Treatment jargon: what is behavior therapy?

Sep 12, 18 Treatment jargon: what is behavior therapy?

Posted by in Mental Health

What is behavior therapy? According to PsychCentral “behavior therapy is focused on helping an individual understand how changing their behavior can lead to changes in how they are feeling. The goal of behavior therapy is usually focused on increasing the person’s engagement in positive or socially reinforcing activities....

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Why Does Doing What I Love Make My Bipolar Worse?

Aug 25, 18 Why Does Doing What I Love Make My Bipolar Worse?

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Why Does Doing What I Love Make My Bipolar Worse? From BP Magazine This illness is unfair.  We have to be so careful about everything. Get the right amount of sleep! Make sure you take your meds! Watch out for bad relationships! Find work that respects bipolar! I’m the one who is often giving this advice in my blogs and books. I do...

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LGBTQ veteran suicide prevention and PTSD

Jul 13, 18 LGBTQ veteran suicide prevention and PTSD

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LGBTQ veteran suicide prevention Americas heroes and protectors come in many shades, sizes, and orientations. Americans who answer the call and join the armed forces deserve our respect, care, and understanding of their experiences defending the country and the constitution. Veterans Affairs released an article about LGBTQ veteran...

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Alzheimer’s jargon: What is sundowning?

May 21, 18 Alzheimer’s jargon: What is sundowning?

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Sundowning Most people see the sunset as beautiful reminder that the work day has ended. Sunsets are seen as a time to reflect and appreciate another day on this earth with family and friends. However, for aging individuals with Alzheimer’s the late afternoon can be a time of increased struggle. In the late afternoons,...

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You have depression. So what. We all get depressed sometimes.

May 09, 18 You have depression. So what. We all get depressed sometimes.

Posted by in Bipolar and Depression

You have depression… and?? The crippling effects of depression are sometimes misunderstood. Being depressed or sad is not unusual; it’s actually quite normal. Life is made of happy moments like the birth of a child, and also sad moments like the death of a parent. These are the ebbs and flows of existence. We all...

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PTSD after active duty. A Marine’s story.

May 07, 18 PTSD after active duty. A Marine’s story.

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A Marine’s story PTSD after active duty happens to many of our brave military personnel. As we’ve discussed in a previous article Your Mind Must be Weak to have PTSD, the condition is not a result of a weakness but a mind that has been damaged and traumatized by extreme violence and grief. Military personnel  having...

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