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Bullying vs. Teasing Among Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Is the difference that teasing can be concealed and described as harmless whereas bullying is clearly harmful?

Force

Amanda Magee | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Amanda Magee

When a moment comes that knocks the wind out of you, no matter how badly it hurts, you have to get back up. You have to find a way to believe again.

Julian St. John: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Robert David Jaffee

Artist Julian St. John has been knocked around by schizophrenia, homelessness and addiction, but he is still standing and is ready to impress the art world at the Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach.

The Sad Socrates Effect at Harvard

Wyatt Troia | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Wyatt Troia

What converts our pressure-induced stress into chronic depression and suicidal thoughts? High intelligence may be the culprit.

Colleges Can Do More to Help Students With Mental Health

Kim Siarkowski Amer | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Kim Siarkowski Amer

How can we better assist students facing mental health problems in colleges the United States?

13,000 More Names to the List

Matthew Hoh | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The true measure of our society and the mark of who we are, not just as compassionate citizens but as responsible decision makers, is how we will choose to honor and remember those young men and women who have returned from overseas wars of our choosing broken, changed and sick.

3 Questions Every Post 50 Woman Should Ask Their Doctor

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

When people show up for a business meeting, they have the points they want to make at the ready. When they take their car to a mechanic, they come wit...

Eating Disorders Are Tough, But We're Tougher

Alison Malmon | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Alison Malmon

Thirty million Americans will struggle with some type of eating disorder during their lifetime, and a large percentage of them will begin to experience these complex mental and physical illnesses during young adulthood. Yet, we rarely talk about them in a serious way.

Humans Are Unique Animals Because Evolution Gave Us Angst

Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Science
Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D.

Philosophers and scientists have long debated whether there is something unique about Homo sapiens that sets us apart from all of the other animals. It's not a question of whether we should feel like special humans - it's a question of whether in some way we are actually special animals.

Telling My Grandmother's Stories

Rachel Joyce | Posted 04.19.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Joyce

I told her what a pleasure it has been to be her granddaughter, and that our relationship is not over, it's just on pause.

Move Your Body to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Nichola Petts | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

Even if you've never worked out before, you would be amazed at how quickly your body can adapt and grow stronger when you get moving. If there's one thing I've learned through this process, it's that you should never underestimate your own strength.

Where Do We Find Peace and Freedom? An Interview With Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Tara Brach embodies and emphasizes that beneath the turbulence of our minds and hearts is a loving awareness that as we learn to tap into over and again can reveal a source of resiliency, peace and genuine happiness.

Why Me? The Question With No Answers

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I always felt, from day one of being diagnosed with cancer, that asking "Why me?" was a dangerous road to go down. Although it is an obvious question, it is a question, for many young adults like me, with no answer.

Fire Up or Fire Your Psychotherapist

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Have you been seeing a psychotherapist for six months or more? If so, ask your most trusted, candid and in-your-corner friends, partners, family or coworkers what changes they have noticed regarding your attitude, communication and ability to handle stress.

DSM-5: Science or Dogma? Even Some Establishment Psychiatrists Embarrassed by Newest Diagnostic Bible

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

The DSM-5 (the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be released by the APA in spring 2013.

'How I Got Through The Winter Blues'

Nathan Blansett | Posted 04.13.2013 | Teen
Nathan Blansett

Sometimes we're afraid to admit that we're sad, that we're anxious, that we can't do it all. Sometimes it's hard to admit that we just want to go home and crawl into bed, put a Taylor Swift record on, and shut our eyes.

5 Yoga Poses To Beat The Blues

Intent | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Intent

Yoga's unique mind-body approach is being used more and more to reduce stress in cases of PTSD, treat depression, and to enhance overall well-being. The following three studies provide some insight into the benefits of yoga for depression and anxiety.

The Best Way To Celebrate Valentine's Day Post-Split

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Divorce
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Try this on Valentine's Day: Deliberately and defiantly stay home and have a wonderful evening for one.

How To Handle Your Menopause Blues

Stephanie Bender | Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Not all mood changes in midlife need to disquiet us. We can also feel grateful that the uncertainty and insecurity we may have felt as younger women now gives way to a more reflective and discerning way of regarding the world, and a certain sageness in viewing ourselves.

Unemployment Is Bad for Your Health

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

Unemployment is not simply a minor inconvenience or a passing phase. Recognizing unemployment as a health factor -- both for mental and physical health -- and providing the services to help people cope can have long-lasting preventative effects.

Seaside Fog and Fiber-Optics: How Light Shapes Your Thoughts

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.07.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

I'd moved into a place near the beach in the hope of enjoying some world-famous California weather -- but every day, until the sun burned away the fog around lunchtime, the only weather I saw was the thick mist that blanketed my porch.

The Lonely World Of Inferility

David Vienna | Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents
David Vienna

Aside from essentially mourning a death or two each year, coping with infertility was -- and is -- a lonely, lonely place.

Depression Is Still a Mystery -- We Need a New Model

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The magazine ScienceNews begins a recent article on depression with a blanket judgment: "A massive effort to uncover genes involved in depression has largely failed." A general reader would probably not feel the shock waves that spread from this assessment.

The Harmful Effects Of Loneliness

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Loneliness weakens the immune system, increases sensitivity to physical pain, and creates depression and fatigue. Moreover, it can generate inflammation throughout the body, leading to a range of health risks.

Why We Need To Talk About My Brother

Rachel Hollis | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
Rachel Hollis

"If he had cancer or heart disease I feel like I could talk about it with other people and find support. But I'm terrified to say anything, I don't want them to think this is all he's ever been... he used to be so much more."