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Preventing Suicide, One Step at a Time

Rae Abileah | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rae Abileah

For years I've been a "Bring Our Troops Home" banner waving leftist, attending anti-war marches and rallies more often than I ate ice cream. Now that our troops are actually coming home from Iraq, many are killing themselves. Why?

Is Antidepressant Therapy the Perfect Storm for Weight Gain?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

There is no mystery as to the cause of the antidepressant-associated weight gain. There are two reasons: overeating and under-exercising.

Capitalism Without Bankruptcy is Like Catholicism Without Hell

Mitch Feierstein | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business
Mitch Feierstein

Capitalism is simple. You let winners win. You let losers lose. You regulate the whole show to the minimum degree realistically necessary to protect workers, consumers and citizens. Those simple rules have been forgotten.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Bud Clayman on OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie

Dan Persons | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

You could say that a documentary with the title OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie is maybe biting off more than it could chew, but no more so than the filmmaker who found himself coping with all those afflictions.

How I Gained (And Lost!) 50% Of My Body Weight ... In One Year

Leslie Goldman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Driven by a yearning to empathize with his overweight and obese clients, Australian trainer and underwear model PJ James pledged to pack on 50 percent of his body weight, maintain it and then shed it, all within 2009.

Catherine Pearson

Depression Treatment: Just A Phone Call Away? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living

People with depression may not need to physically go see a doctor to get effective treatment. A new study suggests that patients who participate ...

12 Mental Tricks To Get Out Of That Rut

Health | Amanda Gardner | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Gardner Medication can help depression. But a type of therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—which focuses on changi...

The TBI Alliance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Joe Peyronnin

At an annual fundraising gala Tuesday night in New York City, the MHA-NYC will launch the Traumatic Brain Injury and Emotional Wellness Alliance, an advocacy group that will raise awareness of the mental health impact of traumatic brain injury.

Should You Watch HBO's Girls with Your Teens?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.03.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This is not a show for the faint of heart. It is a show, though, for those who are ready to address what is very likely happening in their young adult kids' lives, whether they like it or not.

Why I'm Totally Over Traditional Wedding Vows

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.03.2012 | Weddings
Barbara Greenberg

I believe that our traditional wedding vows may be not serving us well at this point in time when we are all filling multiple sets of shoes and have so many competing demands.

Why I'm Glad May is Over

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

In small ways, my friend and I had always been nurturing towards each other. I believe that this is something that motherless daughters sense about each other.

Does Anyone Ever Take Responsiblity for Anything Now?

Mitch Feierstein | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business
Mitch Feierstein

Transparency? Accountability? Responsibility? That's for little people. Consequences? Forget it: If you're rich, there are none. We live in Leona Helmsley's world now, and it's not a good place to be.

Baby Boomer Bathing Suits and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The suits from last summer seem to hit all the wrong places. Does anyone else have this problem?

How We Can Make Each Other Feel Like Rock Stars

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Who, I would like to know, can resist wanting to feel appreciated and adored in an authentic way?

America's Vacation Deficit Disorder

William D. Chalmers | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

We need an intervention to help us break the destructive treadmill-like cycle we are in of denial and continued harmful behavior. We need a vacation!

What a Difference a Word Makes

Gina Goldman | Posted 07.28.2012 | Impact
Gina Goldman

Parents are suppose to love their children enough to die for them, not care too little about them to die on them. So how do you begin to rebuild your own life in the face of a parent taking theirs?

Happy Birthday Dorothea Lange!

Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts

Dorothea Lange was an iconic American photographer, most famous for capturing the human strife and resilience during the Great Depression. Her photogr...

Overcoming Stigma and Improving Mental Health in America

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This May marks the 63rd anniversary of Mental Health Month, but the problem of mental illness requires greater attention as a major 21st-century public health challenge.

Changes to Mental Health Diagnosis Could Impact Caregivers

Leann Reynolds | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

How mental health professionals diagnose their patients could be changing, therefore affecting patients, families, and caregivers, after 2013.

Learning to Drive Again

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I let my driver's license expire. For years, it didn't seem like such a big deal. Frankly, not driving had some nice benefits: Riding in the passenger's seat was the one time in my life I could relax.

The Masculine Mystique and Male Depression: Embracing Your Vocation of Destiny

Jed Diamond | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Jed Diamond

It doesn't take social science research to prove that men are angry and depressed. One measure of this trend is the increase in the rates of homicide and suicide we see in males.

A 'Perfect' Girl's Struggle With Bipolar Disorder

Posted 05.23.2012 | Teen

Imagine the girl who has everything: social status, athletic prowess and a loving family. Her life must be perfect, right? Actually, it is more li...

A Sea of 'Happiness' Without Memory

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

I'm using a part of this holiday coming up to remind myself about how going through tough feelings can be a much more grounded and sane way of resolving conflict than gliding above it all.

How to Best Help Alzheimer's Caregivers? Teach Them Mindfulness

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Mindfulness is about slowing down enough to connect with ourselves and our loved one, moment to moment. As we do so, we can de-stress and at the same time give ourselves and our loved one the chance of experiencing greater well-being.

Excessive Chatting Online Linked To Depression

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology

Diagnosing depression has typically involved studying our behavior offline, such as our mannerisms or body language. But a recent study out of Missour...