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How Affective Neuroscience and Depression Relate

 

Healthy early relationships strengthens brain and emotional health !

Healthy early relationships strengthens brain and emotional health !

David Goss, Psy.D., in an article published in the March 2015 issue of Counseling Psychology Review, investigates how therapy can positively impact a depressed person’s brain biology.

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Hillary Clinton’s Mental Health Statement

Hillary ClintonFor the fall of the 2016 Presidential campaign, I’m reviewing the candidates’ policies on mental health, a topic close to my heart, as a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor. I’ve been slugging away in the trenches for quite some time.  In addition, mental health is an important issue for us all as citizens of the world…as depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

(For this longest election cycle ever, I’ve had to use my mindfulness, emotional regulation and news fasting skills this fall as my sanity is important to me.) Sigh..ok, moving on…

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#WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

suicide hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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#StopSuicide & DBT Distress Tolerance Skills Overview

#STOPSUICIDE

I’m blogging about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

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My last post was a general overview about what DBT is and the people DBT can help.

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What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) ?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Overview

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DBT Background

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Book Review: Dancing on the Edge of Sanity by Ana Clare Rouds

Dancing on the Edge of Sanity

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How Often Must We Ask for Sensitive Care?

 

It’s easy to connect with Ana Clare Rouds’ personal story of the reality of motherhood in her book, Dancing on the Edge of Sanity. She shares her personal story about her experience with postpartum depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and she eloquently brings out several issues.

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Harness your thoughts for a happiness exercise

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Do you believe that what you think can affect your life?

Does this sound a bit new ag-y, too woo-woo, too out there?

Actually, there is scientific evidence that we tend to dwell on the same old thoughts day after day and this has a powerful effect on how we see ourselves and how we are in relation to others. Read the rest of this entry »

Organic Golden Beet Salad

Completed Salad! Enjoy!

Completed Salad! Enjoy!

I purchased an organic  vegetable share this past week from Ebb and Flow Farm hosted at Taste of Dawn natural food store in Butler NJ.

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Highlights from the Postpartum Support International’s 2014 Annual Conference

I was so fortunate to be able to attend this year’s Postpartum Support International (PSI) 27th Annual Conference at the University of North Carolina (UNC) campus at Chapel Hill on June 18 – June 21, 2014!

Postpartum Support International Memorial Quilt

Postpartum Support International Memorial Quilt

This is PSI’s  Memorial Quilt, which has the names of women who lost their lives due to perinatal mental illness. The quilt is a traveling quilt and  requests by PSI members are considered for use at maternal mental health presentations and events.

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10 Activities for Family Bonding Time

Today I have a guest post from my  friend, Shirley Parker, an experienced mom! Parenting is a developmental right of passage and requires commitment, patience and personal growth!  But it’s also alot of fun! being outdoors and exploring family fun activities is a great way to relax and bond with your children as well as offer ways to get away from all the electronic devices!  Please welcome Shirley Parker to BirthTouch!

 

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