4 Rules for Apologizing

From: Psych Central By: Sara Staggs, LICSW, MPH We all mess up. It’s just part of being human and connecting with other humans. So we all need to apologize once in a while. The thing is, a bad apology can be worse than no apology at all. So here are some tips on getting it right—and these also … [Read more...]

Editorial: West Virginia Can Get Healthier

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From: Charleston Daily Mail Editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail on March 30, 2015 There’s room to improve on community health in West Virginia. Luckily, a handy road map on that issue came out last week. It was the 2015 County Health Rankings, prepared by the Robert Wood Johnson … [Read more...]

One Man’s Life With 5 Identities

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From: Everyday Health  By: Denise Mann People with dissociative identity disorder don't always remember when another personality takes over. When David Lee speaks, he refers to himself as “we.” Today the “we” comprises four other personalities plus Lee himself, but in the past there have … [Read more...]

What if Your Job Hinged on Revealing Your Mental Health?

From: Psych Central By: Christine Stapleton As the world ponders the sensibility of psychological testing of airline pilots before we even know the diagnosis of GermanWings pilot Andreas Lubitz, comes word that the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the … [Read more...]

6 Tips on How to Find a Great Mental Health Counselor

  From: Healthy Place Many people have a difficult time in finding an effective mental health counselor. The key is to find someone that will help you solve your current mental health problems. Here are six suggestions on how to find a good mental health counselor that works for … [Read more...]

How to Stop Avoiding What Scares or Overwhelms You

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  From: Psych Central By: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Regardless of whether you struggle with anxiety, you probably avoid all sorts of things. We all do. These can include painful feelings; difficult conversations; bills and big projects; or situations where we might be judged or … [Read more...]

14 Reasons You’re Tired All the Time

From: Time Lack of sleep isn’t the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don’t do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can make getting through your day a chore. Here, experts reveal common bad habits that can make you feel tired, plus simple lifestyle tweaks … [Read more...]

The Art & Science of Finding Your True Passion

From: Fulfillment Daily By: Scott Barry Kaufman As a young teenager on the main line of Philadelphia, I had big hoop dreams. I practiced my layup for hours at my school auditorium, imagining myself as the next Michael Jordan. That is, until a classmate named Kobe Bryant came along and I saw what … [Read more...]

Trouble Is a Gift: A Story of Addiction, Recovery & Hope

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From: Psych  Central By: James S. Cusack A review by Megan Riddle. “But finally, there I was alone in this apartment, sitting in a chair, staring at the radiator waiting for the little guy to crawl out from behind it. Knowing the bottle was going to be empty in another minute. Wondering how … [Read more...]

Student Bullying, The Brain and Bonding

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  From: National Educational Association One of the myths of bullying is that it makes the youthful targets of bullying stronger. Instead, we now know that bullying leads to many negative effects that last long into adulthood. And recent research on how the brain learns and functions tells … [Read more...]

Stop Arguing! It’s Killing You

From: Life Imagined By: Janice Holly Booth People constantly at odds are more likely to die in middle age. About 6% of midlife adults say they often or always experience conflict with their partners and children. While that number may seem small, the outcome is staggering. Not only is too much … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital-Charleston CEO Friday Message

Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN   Dr. Persily is the CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WV As I write this, the daffodils are blooming, and I have seen some red buds on trees. Change is in the air. I often feel like change is the only constant in our lives in healthcare, and this week, that … [Read more...]

The Powerful Side Effects of Self-Compassion

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From: Psych Central By: Elisha Goldstein, PH.D. Sometimes the most profound statements come out of children’s books. One of my favorite Dr Seuss books is Oh, The Places You’ll Go! It seems to tell the story of what it is like to be human. It brings you through all the experiences in life: the … [Read more...]