cope with the grief, fear, and anger that accompany divorce; adjust to having two homes and changes in financial status; assert their right to be teens, to separate from their parents' problems, and to love both parents; not get caught in the middle of battling parents; understand that the divorce is not their fault and overcome feelings of guilt.
Research tells us that teenagers in single-parent families and in blended families are 3 times more likely to need psychological help and that boys are more likely to become aggressive and girls are more likely to experience depression as a result of divorce. While this sounds like a grim picture, it's important to remember that there is help and that divorce need not leave a painful legacy. The Divorce Workbook for Teens helps teenagers come through their parent's divorce emotionally and psychologically intact.
Have you ever had a false friend-someone who you thought was on your side, but let you down in the end? Bulimia is a false friend, too. As you depend on it more and more, your life only gets worse and worse. You may have found that you need to hide food, mislead others, and schedule your bingeing and purging cycle in order to keep bulimia in your life. If you're ready to ditch bulimia and make room for the real friends in your life, you can. This book will show you how.
The Bulimia Workbook for Teens presents 42 exercises that will help you end the chaos of bulimia so that you can focus on becoming the person you really want to be. These exercises teach skills for overcoming bulimia based in cognitive behavioral therapy, a kind of therapy that psychologists use and research has shown really helps.
The skills in this workbook will help you to:
“I open my eyes. The room is dark. I hear yelling, smashed plates, and wish it was all a terrible dream.” Welcome to Mariel Hemingway’s intimate diary of her years as a girl and teen. In this deeply moving, searingly honest young adult memoir, actress and mental health icon Mariel Hemingway shares in candid detail the story of her troubled childhood in a famous family haunted by depression, alcoholism, mental illness, and suicide. Born just a few months after her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway, shot himself, Mariel’s mission as a girl was to escape the desperate cycles of debilitating mental health that had plagued generations of her family. In a voice that speaks to young readers everywhere, she recounts her childhood growing up in a family tortured by alcoholism (both parents), depression (her sister Margaux), suicide (her grandfather and four other members of her family), schizophrenia (her sister Muffet), and cancer (mother). It was all the young Mariel could do to keep her head. She reveals her painful struggle to stay sane as the youngest child in her family, and how she coped with the chaos by becoming OCD and obsessive about her food. Young readers who are sharing a similar painful childhood will see their lives and questions reflected on the pages of her diary—and they may even be inspired to start their own diary to channel their pain. Her voice will speak directly to teens across the world and tell them there is light at the end of the tunnel.
• A hugely important subject for millions (around 10% of Americans suffer from depression) of young adults who are perhaps growing up in families with mental illness, suicide, depression, schizophrenia, alcoholism, and depression, or who themselves suffer from it.
• Very few memoirs speak directly to YA readers about mental illness, depression, and what it is like growing up in a troubled family.
• Mariel Hemingway speaks honestly about her own experiences with depression, eating disorders, and OCD, and how she learned to overcome these issues.
Millions of children suffer from anxiety, which can be extremely limiting, causing kids to miss school, opt out of activities with friends, and refuse to speak or participate in a variety of situations. Furthermore, children who are diagnosed with anxiety or brought into therapy often feel embarrassed about not being “normal.” Focusing on the problem of anxiety can stress kids out and make them feel ashamed. But when the focus is on their strengths and their vivid imaginations, children are empowered to face their anxiety head-on.
The Anxiety Workbook for Kids is a fun and unique workbook grounded in evidence-based CBT and designed to help children understand their anxious thoughts within a positive framework—a perspective that will allow kids to see themselves as the highly imaginative individuals they are, and actually appreciate the role imagination plays in their anxiety. With this workbook, children will learn that, just as they are capable of envisioning vivid scenarios that fuel their anxiety, they are capable of using their imagination to move away from anxious thoughts and become the boss of their own worries.
With engaging CBT-based activities, games, and illustrations—and with a focus on imagination training and developing skills like problem solving, assertiveness, positive thinking, body awareness, relaxation, and mindfulness—this book will help kids stand up to worry and harness the power of their imagination for good.
Most solutions, given to an increasingly insane, world are basically leading to death faster than expected. When visiting a Psychologist, patients tend to be immediately convinced that the origin of their problem lies in childhood, what leads to months of appointments going nowhere specifically rather than the profit the psychologist can earn. It’s difficult to see anything different from this reality because doctors and therapists would lose their job and license if they did otherwise. Their medical career depends on specific procedures.
A profound research in the field of Mental Health would allow observing four facts:
Psychiatry follows a manual called DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) which has been changed over the past sixty years to suit Governmental purposes;
Most so-called psychological illnesses are created after the Pharmaceutical Industry launches a new drug in the market;
There’s no scientific measurement showing how a mental illness can be related to an imbalance within the body or how a balance can be reestablished;
There’s absolutely no relevant statistical evidence proving uplifting results from the use of drugs or electroconvulsive therapies in the treatment of Depression but there’re many showing how these treatments lead to apathy and suicide, as well as physical diseases.
The most famous psychiatric drugs, like prozac and lithium, have compounds such as fluoride, commonly found in rat poison, and are known to produce the following effects:
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS);
Diabetes – worsening symptoms;
Fibromyalgia (severe muscle weakness and/or pain with extremely sore spots on various bony areas);
Food intolerances that seem to come and go ;
Gastrointestinal problems – irritable bowel, nausea, diarrhea without apparent cause, heartburn and upper bowel pain;
Heart palpitations and increased heart rate without exertion;
Kidney disease – worsening symptoms, kidney stones;
Teeth – loosening or needing to be extracted despite good hygiene and diet.
Often seems that the solution to a problem creates a bigger one.
Interestingly, this situation includes mainly victims of lobotomy, electroconvulsive therapy and Prozac, while modern medicine commonly labels patients in such state as “terminal”.
However, a situation can’t be that bad before reaching what can be defined as a path of choices.
Everyone chooses to live or die, to pursue dreams or embrace nightmares, to accept love or indulge in self-destructing acts.
We must recognize that drugs are used in Psychiatry, because, if an individual can’t do much for himself, neither can the Therapist.
Drugs suppress human emotions and represent self-acknowledgment in lacking ability to take responsibility for them.
The point of no return starts when the individual gives away his right to be responsible for his fate or is somehow forced to do so.
To know how to cure mental illness we must necessarily study personal choices and the lack of them, in order to find a path for rehabilitation before it’s too late.