Opioid Crisis Friday: Coeur d’Alene family remembers son lost to fentanyl poisoning.

It’s been nearly two years since Jennifer and Frank Stabile’s son died. But they said no amount of time is enough to fully heal from the loss of a child. by Janelle Finch COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Jennifer and Frank Stabile are caught in a never-ending bad dream. “It’s my worst nightmare to lose aContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Coeur d’Alene family remembers son lost to fentanyl poisoning.”

Opioid Crisis Fridays: The CDC has abandoned pain patients. Its new opioids guidelines are all for show.

Ironically, the CDC is likely to find out that far from closing the book on the opioids question, the updated guidance will create even more suspicion among the public. by Peter Pischke How many innocent lives must be harmed before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changes course on prescription opioids? The CDC recently released opioidContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Fridays: The CDC has abandoned pain patients. Its new opioids guidelines are all for show.”

8 Signs You May Be With The Wrong Person

by Matthew Coast There’s nothing as unnerving as doubt. Sometimes doubt can be self-preservation, the nagging conscience that keeps us out of trouble. But sometimes doubt can be self-defeating – the obsessive thoughts that prevent us from being happy. The conflicting thoughts that unravel the things you want, and only reinforce negative attitudes. The questionContinue reading “8 Signs You May Be With The Wrong Person”

Overcoming the Desire for External Validation

by Above the Middle on Medium All of us want to feel as if we’re of value, accepted, loveable, and cared for in our lives. This drive for value; be it in the form of a romantic relationship, friendship, or work, is the driving force that allows us to function in a social society. MostContinue reading “Overcoming the Desire for External Validation”

5 Signs It’s Time to Say “Enough” and Walk Away

Don’t hold on too long. Know when it’s time to go by Crystal Jackson I would never have stopped trying. I know that about myself. If he was in it with me, I would have done whatever it took to nurture that connection. But I was, as I’ve often been, alone in the relationship. AtContinue reading “5 Signs It’s Time to Say “Enough” and Walk Away”

This Is What It Looks Like When A Narcissist Collapses

Narcissists are their own worst enemies. This is what it looks like when they finally collapse on themselves. by E.B. Johnson What happens when someone with NPD is exposed to their manipulative behavior? Your average person may feel some shame, they may even withdraw. Eventually, however, life goes on. Things are a lot more complicated forContinue reading “This Is What It Looks Like When A Narcissist Collapses”

7 Most Common Reasons People Struggle With Depression After Getting Married

Life is an adventure. We handle bad scenarios, depression, guilt, and anxiety differently. By Jacob Maslow Marriage is supposed to be your day to shine in the sun — the happiest day of your life. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always end up that way, and too often, it’s easy to get mired in the depth of depressionContinue reading “7 Most Common Reasons People Struggle With Depression After Getting Married”

Mental Health Stigmas

Courtesy of the Nami Site Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition characterized by difficulties regulating emotion. This means that people who experience BPD feel emotions intensely and for extended periods of time, and it is harder for them to return to a stable baseline after an emotionally triggering event. This difficulty can leadContinue reading “Mental Health Stigmas”