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Mental Health Tag

To explain why therapy groups are good for your mental health, I first need to tell you some basic things about your evolutionary history, your brain, and your nervous system. As mammals, we're wired to live in social groups We evolved that way because we were a...

"Paranoid Is Never Entirely Mistaken"                                                                                 -...

Did anyone ever tell you that if  you didn't "get that look off your face" it would stick that way? Well, they weren't all wrong because unexpressed emotions can stress the muscles. When you force yourself to hold in a feeling by contracting your muscles, you...

Understanding the connection between physical ailments and emotional issues can be as simple as understanding that depression will lower your metabolism. A good way to get rid of depression is by breathing more, and more deeply. This will also increase your metabolism, as the extra oxygen...

It's not "mental health." It's uncontrolled anger. Since the general term “mental health” is being erroneously substituted in discussions lately for the specific problem of uncontrolled anger, I’ve decided to beat the drum of anger management. As I’ve said before, violence is not the result of “mental...

Deep Change is Much More Than Finding a Comfortable Role or Playing Better Games Going to therapy to get better at playing the role of good husband, good wife, bread winner, hard worker, good student, bad boy, doting mother, martyr, or anything else will not make your life...

“Mental health problems” do not lead to violence being perpetrated on society. A failure to manage anger does. We need to stop calling it a “mental health” problem because that national rhetoric is stigmatizing millions of people who will never act out their “mental problems” violently...

With all the speculation out there right now about “mental health” and its relationship to mass shootings, I decided to answer the question, how can a kid kill? To be blunt, when a kid can kill, it’s because they have suffered tremendous emotional and/or physical pain...

To answer the question, “can I be happy,” we have to first lay down a foundational definition of happiness, and then answer an important question....

I admit, How To Kill Your Therapist, is a scary title. I did that on purpose because I want you to learn about an important concept: Therapy that brings about lasting change happens through the relationship you have with your therapist....

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