It’s the last Thursday of November, and here in the States, that means our annual rite of giving thanks to our forefathers for “finding” America and making this a home for all of the outcasts in the world (e.g., “your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”). So Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.

So it seems like a good time, as I’ve done in years past, to thank you, our loyal and thoughtful readers, for helping make Psych Central the great independent mental health resource it is today. Without you, there wouldn’t be much point in writing and publishing every day to bring you new insights and perspectives on mental health and psychology. I want to especially thank our members, too, who make our site a special and safe place to get support for mental health issues (or neurological concerns). And I can’t stop without being thankful for all the staff, volunteers and writers who have helped us out in the past year and worked so hard, as dedicated and devoted to improving people’s lives through mental health as I am. Couldn’t do it without all of you!


On behalf of the volunteers, the staff, writers, editors, moderators, and administrators here at Psych Central, I want to wish you a very warm and peaceful Thanksgiving holiday this season. I hope yours is filled with family and friends, and, if nothing else, peace. Thank you and take care.


PS – If you’re tearing your hair out today in trying to deal with family, relatives or something else related to the holiday, might I suggest our Thanksgiving Coping Guide!

Thanksgiving got you down? You can’t hurt by reading Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker’s 10 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with the Dysfunctional Family or Therese Borchard’s 12 Ways to Be Thankful or Margarita Tartakovsky’s Thanksgiving: An All or Nothing Holiday ?.



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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 23 Nov 2009
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Grohol, J. (2009). Happy Thanksgiving, 2009. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 3, 2015, from


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