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Kerry Washington Just Summed Up What We're All Thinking About Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living

First Lady Michelle Obama and actresses Kerry Washington and Sarah Jessica Parker are here to drop some knowledge on Hollywood and the rest of the wor...

Are You Difficult To Get To Know? Three Ways to Tell

Scott Gornto | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

It's human nature to protect ourselves from pain. A small child only has to learn once not to touch a hot stove. Likewise, our animal brains quickly learn what experiences--and what people--to distance ourselves from so we don't get burned again.

Pearl The Therapy Llama Visits Hospital Patients, Brightens Their Days

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.03.2015 | Good News

An unlikely visitor made a stop at a Germantown, Tennessee, hospital to cheer up some patients. This past Tuesday, patients at Methodist Le Bonheu...

Divorce Confidential: Divorce and Reconciliation. Yes, It Happens!

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

My heart swells with joy when clients give their marriage a second chance. What does reconciliation look like from a legal perspective? Here are some things to consider before you reconcile with your ex.

Schools ENACT Positive Change With Drama Therapy

Isa Freeling | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Isa Freeling

Trained extensively in the ENACT method, actors create a "safe container" for students, many of whom are recruited for the program because of behavioral or truancy issues that are threatening to derail their academic careers.

Why Nice People Make Better Lovers

David Briggs | Posted 05.31.2015 | Science
David Briggs

Good teeth. A sense of humor. Physically attractive. Can be trusted. Dresses well. Easy to talk to. These are some of the common features men and women say they look for in a partner. But new research is suggesting another overlooked quality may be a key to lasting relationships: humility.

Every Monday, Two Psychologists Dish Out Free Therapy To Those Who Can't Afford To Pay

HuffPost Spain | Elena Santos | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

It all started with a WhatsApp message. Six months ago, in September 2014, the psychologist Jorge Fresco sent a text to one of his patients remindi...

What Your Girlfriends Won't Tell You About Grief and Divorce

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 05.24.2015 | Divorce
Beth Cone Kramer

If you've taken Psych 101, you'll probably remember Elizabeth Kübler-Ross's Five Stages of Loss, which we tend to associate with the death of someone close. Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance.

5 Ways to Keep Your Stress From Becoming Your Kids' Stress

Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D.

Stress used to be the domain of older teens aiming for highly ranked colleges. But these days, even the youngest children in my psychology practice are complaining about trouble falling asleep, stomachaches, fears of making mistakes or doing badly on tests.

Man Marries Diabetes in Downtown New York City

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Photo credit Michael Dote. The invitation read "Marry the Beast," and more than 100 people were in attendance. The marriage was actually a commitmen...

Do Our Illnesses Define Us?

Risa Sugarman | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

For now, depression is still a part of who I am. I am not ashamed of this and while I do not welcome it, I cannot pretend that it is not there. Maybe the phrase should be adjusted for meaning. Instead of, I am not my illness, perhaps it should be, there is more to me than my illness.

Reframing the Past

Dr. Gloria Brame | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Gloria Brame

Because writing memoirs is so emotional, because it dredges up the past not only its raw, naked sliminess but also through a colder lens, it reminds me of what some clients go through in therapy.

5 Ways To Heal After Your Partner Has An Affair

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Working through an affair is tough. It takes tremendous energy and vulnerability on both sides. If your marriage has taken a back seat, it may have died a slow death.

Veterans Finding a New Outlook Outdoors

Ben Klasky | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Ben Klasky

The path forward for returning veterans can be bolstered by treatment, therapy, and medication; but is also too often marked by addiction and suicide. Ultimately, Brandon would find his footing in the same place that his relentless sense of adventure took him as a boy growing up outside Cleveland - the outdoors.

5 Ways Being An Adult Beats Being A Teen

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Those years between 13 and 18 certainly weren't easy, were they? It's amazing that we got through them. Some of us got through them relatively unscathed, while others are still self-conscious about the very issues that we got teased about back then

Divorce Confidential: Using Mental Health Professionals In Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.20.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

The goal in enlisting mental health professionals in your divorce is to help you move forward. Remember, there is no shame in asking for help, especially if it will get you to a better place emotionally and spiritually.

The Dream of the Perfect Marriage

Mark Matousek | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Matousek

When you've been down the aisle and really bombed, it's hard to believe you'll ever have a happy marriage. When you've put on the tux, chosen the rings, picked out the invites, the flowers, the music, written the vows, made up the guest list, said, "I do," then wound up in the marital shitter.

How to Get Free Therapy From Your Friends

Jill Dahl | Posted 04.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill Dahl

We all have untold stories. Stories that our closest friends know bits and pieces of, but there never seems to be enough time or space to finish tell...

How Freeing Our Relationships From Labels Frees Ourselves

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When illness becomes the strongest presence in a relationship, it changes everything. It forces both parties to grieve expectations of what society tells us is normal, which only reinforces the pressure we already feel just trying to recover.

How Bono and U2 Can Save Us From Despair: Hint, "It's a Beautiful Day"

Margaret Hession | Posted 04.15.2015 | Divorce
Margaret Hession

Joseph Campbell, the American mythologist, writer and lecturer said, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Food and Dreams: How Eating Habits Can Impact Sleep and Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

If you want good night's sleep, maybe you should think twice about that big glass of milk before bedtime. Or that bowl of ice cream, or the cold slic...

For Couples Who Hate Valentine's Day... Do This to Give the Best Gift Ever

Susan Kraus | Posted 04.11.2015 | Fifty
Susan Kraus

Think of it as a "State of Our Union" conversation, in which you address the state of your union. From habits to behaviors, attitudes to aspirations, this is your opportunity to focus on how to love each other better.

A Modern Manual For Happiness

Emily Ballard | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Emily Ballard

Feeling uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing life wrong, and investigating your discomfort won't kill you. It'll do quite the opposite, actually -- it'll let you fully live.

Here's Why You Should NEVER Start a Support Group!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

After they left, I was exhausted, but stayed awake all night tossing and turning. I toyed with starting another support group for women with insomnia. But when would we meet?

8 Brutally Honest Lessons I Learned About Love From My Therapist

YourTango | Posted 03.28.2015 | Divorce

If you've never sat on a stranger's couch with a box of tissues in your lap, bawling your eyes out as a kind-eyed man smiles without judgment or criticism, then you don't know what you're missing.