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”

Mental Health Mondays: 5 Things to Do When the Holidays Aren’t Exactly Uplifting

1. Say “No” If You Feel Overwhelmed. There are only so many functions you can attend (or host), especially if you are busy with your day-to-day obligations and have limited time off. Trying to be too many places or get your house looking pristine for company can make get-togethers that are supposed to be enjoyableContinue reading “Mental Health Mondays: 5 Things to Do When the Holidays Aren’t Exactly Uplifting”

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”

Mental Health Mondays: Socratic Method Could Radically Improve Your Mental Well-Being.

by Jon Hawkins This is what happens when you start to ask questions. The Socratic method is predicated on asking questions. It takes our assumptions and enters them into a dialogue. It involves critically asking about those presuppositions, to discover whether they are in fact true. It asks questions like: According to Socrates, this methodContinue reading “Mental Health Mondays: Socratic Method Could Radically Improve Your Mental Well-Being.”