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Are You the Family Scapegoat? (10 Question Quiz)

Are You the Family Scapegoat? (10 Question Quiz)

by Rebecca C. Mandeville, MFT It would be nice to believe that when children turn into adults they are somehow magically released from the family scapegoat role....
Religious Sexual Abuse: A Return to Shame

Religious Sexual Abuse: A Return to Shame

It’d been some time since my husband, Rhys, and I had scorched the sheets together. Poor health and physical pain are as good as a cold shower. But with healing,...
Schizophrenia & Family Support: 5 Essential Benefits

Schizophrenia & Family Support: 5 Essential Benefits

Schizophrenia is characterized as a serious mental health disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. The disorder involves a range of problems with thinking (cognition), behavior and emotions....

Coping with Anger from a Loved One’s Mental Illness

Dr. Aimee Daramus shares her insight and expertise in this guest blog about managing emotions when someone you care about has a mental illness. When you have a loved one with a mental illness,...
Today I Love New Revelations

Today I Love New Revelations

Today I love new revelations about myself that I discover on my own, like how I care more about what someone else thinks about a countertop we both have to live with and less about the countertop itself,...
Are We All Emotionally and Politically Exhausted? Some Thoughts

Are We All Emotionally and Politically Exhausted? Some Thoughts

Lately people both inside and outside of my office spontaneously report that they can’t take hearing the news. It keeps them up at night. The problem they report is that they can’t help turning it on or responding when one of their many devices signals “ Breaking News.”  Most of us can identify with this cycle that leaves us anxious,...
9 Effective Ways to Reduce Chronic Stress

9 Effective Ways to Reduce Chronic Stress

It wasn’t until Martha came into her therapist’s office that she realized the extent of her stress. Prior to coming in, Martha thought she was losing her mind. As an...
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Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

A new survey of caregivers of children with autism found that families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens. Moreover, some families are sometimes ridiculed and...