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ER Beds for Kids Lacking, But School Programs Can Help Everyone who is a front line clinician in an emergency room (ER) knows the hard reality of the lack of psychiatric services available. Discharging someone from an ER into inpatient mental health treatment is virtually nonexistent for adults. For kids, the situation is usually far … ...
Taraji P. Henson Says Parents’ Honesty Made Her a... Taraji P. Henson is best known these days for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon on the hit series, Empire. She delivers a performance that is often wrought with pain and … ...
If You Are Lonely… It’s extremely difficult for me during this time of the year to not have constant flashbacks to my childhood. I’m triggered by the sounds of the high school football games … ...
5 Reasons to Get Outside Right Now We are often taught that being exposed to the sun in any way is detrimental to your body. From scares of skin cancer to  fear of wrinkles, the sun is … ...
Unloved Daughters and the Burden of Family Secrets When I tell people about my childhood and they remark that it seemed so privileged, I always answer: If only you could have seen behind the castle walls. There are … ...
The Downside of Having Nothing to Hide Soon, we'll all know a lot more about each other's motives, in real time. And it won't be pretty.
How to Handle Observing a Narcissist – 5 Survival Techniques When you know you will be around a narcissist, or observing one in action, what can you do? How can you take care of yourself and grow in the process? Check out these 5 strategies.
Why ADHD isn’t a Good Excuse Oops, I forgot to check the mail at the post office and lost that coupon for the new chips I like. Darn why didn’t I gas up before my early … ...
Today I Love Café Cinnamon Buns Today I love café cinnamon buns that are fresh and sticky. I love that I sometimes make a mess of my keyboard when I work in cafés, but I don’t … ...
This Aspie Needs a Job My new therapist thinks I need a job. She thinks it’d help me relate more to the real world. Work has always been a real problem for me. And I’m … ...
The Couch Potato Problem Understanding how personality can influence lifestyle choices such as sedentary behavior can be useful in encouraging us to be more active.
Behind the Book ‘Your Inner Critic is a Big... I write a lot about inner critics here and in my other pieces for Psych Central, because for most of us—all likely!—the inner critic is especially loud and unreasonable. It … ...
Tips for Successful Online Learning 74% of American schools use technology in the classroom. 1/3rd of American schools issue mobile devices to students as a learning tool. About 5.8 million college students took an online course in fall 2014. Although most of us are technology savvy and able to use … ...
Commitment Committing to a relationship requires whatever it takes to establish a secure base and resolve any problems that threaten the security, safety, and well-being of the relationship.
The Importance of the Goodbye Much has been written and sung of goodbyes. I recently said goodbye to a city and life that I once loved in Chicago. More than 20 years of accumulated life was … ...
Shhh! Let’s Talk About Moderation for Mild Substance Use... Are you worried about your patient’s drinking?  Do he say he is not an alcoholic and AA is not for him? Approximately six percent of the Unites States’ population struggles with a severe alcohol use disorder.  This group and their loved ones will experience devastating … ...
Finding Your Voice Assertiveness is often misunderstood. People might think it means being confrontational or strident; they might assume it’s about having to sound powerful. In truth, assertiveness can come in many different … ...
#217: The ME Generation or Individual Liberty: Splitting the...     The search for self-expression has become a groundswell that shows no signs of stopping. Its proponents have already begun to question traditional organizational structure on many fronts. Its … ...
Brain Pain Part 3 When the connection between the emotional brain and the front of the brain is damaged, people have trouble interpreting or feeling their emotions.
Dire effects of sports head injuries, concussions still a concern As football and soccer become year-round sports, their popularity accounts for more concussions and head injuries. This has parents, athletes and head injury experts sounding the alarm of long-term health concerns for concussed participants.