Category: Lifestyle & Behaviors

How and why you should ease your Ebola fears

The Ebola virus sounds scary.  The headlines about the disease are frightening:  it can be fatal, it is spread through bodily fluids, there’s no vaccine.  The news reports can cause alarm, and misinformation can be easily spread through social media and other Internet sites. And now that a person treated in a U.S. hospital has …[Read More]

Taking a look at the facts of domestic violence/intimate partner violence

The world has now seen intimate partner violence splashed all over their television screens. Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his fiancée unconscious in an elevator outfitted with a camera. Most people reacted with outrage to what they saw. But I have heard some say, “Well, she hit him first. She deserved it.” Others are …[Read More]

Managing your emotions during your child’s transition to college

This strange thought occurred to me when I was making a list of all the stuff I was going to need to send my son off to college: where’s the college shower?
When a child comes into this world there is the baby shower, where experienced parents and a caring circle of friends pile on the …[Read More]

Mental Health Blog Day Highlights – Getting Support

This edition of the Mental Health Blog Day highlights focuses on blog posts that are written by authors who wrote about support. They may have received support for their mental illness, given support to a loved one or offered suggestions on supporting others.
Tell is in the comments: How has the support of your friends and …[Read More]