Depression - Family

The Long Shadow of Child Abuse

Why victims of child abuse can find themselves struggling with mental health issues decades later.

Co-Counseling: A DIY Option for Psychological Help

Inexpensive and self-directed, co-counseling may be a great way to explore your issues.

Why You Need a Support Network to Face Depression

What benefits come from a strong support network, and where can you find one of your own?

How Being "Out" Affects Your Well-Being

A new study reveals how being open about your sexuality can bode well for your health.

Key Treatments for PTSD

Here are five common therapies that have shown promise for those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Dial Down the Heat on Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are a well-known, frequently-complained-about source of discomfort brought on by menopause. Here's how to get relief from these and other "more-than-just annoyances."

Chiropractic Care: Benefits Beyond the Back

Spinal manipulation is a helpful element of ongoing pain treatment for many. Learn what to expect from your visit to the chiropractor.

12 Ways to Break Out of a Bad Mood...Fast!

These simple tips will help you clear away the clouds to let the sunshine in again.

Health Risks in the Wake of a Hurricane

What are the key health risks you need to be aware of after a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy?

Trauma After the Storm

In the wake of Sandy, be aware of the psychological impact such a disaster can bring.

How an Economic Downturn Affects Your Health

When the downturn boosts death rates, it's time to identify the issues and make changes where you can.

ADHD in the Classroom

For students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can present a host of unique challenges and opportunities.

Are You in a Toxic Relationship?

Learn how to spot the warning signs and break the vicious cycle.

Caring for Loved Ones Is More Rewarding Than Expected

Study shows that preparedness makes all the difference when it comes to caregiving.

Should You Watch TV Before Bed?

Approximately two-thirds of adults watch TV in the hour before they go to bed. If you have ongoing sleep problems, ask yourself if you're one of them.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Could Your Child Have This?

While some disobedience is a normal part of a child's development, overly troubling behavior is not. Watch out for these signs.

Emotional Benefits of Being a Working Mom

Balancing office and home life can create conflicts between demands and stress from both sides. But there may also be healthy benefits to working outside the home.

I've starting taking care of my ailing mom, and it's taking a toll on my marriage. How can I find a balance?

If you are a caregiver to a family member, it's not selfish to want to tend to your own needs and whims.

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

A study conducted at the University of Hawaii's animal science department of 106 pet owners found that almost a third experienced grief that lasted six months or more after their pet's death. Twelve percent reported that their grief caused major disruptions in their lives.

How to Handle National Grief

Here are tips for working through grief in a healthy way when it involves an entire community.

5 Keys to Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

Strong parenting and emotional well-being are closely connected. Dr. Gerald Newmark, author of the book "How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children," offers his top child-rearing strategies.

Learning to Cope After the Death of a Child

Everyone copes with loss in his or her own way. If you've lost a child, you can find a multitude of organizations, books, blogs, and support groups to help you. Behind them all, you'll find parents who have also suffered the same loss.

Stressed Out? Take a Hike

When faced with a 40-plus hour work week, bills to pay, and trekking the kids to-and-fro, how do you let loose? This summer, make it a point to relieve your stress by utilizing the great outdoors.

Let It Out: Healthy Ways to Express Anger

Sure, expressing your emotions in positive ways can be a challenge, but keeping them bottled up is likely to lead to an explosion down the road.

How to be Superwoman

Women simultaneously give their best as professionals, mothers, wives, friends, sisters, daughters, and more. They work inside and outside the home and somehow find time for everyone...except the one person who is most important: Herself.

4 Tips for Caring for a Depressed Senior

Have you noticed changes in your aging parent or another elderly adult you care for? It may be depression. Depression in seniors is prevalent—and often overlooked.

Overcoming Family Issues for Bipolar Parents

Parenting certainly has challenges. So when a parent has a mental illness such as bipolar disorder, it adds another whole dimension to the family dynamics.

Sleep Deprivation and Teen Depression

If your teenager seems depressed, the problem could be in the bedroom.

One of my family members seems to be severely depressed. What could/should I do—if anything at all?

Forensic psychologist Debra Warner answers a reader's question about how to help a loved one that suffers from severe depression.

Social Factors for LGBT Youth

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) youth face distinct challenges both in school and out. It is important for parents and educators to understand the high levels of stress that LGBT youth feel and to be able to recognize warning signs associated with that stress.
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