Men shouldn't need help. This is an unwritten code, an unspoken rule and a shameful hypocrisy of our culture. We lie to ourselves and say we are ‘fine’ when we are not because we have been told since childhood that men must be strong and stoic. Crying, let alone asking, for help is not masculine. So we tell ourselves and each other: “Man Up!”
I remember hearing about some research once that linked self-focus—thinking about yourself a lot and making things that happen out in the world about you in some way—with depression. The more you think about yourself, the more depressed you are. There are obviously a lot of missing variables here. This doesn’t mean that focusing on yourself causes depression or that depression causes self-focus. It just means that they are related in some way.
The Concerns There is a lot of pain and suffering in the world, and it is tempting to believe that the mental health community knows how to help. It is widely believed, both by mental health professionals and the general population, that if only a person gets the right psychiatric diagnosis, the therapist will know what kind of measures will be the most helpful.
I AM NOT "MENTALLY ILL"!! I am a complex person, a beautiful and sometimes fragile being of light. My problem is not that I have emotional and psychological pain, but that I live in a society of separation, judgment, and fear. Modern psychology has labeled me sick, dumbed me down with pharmaceuticals, marginalized me, and led me down a path that all but destroyed my soul. I have given away my power to counselors and doctors in the past, to my sad childhood. to partners, family, institutions, to religion, and a multitude of "others".
We always hear about the five stages of grief a person goes through when a loved one passes away. They were first proposed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying. Did you know that you will also go through these five stages of grief after a divorce?
Is your wife or husband depressed? Is it starting to hurt your marriage and sex life? If so, help is on the way.
You know those mornings when things just aren’t right, when you may have had a bad dream but don’t remember it? You’re grumpy, you don’t want to go about your day, or you even feel full-on depressed. Maybe you’re laden with fear and anxiety. Your actual day may not be ideal, but to have intense negative emotions – or the absence of any at all – is actually not about the present.
Hello out there! If you'd like to understand, once and for all, why you feel so frustrated about your weight and why your relationship with food is so stressful, this article will explain it all. Even better, you’ll also know what you need to do to change it, for good!
Jealousy can get the best of anyone. It can creep up when least expected. Triggered by seeing photos of a boyfriend’s former lover with amazing hair and a perfect figure, a neighbor pulling up in the driveway with a shiny new car or a best friend who arrives for a dinner date carrying a ‘too die for’ handbag.
In the aftermath of Mindy McCready's apparent suicide, many close friends, family members and fans are all asking the same question, "Why?"
Hello out there! • Do you love the taste of certain foods and find that once you start you can’t stop? • Do you find yourself drawn to eating certain foods even when you know they’re not good for you and you’re going to feel crappy afterwards?
Love hurts. Let's admit it. Even in the very best of relationships, things are said and done that hurt feelings, bruise egos or leave you feeling a little injured. Wearing your heart on your sleeve comes with the risk of exposure - to both joy and sorrow. There are various stages of a broken heart. There's a mild broken heart, which tends to fix itself on its own, and goes away in a short amount of time. It usually doesn't require too much attention because the wound will quickly heal.
Dating can be stressful. The search for love can be long, arduous and met with challenges. Personalities may clash. Lies may be told and people may not be as fabulous as they are in person as they seem to be online. These situations can create stress and aggravation for even the most level headed and calm individual.