In the hours following the aftermath of the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, Liza Long took to her anonymous blog to pen a heartfelt and powerful response to the incident. Long is a mother of four children, one of whom suffers from mental illness.
Michael Paterson had been married for three weeks when his armoured Land Rover was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in West Belfast. It tore off the young policeman's arms and killed the vehicle's driver. Veronica and her daughter, Ruth, were listening to music when they crashed into a car that had flipped over in front of theirs. Ruth died two days later. Gill Hicks was standing in a Tube train in London when it was blown up on 7/7. She lost her legs and watched 26 people die.
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One of the founders of a theory that has been called the most significant development in psychological thinking since Freud will speak in Duluth on Tuesday. Judith Jordan, an author and educator who directs the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at Wellesley Centers for Women near Boston, will speak...
In an effort to prepare our kids for the dog-eat-dog, competitive world before them, we fill their days with activity. Schedule them from dawn to dusk to maximize their potential. So they can learn. And grow. But I fear that in our quest to help them...
Clinical depression among teenagers is moving from the shadows into the spotlight. Teens who suffer from depression struggle to talk openly about it, but now cell phone applications are providing a new tool to help them recognize and seek help for it, and theater is providing a stage for them to share their stories with others. Whether either of these unique approaches can help the statistics – about one in five teenagers suffer from depression by the time they reach adulthood, and suicide is t
by Mona M. Delahooke, PhD. Healthy child development can come with behavioral challenges. Learn why parent and teacher assumptions are often wrong and why you should look below the surface of behavior.
Several years ago, a college student asked me for feedback about an essay she’d written. I usually enjoy helping young writers, but this request made me very uncomfortable. In the essay, the student detailed her long struggle with depression, including several hospitalizations and suicide attempts. She mentioned in the last paragraph that sometimes she still wished she were dead.
Our culture has become one of compulsive overworking. Although this habit “get things done” – the tendency to push themselves further and harder often, over time, comes at a steep cost. Recent research, however, shows that there is a far more constructive and sustainable way to increase productivity, insight and well-being! Most “successful” people – whether they are start-up founders in Silicon Valley, university students, wealthy entrepreneurs, politicians, medical professionals, corporate law
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