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The 8 Key Elements of Resilience

Resilience is defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events. Resilience is considered a process to build resources toward searching for a better future after potentially traumatic events. Some of these resources come from our inherent potential and some from what we learn about how to endure hardship. The ability to bounce back requires being empowered to make decisions that promote personal well-being. And like sobriety, they must be frequently reconfirmed (Southwick & Charney, 2012).


Depression After Traumatic Events: Recognition and Response

Disaster and trauma studies often focus on identifying the incidence of PTSD as the sequel to traumatic events. Early interventions with those impacted by a traumatic event increasingly utilize psycho-education to clarify and normalize common post-traumatic stress reactions and coping strategies.


Why Do I Fear Success?

"She was powerful, not because she wasn't scared but because she went on so strongly despite the fear." —Harper Lee There are many reasons why one might fear success. Being caught between the desire to flourish and deep-seated resistance to doing so can be painful and paralyzing. Inhibition after striving and achievement can be indicative of deep down fears. Insight into fears can be freeing.  Just naming them can be a relief and a form of preparedness. Here are some fears and anxieties that may arise with success. 


What My Disordered Eating Reveals about the Brain

“Why am I doing this? This is really disgusting and unhealthy.” This is what I asked myself after every episode of binging and purging. As much as I hated my eating disorder and wanted to get over it, I wanted to keep doing it. I heard this addictive voice in my head that told me that I had to do it. If I didn’t, my life would be boring, unfulfilling, and meaningless


What Is Sadness?

Sadness is an emotional state characterized by feelings of unhappiness and low mood. It is considered one of the basic human emotions. It is a normal response to situations that are upsetting, painful, or disappointing. Sometimes these feelings can feel more intense, while in other cases they might be fairly mild.


How Not to Say 'I'm Sorry'

“I’m sorry” is only one part of an apology but, for most of us, it’s the most familiar part. It’s a classic line we’ve been taught since childhood, but even so, we don’t always make good use of it.


4 Steps to Tackling Mental Health Distress

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” —Buddha Let me start with the obvious: The current state of the world is pretty awful.


Exploring the Relationship Between Addiction and Anger Management

Anger is a powerful emotion that can be defined as a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. Anger is a natural emotion that everyone feels from time to time, and it is often a justifiable response when expressed in a healthy way. However, poor anger management can lead to a number of highly negative consequences to an individual and their loved ones, especially when addiction is involved.

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