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Dec

14

Getting Someone to Psychiatric Treatment Can Be Difficult and Inconclusive

Posted By: wbhazel1 on December 14, 2011 at 7:25 am

This was a fascinating article written by G. Sulzberger and Benedict Carey for The New York Times. It speaks to the often emotionally and physically exhausting task to get someone who you think would benefit with behavioral health assessment and/or intervention to acquiece to receiving this support. It speaks to the inherent rights of individuals to decide their own destiny, limited public resources dedicated to mental health services and the oft futility of after release the client must be trusted to comply with future appointments and/or medication management. In the helping professions particularly with addictions treatment we get a fair share (75%?) of involuntary clients. We get them pulled, pushed or wheeled in by parents, spouses, employers or the criminal justice system. Please enjoy this article as I believe it will give us helping professionals some added insight into who is walking through our doors.

William B. Hazel, III,
ACSW, LCSW, LADC

Getting Someone to Psychiatric Treatment Can Be Difficult and Inconclusive

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Nov

27

Learning to Listen to Distressed Classmates

Posted By: wbhazel1 on November 27, 2011 at 10:38 am

This is article written by Abigail Sullivan Moore for the New York Times is a welcome read as it provides us helping professionals with an ounce of prevention if you will. It discusses a student support center and additional resources for college students who may find that life’s challenges have become a bit unmanageable. There is no need to review recent campus tragedies to know that oft times young people today are under an immense amount of stress and pressure with multiple competing demands and all too often little external support. It is good to know that such resources exist and I’m glad many campuses fully recognize this need.

It is no secret that young people often go to their peers for advice, help or just to be a listening board of sorts. It is refreshing that these peers learn to recognize warning signs of despair AND know how to make it sound ok to seek help from a qualified professional. Please enjoy the article:

William B. Hazel, III,
ACSW, LCSW, LADC

Learning to Listen to Distressed Classmates

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Oct

16

Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight

Posted By: wbhazel1 on October 16, 2011 at 10:15 am

This is an article from my New York Times collection written by Benedict Carey on June 23, 2011. It is my personal favorite which I’d like to share with the widest possible dissemination. It is a story of courage demonstrated by a true pioneer in the helping professions a shaper of treatment modalities throughout the world. It is the result of an interview with Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, Psychologist, Researcher and Therapist of The University of Washington and the guru and creator if you will of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy or DBT for short. DBT is used worldwide as an extremely effective treatment for severely suicidal patients, clients and consumers. She has bravely contributed new and useful knowledge about Borderline Personality Disorder and the amelioration of suicidal/parasuicidal behaviors. She has taught us to reduce the effect of emotional dysregulation.

Dr. Linehan revealed after over 30 years of professional practice that she too suffered and now lives with this mental illness much like the patients she has cared for and taught us techniques with great success. Please enjoy this article.

Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight

The Power Of Rescuing Others

Coming Out With Mental Illness

Marsha Linehan and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Marsha Linehan, the creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, talks at the 1st NEABPD Meet and Greet Event

Marsha Linehan NEA-BPD Event

The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder hosts its first “Meet and Greet” experts in the the field of borderline personality disorder. The event was held at Bergorf Goodman where over 100 people had the opportunity to talk …

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Aug

28

Social Anxiety Disorder – What You Need To Know

Posted By: Chris Scarborough on August 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

Social anxiety disorder or social phobia refers to the constant fear of being evaluated or criticized by other people. Excessively self-conscious to the point that they feel that everyone around them is looking at them and judging them harshly are the people who suffer from social phobia. They would then be anxious, nervous, and afraid of the world around them. People with social phobia would see parties and other everyday social situations as highly intimidating ordeals.

When it comes to this problem, the key is that those who suffer from social anxiety want to be liked. They want very much to be seen as witty, dynamic and sociable. What they want is to fit in. But due to the fact that their anxiety about not performing well in public is so strong, their best efforts are therefore crippled. They freeze when they meet new people, particularly if they want these people to like them, for instance because they feel attracted to them or because they look up to them. They are afraid that their anxiety will be noticeable and this fear causes the anxiety to grow and turn into a vicious cycle.

Usually developing early is social anxiety and it can be a chronic, unrelenting, and torturous condition if it doesn’t have adequate treatment. However, with suitable care, it is possible to overcome social phobia altogether.

