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How to Live With Abuse: Connect With Your Intuition

How to Live With Abuse: Connect With Your Intuition

How can you live with abuse in a healthier way? Learn to trust your intuition and it will keep you safer & saner until you decide to leave the abuse.

How do you live with abuse and learn to trust your intuition after distrusting yourself for so long? Why do you want to revive your intuition anyway? Here’s the deal: your abuser wants you isolated from everyone and anything (such as your intuition) that could convince you to leave the relationship.

You’ve learned how to live with abuse your partner’s way. It’s time to live with abuse a new way.

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Bipolar Depression Treatment — What to Do if ECT Fails

Bipolar Depression Treatment — What to Do if ECT Fails

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most effective treatment available for bipolar (or unipolar) depression (Around 78% of people who get ECT show improvement, according to an United States Food and Drug Administration analysis, this is much higher than any drug.) but ECT is often thought of as a treatment of last resort. This is the case because of concerns over possible, serious ECT side effects like amnesia. But if ECT is the treatment of last resort, what do you do if that treatment fails?

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An Attitude of Gratitude Boosts Your Wellbeing

An Attitude of Gratitude Boosts Your Wellbeing

Do you have an attitude of gratitude? If not, attitudes can change, and in this case, should. Find out how an attitude of gratitude benefits you.

You can manufacture an attitude of gratitude even if you don’t normally feel thankful. Focus on what you’re grateful for now–name something you’re grateful to know or have. Gratitude is an expression or feeling of appreciation, and it matters. It is recognizing the source of “goodness” in your life rather than “badness.” Do you have good days, trustworthy friends, a supportive family, a respectable job, decent pay, etc.? Could the list of goodness in your life continue? Think about it. An attitude of gratitude can go a long way to uplifting your heart, mind, and soul.

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Dating with Confidence Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

Having confidence while dating can be difficult. Don’t let your past keep you from feeling confident, learn how to move past your ex and feel confident again.

Dating with Confidence Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

If you’ve ever experienced a breakup, dating with little luck, or feeling insecure about meeting someone new then this post is for you. I’ve been there, and getting back on the dating scene can rock your confidence to the core. Most people’s self-esteem is already pretty low, and feeling confident about putting yourself out there again seems impossible. It doesn’t have to be this way. Dating with confidence doesn’t have to be difficult.

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Using Comfort Objects to Reduce Anxiety

Using Comfort Objects to Reduce Anxiety

Focusing on a small object when anxiety flares can reduce anxiety in the moment. Comfort objects can reduce your anxiety and train your brain to shift attention away from anxiety.

One of the many annoying things about anxiety and anxiety disorders is that they are almost always there. Whatever we do, wherever we go, there it is. Another irksome thing is that sometimes it feels even bigger than we are, dominating our entire being. Fortunately, no matter where we are, what we’re doing or how big anxiety feels, we can shrink it.

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Depression and Gratitude as a Coping Skill

Depression and Gratitude as a Coping Skill

Thanksgiving is upon us today in the United States and, with it, a call to express gratitude for all that we have. This got me thinking about the relationship between gratitude and depression. Can expressing gratitude help depression?

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Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Really A Disorder?

Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Really A Disorder?

On Understanding Combat PTSD I focus on the issues surrounding combat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often from a medical perspective. However, there are many people that have views on combat PTSD outside of doctors. Of course, veterans are one of these groups and some veterans (and others) might argue that PTSD is not, in fact, a disorder. Why would people think that?

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Mentally Ill and the Death Penalty – Fate of Scott Panetti

Mentally Ill and the Death Penalty – Fate of Scott Panetti

Navy veteran, Scott Panetti, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1978 and hospitalized 14 times for the disorder. In 1992, he suffered a psychotic break and killed his wife’s parents, telling the police that “Sarge” did it and demons were laughing at him. Amazingly, he was allowed to represent himself, and passed up a plea deal that would have saved his life. At his trial, he wore a cowboy suit, subpoenaed Jesus Christ, the Pope and President Kennedy, and argued that only an insane person could prove the insanity defense. He was sentenced to death.

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How to Cope with Being Anxious and Alone for the Holidays

How to Cope with Being Anxious and Alone for the Holidays

The holiday season of 2013 was the worst of my life. I was grieving the end of a relationship. I was mourning my independence because I had to move back in with my parents. I was suicidal. I was broke. All in all, I felt like a disaster. But I got through it. I wasn’t sure I was going to, but I did. It was, however, one of the loneliest times of my life.

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Recovering from Loss Is on Your Own Schedule

Recovering from Loss Is on Your Own Schedule

Recovering from loss is a personal matter, best worked through on your own schedule. How do people with mental illness recover from loss? Read this.

Mentally ill people don’t have a pass on life’s crises. Wouldn’t it be great if The Universe said, “You are one who suffers daily. To make it fair, I hereby declare mentally ill people should be spared from life’s hardships?”

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