By the time she was 30 years old, “Roberta” was the mother of a beautiful baby boy she was crazy about—but about her husband “Harry,” the baby’s father, not so much; Roberta had more than enough of Harry. They fought all the time, and Harry was about done with Roberta, too. Their fights started getting physical; once, Harry threw a wooden salad bowl at Roberta, striking her in the chest, but this was an isolated case. Neither of their families provided help of any kind.
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As in the case of Don Draper from TV’s “Mad Men,” getting stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior can make it very difficult to see clearly and find your way out. Therapy can help.
Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person | Video on TED.com. See this amazing, moving and sometimes funny video of an indomitable woman of spirit, whose Olympic dreams were ruined by a truck.
Petition | The New York State Legislature: Amend scopes of practice of Licensed MH Practitioners to include diagnosis | Change.org
Please read and sign this important petition to make sure that all New Yorkers have the mental health care they need.
Thank you for joining the Moment of Silence on Friday, Dec. 21 at 9:30am ET. Please invite your friends to take part.
- Memorial for the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy
Please join in a national moment of silence in honor of the Sandy Hook victims called for by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. At 9:30 a.m. EST, spend several minutes reflecting quietly on this terrible tragedy and take a five minute pause from all online activity.
Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT – When families become factioned, be it the result of divorce or other turmoil, children are often caught in the middle. At no time of year is that more apparent than the holiday season.LynnSomerstein | Decemb
Happy Holidays is the refrain from November until January, and often they are very happy times of closeness with family and friends, but this is not true for everyone. Holidays can be disappointing and painful if you’re in the midst of family turmoil caused by divorce, death, or simply bad feelings between people. Families can break into factions, the ins and the outs, and the outs feel just that, left out and unwanted.
If you have the bad luck to fall into a category like that, then every time someone wishes you happy holidays you might feel worse than if… Continue reading →