Coping with Survivor's Guilt following suicide loss

Coping with Survivor’s Guilt Following Suicide Loss

One of your worst nightmares has become reality. Someone close to you has committed suicide. Processing the various emotions that you’re feeling is a bit complicated.

You’re sad, a little angry, and you feel a tightness in your chest that you can only associate with guilt. Experiencing survival guilt after a traumatic event such as suicide isn’t that uncommon.

You can’t help but think that you might have been able to do something to help your loved one and prevent their death.  You’re upset because you’re still here and they’re gone. Here, you can begin to learn how to cope with this complex series of emotions.

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Common signs of stress overload

How Much Stress is Too Much? Common Signs of Stress Overload

You’ve got four work projects you have to turn in, bills to pay, and children to take care of. To say that your stress levels are through the roof is a massive understatement, but you’re not alone.

Eight in ten Americans suffer from some kind of stress. There is a difference between general stress and stress overload though.

When things get to be too much, you may experience massive mood swings, an erratic sleep schedule, and shifts in appetite. If this sounds like you, it might be time for you to seek help. Check out this guide to find out if you should see a counselor.

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A Guide to PTSD in Military Veterans

A Guide to PTSD in Military Veterans

Unfortunately for our brave troops, PTSD in military veterans is a fact of life. An estimated 13.5% of veterans employed in Iraq and Afghanistan go on to develop PTSD, with as many as half a million soldiers suffering PTSD in the US today.

The prevalence of PTSD in military veterans is high, which is why being able to identify and effectively treat it is crucial. If you are a former veteran struggling with what you think is PTSD, or perhaps a loved one of a veteran who you worry is suffering, then it is important to know exactly how to spot it and what you can do.

Here is your guide to approaching and treating PTSD in military veterans.

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The Differences between Asperger's and Autism

The Differences Between Asperger’s and Autism

One in fifty-four children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Despite its prevalence, this condition is still widely misunderstood.

There are many aspects of autism that are still not well understood in the medical world. The causes of autism are still not known, and there are many controversies circulating about it. Of course, this only makes it even more complicated for those without a medical degree to understand the disorder. For example, Asperger’s vs autism, are they the same thing?

Here, we learn about Asperger’s and autism, and what the differences and similarities are.

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Help erase the negative stigma around mental health issues

Help Erase the Negative Stigma Around Mental Health Issues

No one would judge you for getting care for a physical issue. If you fall and sprain your wrist, no one asks why you don’t just get over it.

They accept that certain physical things can go wrong, and you’ll need a trained professional to help you. Yet there is still a stigma around mental health.

In honor of Mental Health Day on October 12, we’d like to offer you some tips on fighting this negative stigma.

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The best ways to support someone suffering from a mental illness

The Best Ways to Support Someone Suffering from a Mental Illness

Statistics show that around one in five Americans suffer from a mental illness of some kind.

Not all of these conditions will have catastrophic outcomes. However, one thing that most sufferers of mental illness have in common is a need for support from those around them.

Mental illness support can be difficult to get right. You want to be there for the person, but you don’t want to be an overbearing presence.

Let’s take a look at how to support a friend with mental illness the correct way.

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Signs your child is a bully and how to prevent it

Signs Your Child is a Bully and How to Prevent It

According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, just over 20% of kids get bullied at school. While many parents worry about their child getting picked on, a smaller percentage of them fear that they actually raised the bully.

Do you suspect that your child is a bully? If so, you need to learn the warning signs and how to stop that behavior.

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Managing adult ADHD

Managing Adult ADHD

While ADHD is commonly associated as a childhood affliction, anyone can be diagnosed with it at any age.

ADHD makes concentrating on anything hard and comes with a barrage of negative effects. While it is manageable, life can be difficult unless you really put effort into trying to keep it under control.

Here are just a few important tips for managing adult ADHD and keeping on top of your ADHD related symptoms.

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Why do people abuse other people?

Why Do People Abuse Other People?

No matter the reason, abuse is never okay.

In the United States alone, around 20 people per minute are abused by an intimate partner. These types of relationships often lead to vicious cycles that can be difficult to break free from.

While there is no excuse or justification for abusive behavior, there are reasons why it occurs. To gain a better understanding, it helps to examine the typical characteristics of an abuser as well as the thought processes that lead to abuse.

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Believe in Yourself: Finding Your Own Self-Value

Believe in Yourself: Finding Your Own Self-Value

Often when we feel bad about ourselves, we act out in ways that are destructive to ourselves and the people we love. How can we learn to accept ourselves the way we are, and move through life with peace?

Finding one’s self-value is a challenging but critical step towards finding a healthier, happier way of existence.

Here are a few ways you can start to realize your own self-worth, and start getting your life back on track. Continue reading “Believe in Yourself: Finding Your Own Self-Value”