All the Ways We’ll Beat the Winter Blues This Season – The New York Times

Orchids seen at Omaha's Doorly Zoo.

When you live in Omaha, NE – or the surrounding area – dealing with the gloom of an overcast sky or the drama of dodging the potholes on the roadway are a part of life we all understand. And, mostly, we deal with it, knowing that milder weather, sunnier days, and repaired streets will all come our way in due time.

Your job is killing you!

Danish workers have a single payer health system, so it’s easy to track how people use their benefits. This study appears to confirm the link between a rise in work-related stress and the negative impact on our health. More work and pressure to perform beyond certain levels leads to an increase in depression, anxiety —… Continue reading Your job is killing you!

OCD Doesn’t Always Strike Alone

OCD’s Companions The link will take you to an article on PsychCentral. The author makes the important point that rarely do we suffer in a unidimensional manner. Problems can show up in clusters. That’s why it’s so important to get a thorough assessment that guides treatment. Make sure you tell your therapist all the symptoms… Continue reading OCD Doesn’t Always Strike Alone

Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health – SAMHSA News

Journalism resource guide – from The Carter Center Journalists will find this new resource a helpful tool when reporting stories that include individuals with behavioral health concerns. The Carter Center published the Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health that aims to increase accurate reporting of behavioral health issues, decrease stereotypes, and help reporters better understand… Continue reading Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health – SAMHSA News

Making it Through the Holidays

Making it Through the Holidays – Christine M. Valentin, LCSW. The above link will take you to a well-crafted article from a New York City based social worker. Christine has done a great job of reminding her readers of the importance of self-care, being gentle and realistic with ourselves, and reaching out for support as… Continue reading Making it Through the Holidays

Danger – or trouble – with self-diagnosis

The Dangers of Self-Diagnosis You can, sometimes, feel better about your situation by merely reading a couple articles or tip summaries on the web. You might pick up a meditation strategy from YouTube. But, what if you try a few things and get stuck. Talk to your personal physician, call your EAP, turn over your… Continue reading Danger – or trouble – with self-diagnosis

Melissa Van Rossum: The Extraordinary Power of Forgiveness

The power of forgiveness is the release of resources you provide for yourself. Melissa Van Rossum: The Extraordinary Power of Forgiveness: I was talking recently with Stephanie, a friend who had suffered several intense setbacks. She discovered her longtime boyfriend had been unfaithful and that he had lied to her about several financial dealings as… Continue reading Melissa Van Rossum: The Extraordinary Power of Forgiveness