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Topics to Do While Mentoring At-Risk Teenagers

At-risk teens need a lot of guidance, support and direction as they struggle with many issues including peer pressure, dating and relationships, substance abuse, low self-esteem and how to manage their emotions. Whether you are mentoring one teen or a group of teens, be sure to ask them what topics

What Is EFT and How Can It Help?

EFT is an amazing new technique that has been proven to work in many cases. This article takes a look at what it is and how it works.

Is Alcohol Abuse a Genetic Disease?

Alcohol abuse, a condition in which a person uses alcohol without realizing the ill effects of the drug, leads to alcoholism, a daily dependency on alcohol. There are many contributing factors to alcohol abuse and alcoholism, including genetics.

Residential Treatment for Mental Illness

Residential treatment for mental illness has gone in and out of fashion over the years. Early residential treatment centers focused on containing the mentally ill rather than healing their conditions and have been likened to prisons. Modern facilities are patient-centered and focused on healing. Vol

Fighting Antipsychotic Weight Gain

The diabetes drug metformin -- especially with a diet/exercise regimen -- reverses the weight-gain side effect of antipsychotic drugs.

Acupuncture Points to Quit Smoking

The most frequently used acupuncture points for smokers are located on the ear, wrist and lower thumb areas. These points are used to address cravings, appetite, nervousness and to increase a smoker's will power. Smokers interested in using acupuncture points to quit smoking should use this method i

How to Make Sure You Never Suffer Another Panic Attack Again

How do you cope with a panic attack? What do you do when you suddenly feel your throat constrict, your heart racing, your stomach in a knot, your fingers numb? Is there really a way to stop this ordeal? Can you really imagine a normal life without fearing your next panic attack? The good news is tha

Healing Traumas and Learning From Our Wounds

??Just as our greatest gifts can emerge from the depths of our traumas and wounds, so can our destinies emerge from our fates. However, our destinies cannot emerge until we submit to our fate and ...

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Investigators from the CLPS describe the links among the personality disorders; assertive community treatment (ACT) goes global; and how the cerebellum remembers what the hippocampus forgot.

Anxiety - What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic anxiety disorder can only be diagnosed if the symptoms last for more than one month. Symptoms do not occur immediately after the trauma, it usually varies, but they are most likely to occur within 3 months, it varies from one to another.

The Effects of Melissyl Alcohol on Plants

For many plant growers there exist many different supplements and fertilizers available to help stimulate plant growth. These are used for many reasons, including to supplement a nutrient that would be otherwise missing from the current environment, increase growth speed and size or to create a heal

How to Beat Anxiety & Depression

Traffic jams and temper tantrums... too much work and a tyrant for a boss... a first date, a final exam, the death of a friend... Life's ups and downs leave many people both anxious and depressed. Thankfully, there are many ways to not only cope, but bounce back.

ADHD Natural Treatment: Behavioral Therapy at Home

The American Academy of Pediatrics' subcommittee on ADHD is strongly in favor of using an ADHD natural treatment like behavior therapy to help children with the disorder. This approach makes use of basic behavioral psychology techniques to promote desired behaviors and reduce instances of unwan

How Does Drug Abuse Affect Families & Friends?

EnvironmentOne of the largest ways in which drug abuse affects families is the creation of an unstable environment. Children especially are influenced and affected by their parents behaviors. As such, a sibling can also be affected by the actions of another sibling who is abusing drugs....

2 Types of Legally Binding Settlement Agreements in Special Education

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 has started recognizing Legally Binding Settlement Agreements, between parents and special education personnel. This article will discuss the 2 types of Legally Binding Settlement Agreements, that can be enforced in state or federal court. As a

Dementia training is essential

There are 750,000 people with dementia living in the UK and two thirds of people with dementia live in the community. Alzheimer's Society's Support. Stay. Save. report reveals many p

Excellent Versus Perfection: One Moves Us Forward, One Holds Us Back

Attaining excellence lets us evolve to new levels. Chasing perfection however, leads us to a frustrated place of stagnation. If, for example, I wish to lose 30 pounds, the perfectionist sees black and white. Eat ONLY healthy foods in their EXACTLY proper proportions. Exercise WITHOUT FAIL and expect