Mental Illness in the Workplace:|
Rights and Responsibilities
In Part 2, I provided you with some guidelines on how to decide whether to disclose your illness, and how to approach your employer should you decide to tell them. Now that you have spoken with your employer, what rights and responsibilities are you both entitled to?
Teens and Drugs:
What a Parent Can Do to Help
By Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.
It's an all too familiar story. A young teen who was once loveable, happy, a reasonably successful student and all around good kid has become surly, disrespectful and defiant. He is wearing the uniform of the druggies, sweatshirt hood drawn up over his face, pants hanging low. He spends hours in his room, uncommunicative. He spends even more hours out of the house, places unknown. He is often sleepy and red-eyed when he finally does come home. Any request for information is met with hostility. When you've searched his room, you have found drug-related paraphernalia and cryptic notes that are alarming. Old friends don't call any more. The kids he is bringing around have reputations for finding trouble. Now your kid has found them.
A news update of some of the most important psychology, mental and behavioral health news items from around the 'Net in the past few weeks.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Mental Health
By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
In the vein of figuring out what life is all about in this world, it sometimes helps to have "cheat sheets." Financial planners do this, programmers do this, managers do this, engineers all do this to help them remember important things about their world, their lives, whatever. Without further ado then, here's the list...
Part 2: On Denial, Tolerance and Acceptance
There are many kinds of tolerance. We'll tolerate a rude person, a barking dog and a certain amount of physical pain and even emotional pain. Lately, there has been much talk about tolerance for religions other than our own, tolerance for people of different color or lifestyles. We may not like these differences, but we try to ignore them as much as possible.
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