Mental Health

Relieve Stress With This Simple Breathing Technique

April 13, 2015
Watch the video about the Éiriú Eolas breathing technique and what makes it so effective, and learn how to master not only your breath, but also your emotional response to difficult and trying situations. Read…

The Negative Consequences of Abuse and Trauma

June 25, 2013
Behind the bulk of mental health problems are “really bad, serious things that are disturbing children over a long period of time,” says Dr. Colin Ross, talking about the psychological impact of childhood trauma and sexual abuse featured in this post. Read…

Depression Has A Safety Net

November 15, 2012
So, you have taken a tumble into depression. Perhaps it felt like you were desperately trying to balance on a tightrope, and fell. As I have discovered from years of dealing with depression, there is a safety net that can stop you from… Read…

The Hidden Consequences of Child Rape

March 12, 2011
“The amount of sexual abuse that takes place in our country is unacceptable, and even less acceptable is our nation’s sense of apathy,” wrote Dr. Boyce Watkins on his blog this week in response to recent arrests of eighteen men (thirteen adults and five juveniles) in Texas, on charges of gang raping an 11-year-old girl late last year. Read…

The Harm of Labels: A Story About Jack

November 03, 2010
Labelling someone with a mental disorder without exploring its underlying causes, and prescribing medication without appropriate counselling can create huge harm. This story shows the role early childhood trauma can play in creating mental illness, and the huge waste of talent it leaves in its wake. Read…

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