Category: Substance Abuse

Grieving Cory Monteith and coming clean about addiction

It has taken me nearly two weeks since Cory Monteith’s death to write this post.  And I am still not sure what to say.
Regular  readers know that I am a Gleek. I have often written about the show’s messages about mental health and diversity. More than anything I simply love the characters and the music.
So, like many others around …[Read More]

Moms feel anxiety, but why wine won’t help

Many moms of preschool/elementary school-aged children are overworked, over-scheduled, have over-scheduled kids and continuously feel they are not doing enough. Their levels of stress are over-the-top based, in part, on their unattainable high expectations of themselves.

When they’re not worrying about the health and well-being of their kids, moms are critically evaluating their parenting skills. For …[Read More]

Honoring TV shows, movies that help mental health

Most people are not attending conferences, reading journals, or consulting with psychologists regularly for news and information about mental health. Where do we mostly often see and hear of mental health?  TV and movies, of course!
At first blush this may seem like a bad thing: who wants to get health advice from their favorite sitcom? …[Read More]

A Simple But Powerful Tip For Sticking To Your New Year’s Resolution

Have you ever started on a self-improvement program, but given up out of discouragement at your slow progress?
A recent study on consumer behavior may have the answer. Researchers Minjung Koo and Ayelet Fishbach studied people’s motivation to return to a coffee shop when they were given a loyalty card (one that is stamped or hole-punched …[Read More]