It’s the last Thursday of November, so here in the States that means our annual rite of giving thanks to our forefathers for “discovering” America and making this a home for freedom of religion, speech and so much more. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

It’s also a good time for me to express how grateful I am for all of our readers like you, our great, relentless writers and editors, the dozens of volunteers, and all of our community members who make Psych Central possible. Without you, this site wouldn’t exist as it does today, and continue to grow and serve over 2 million people each month. I am humbled by it all, and have much gratitude for everyone’s efforts, because remaining an independent site in an online landscape dominated by big media companies (some of whom don’t even pay their bloggers) is a daily challenge.

So thank you, as I 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.

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!

And if Thanksgiving’s got you down, you might find some relief by reading Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker’s10 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with the Dysfunctional Family (and check out her new e-book for only 99 cents: Tending the Family Heart Through the Holidays!) or Therese Borchard’s classic 12 Ways to Be Thankful.