Social anxiety disorder is often associated with other psychiatric disorders and it is an illness that customarily runs a chronic course. When it comes to social anxiety disorders, the duration is frequently lifelong. Yet in these times, there is no need for it to be. Within the reach of nearly all sufferers is the significant improvements in the quality of life.

From a neurobiological point of view, low levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotomin are commonly associated with social anxiety. Research shows that people with social phobia are five times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease in later life – Parkinson’s is caused by abnormally low levels of dopamine. But from a pharmaceutical point of view, providing very efficient treatment for social phobia are drugs which boost levels of these neurotransmitters.

The CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and CGBT (Cognitive Group Behavioural Therapy) are among the most effective of the psychological treatments. In supportive environments, social phobics can learn to address their fears and can steadily overcome them. With the help of a therapist, these people can find a more constructive way to view their fears and they can also develop strategies for coping. The advantage of group therapy is that they can meet and interact with fellow sufferers, which will help them to realize that they are not facing their problems alone.

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Aug

11

Citizens Frequently Consider Self Improvement

Posted By: Lillian Powell on August 11, 2011 at 8:00 am

A lot of people at present are thinking of self improvement which is a very vague topic. This gives an idea to a person of upgrading herself or himself. People with different walks of lives are now getting conscious on how to improve for the better. Now it would also depend on the personal needs of the person as well as its capacity to pursue its goal.

The common main concern to acquire improvement is to make an impression to the other people, which are not supposed to be stressed. It is healthier if the inspiration is not from anybody but from you alone. Just do whatever the things that you wish for yourself.

Only a little quantity of individuals finds it easy to change but there are a lot that find it a tough choice to aim for. Many have sought assistance just to get the answers on how to change. Yet it is always advisable to know the exact need to be changed to be able to get the accurate respond.

Now in this generation there are a lot of answers or easy techniques that are available and handy to seek help for this common dilemma. Try to think what aspect would be changed for the better. It can be physical change, emotional or anything that you might think that needs improvement.

There are also cases that a person does not only prefer to improve one aspect on his or her life. In any goals it would always be advisable to accomplish first the easier task before the harder ones.

Looking at those successful people, they were not born that way, they surely have done something to be on that position. So considering self improvement not only limits into what to change and how to do it but most importantly to start doing actions to pursue it.

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Aug

05

The Very Best Life Coaching Membership Site Launch Techniques

Posted By: James Redder on August 5, 2011 at 8:16 am

Launching your own successful membership website isn’t a one time thing; you have to get a strong start before you launch so that you are better able to get a good response. Keep reading to learn some of the things that you can do to make sure that your own launch is a wild success. (See life coaching here)

Figure Out Your Pre-Launch Startup Budget: You are going to have to spend at least a little bit of money during your start up; it’s how you make sure things get done. In order to keep yourself from accidentally over-spending on anything you should try to figure out a workable budget for your pre-launch.

Begin with the test phase and figure out exactly how much money you will need to spend to get tasks completed professionally and on time. You need to focus on minimizing costs because the less you spend during your start up, the easier it will be to direct future funds effectively.

Quantify the Economics of Your Website: There is a lot that can be learned by studying the economics of a particular website. In other words, try and make some valid assumptions so that you have some ground to work on. For example, freemium business model sites (sites with free and paid memberships) should offer you some good ideas about how many people will want free memberships and how many people are willing to pay for you. Ask yourself questions like “how much is a good price for an annual subscription”? Do you have any other readily available income sources? How much does it cost for you to attract a new member? How much will it take to keep premium members happy? Answering these questions will give you the bedrock you need for creative solutions to other problems.

Perform a Membership Site Market Study: When doing an online market study for your niche idea, you’ll find that it’s extremely helpful to know what your target audience is searching for, the kind of keywords they’re using and how they’re using the search engines to find your site. It also helps you understand whether your targeted idea is viable or not, which will allow you to tweak it further.

Do a Membership Site Market Study: When you perform your online market study within your niche you will find out how people use the search engines to find you, how they search for you and which keywords they like best. You can also use it to understand if your target idea is actually viable and make any changes if doing so is necessary.

You can use any one of the many keyword tools out there for this market study; just make sure you dig deeper to find out if there are ideas to be found beyond your primary keywords. The clearer you are about your chosen market, the easier it is going to be for you to promote your membership site. Knowing if there is actually a demand for the idea behind your website is important to know prior to your launch. In order to guarantee your membership site’s success you need to get all of the different variables correct so that, in the long run, your foundation is strong enough to guarantee your success.

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