5 Signs Your Teen Needs Mental Health Treatment

Teens go through emotional ups and downs all the time. Hormones are changing, life can seem overwhelming, and without much life experience, a young adult can feel misguided. When parents are busy working, or a natural separation from family occurs, teens may turn to friends instead of parents. Peer support can be helpful for certain issues. But when the symptoms of a mental illness are present, more than a good friend is needed. The problem Read More

TeachME: Live CE Workshop in Hawaii

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life: Letting Go of Worry, Stress and Fear Friday October 4th 6-8pm (Registration is NOT required for this event): Spend an evening with Jerry Jampolsky M.D. and Diane Cirincione Ph.D, international authors and founders of Attitudinal Healing International. This talk is free and open to the public. CEU’s are not offered for this Lecture. Saturday October 5th 8am-12noon (Registration required — see below): Introduction to Attitudinal Healing Workshop entitled “Attitudinal Read More

Bipolar Disorder: 6 Ways To Distinguish Between Yourself & Your Illness

“The problem with bipolar disorder is that it takes away our ability to see ourselves,” said Julie A. Fast, a bestselling author of books on bipolar disorder, including Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder and Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder. For instance, you might question whether the feelings you’re feeling are really you or the illness, said Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, a psychotherapist and author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder. Family and Read More

How to recognize bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

This is the first in a two-part series on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This week will look at how these mental health disorders are diagnosed and the second part will look at treatments. Two of the more severe mental disorders — bipolar disorder and schizophrenia — may go undiagnosed for years. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 10 million Americans have bipolar disorder. Because of its irregular patterns, bipolar disorder is Read More

Professionals In Recovery: When Your Therapist Has An Eating Disorder Too

Ilene Fishman does not go out of her way to tell her patients about her past, but if they ask, she is honest with them: For 11 years the licensed clinical social worker, who specializes in treating eating disorders, was anorexic and bulimic herself. “I was very, very sick,” Fishman, who works in private practice in New York and New Jersey, told The Huffington Post. By the time she turned 12, her problem developed into Read More