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A Poem -- Holidazed

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 11.25.2015 | Arts
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Too often we forget that the holidays season isn't always filled with joy. Weaved throughout the celebrations, goodwill and giving are stories of sadness, exclusion and despair. Keeping these things in mind, here are some words.

One Can Help Many

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

Every November we acknowledge the special services our nation's 43 million family caregivers contribute to their loved ones and our country. Family ...

An Open Letter to My Depression: 4 Ways I Defeat You Every Day

Liv Raimonde | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

You may always be a part of my life. I will give you that. But you will never define me. You do not make me who I am. I will have good days and I will have bad days but that is okay, because no matter what I will wake up every day and value the beauty of life that you shielded from my view for so long.

'Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi': The Story of a Family in a Web of Lies Following Boston Marathon Bombings

Brian Kil | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Kil

The chaotic confusion around the misidentification of Sunil Tripathi as a potential suspect led to what's now become a phenomenon that the power of social media has among journalists.

The Important Thing Hospitals Have Pledged To Do For New Moms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents

A new initiative in New York City hospitals shines a light on an issue that many women face after giving birth: postpartum depression. First Lady Of ...

Why I Never Recommend Weight Loss Surgery to My Clients

Naomi Teeter | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Naomi Teeter

There's no shame in having weight loss surgery if you deeply feel it's the right choice for you. None of us ought to feel ashamed of our personal ch...

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Seasonal Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.22.2015 | Healthy Living

For some, the winter is hardly "the most wonderful time of the year." Seasonal affective disorder is a condition that affects nearly 10 million Americ...

Rough Day for Your Teen? Give Him a Smooth Finish with Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When you understand his mind, then quite naturally solutions will emerge. You don't really know the overarching problem yet. The grades are just the behavior that is sending a message. It is your job to decipher that message. That's using Parental Intelligence.

'I'm Fine' and Other Lies Depression Will Tell You

Elizabeth Anderson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Anderson

Depression has taken too many lives because of the shame it's masked itself in. The most brilliant people can so easily harbor this secret and that's when depression wins. Don't let it. Speak up. If you had cancer you would tell someone. Depression is a disease, don't let it claim your life or the life you are meant to live.

15 Things I Did at 35 to Be Unstoppable at 40

Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Beyond just the financial, I live an abundant, healthy life I love to look at -- and love to live. Is life perfect? Definitely not. But it is beautiful. And it was hard won.

5 Myths About Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

I eventually pulled myself out of the burnout spiral and made it my mission to study the illness that almost took me down. As I lecture and train busy professionals in the skills that help build stress resilience and prevent burnout, I hear certain myths about burnout repeatedly. These five myths about burnout need to be busted.

Why We Can't Afford To Ignore 'Stage 1' Psychosis

Chantel Garrett | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Chantel Garrett

Twenty years later, a lot has changed for the nine million Americans like my brother who are living with serious brain health challenges, but not nearly enough.

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?

Do We Need Neuroscience to Teach Us What We Already Know?

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

Is there anything one can read these days that isn't about neuroscience? Could there be anything left to scan in the MRI tube? Those parts of life tha...

8 Tips To Help Heal From Depression

Megan Bruneau | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.

'The Rock' Opens Up About His Battle With Depression

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.18.2015 | OWN

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Ozzy, Tipper and Judas Priest: The 1980s Was a Crazy Train, Maybe I Should've Taken the Local

Joshua Braff | Posted 11.17.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Braff

Gosh, Tipper. Can't you just leave us alone? I began to wonder if this political hurricane could hurt the music, send the industry reeling. But how? Like Ozzy said, "You can't kill Rock No Roll. It's Here to Stay." Right?

This Is the Best Thing You Can Do for a Happy Life

Jodi Aman | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Aman

Being flexible is the most important thing that you can do for your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health.

When Mom's Depressed, What Happens To The Kids?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Mothers who experience depression and other forms of mental illness can't help what's happening to them, and surely they're suffering. The mentally ill often aren't capable of seeing the impact of their illness on others, so all-consuming it often is.

Hurting Girl - A Music Video About Shame & Suicide

Mythic Bridge | Posted 11.13.2015 | Teen
Mythic Bridge

Mythic Bridge participant-turned-mentor, Alexis Ariel Plaza, debuts her new video about bullying, adolescence, and the power of self-worth. "We're ...

Sowing #SeedsofHope for Mental Health

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Last week, Flawless had the pleasure of attending NAMI-NYC's annual Seeds of Hope Gala, one of our favorite benefits held every year honoring important work in mental health advocacy.

1 In 5 NYC Residents Have A Mental Health Problem

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

At least one in five adult New Yorkers suffer from depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts or other psychological disorders every year, accord...

10 Ways To Show Love To Someone With Depression

Kelley Baker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelley Baker

Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.

9 Sneaky Causes Of Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

For some people, sub-zero temperatures aren't the only difficult side effect of winter. Approximately 10 million Americans also experience seasonal af...

So You Think You're Happy?

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheridan Kesselman

What exactly is happiness? A feeling? A state of mind? A level of accomplishment? You probably can't answer that, and there's a good reason why. Happiness is a very individual thing -- it's different for each of us.