle changes, financial problems and even have social implications. // After 20 years of counseling...
7 Tips to Manage Your Weight When Taking Psychiatric Medication
Weight gain is one of the main reasons that people diagnosed with depression and other mood disorders stop taking their medication. Some people gain as much as seven percent of their body weight -- or more -- from psychiatric meds. In a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that was published in July 2006 in the Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers reported that nearly one in four cases of obesity is associated with a mood or anxiety disorder. But following a strict treatment plan that involves meds doesn’t have to mean shopping for a larger pants size. There are effective ways to manage your weight on psychiatric meds. Here are some strategies that you might find helpful: 1. Control Food Portions Skip the diet. Just limit your portions. Restaurants today…
What To Do During Summer Months?
Keeping typical children busy during the summer is a difficult task. Doing the same with a special needs child or a child affected by autism is even more difficult and daunting! Much needs to be considered and reviewed to meet the child’s unique needs, capabilities, and interests, all while keeping them busy and pushing them towards their goals Parents should address the following What services are needed to maintain and develop skills? Does your child regress without some sort of intervention or activity? What activities does your child enjoy that will also help reach his/her current IEP (Individualized Education Program) goals? What is the right combination of seasonal activities and therapy hours to help your child…
Learn How to be Your Own Intuitive/Psychic Class
It can be challenging to develop your Intuitive/Psychic abilities when you don't know what to do. Having worked and developed my own intuitive psychic skills for over 35 years I know that I can help you increase your intuition and psychic self. I have been teaching people privately for many years and now I'm offering this as a group class. In this private group class I will teach you techniques to increase your intuitive/psychic self so that you can better your life. This class is NOT about learning Tarot cards or how to give psychic readings, but to increase your personal intuition What Will I Learn? How to Increase Your Personal Energy Fields You will be able to contact your angels and guides for spiritual advice Learn to protect yourself from being spiritual…
Tips on making counseling a success story
As I mentioned in the last article, April is Counseling Awareness Month. After being a counselor for more than 10 years and visiting with many people about counseling, I came to the conclusion a long time ago that when people think of counseling, they think of sitting or laying on a couch and talking to someone who constantly asks "how does that make you feel."
How a Psychic Medium Reads the Signs from Spirit
Rebecca Rosen writes about a detailed encounter with a spirit in order to help demonstrate how we all can see the signs just like she does as a medium!
Why Dating Can Be Difficult When You Have a Mental Illness
"Relationships are complicated. Mental illness can make it that much more complicated."
Read the bill: GOP proposal for replacing Obamacare
This is House Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. They released the proposal Monday. It would roll back Obamacare's extensive system for providing health insurance to millions of Americans, eliminate in 2020 the federal aid that has allowed 31 states to expand their Medicaid programs to millions of previously uninsured poor people, and restructure the tax subsidies that help Americans who don’t get coverage through an employer to buy health plans.
What Is Emotional Health And How Does It Relate To Mental Illness?
The term "mental health" is, more often than not, used within the context of discussing mental illness rather than mental wellness . Wit...
How what you eat may affect mental health
A new field of study called nutritional psychiatry looks at how diet can impact conditions like depression