Suicide Prevention and Warning Signs

No one likes to talk about it. But the truth is that suicide rates are rising in America and almost everyone has been touched, either directly or indirectly, by this tragic reaction to stressful life situations.  Death, particularly by suicide, is nearly impossible to understand. Yet, so many who grieve the loss of someone who … Continue reading Suicide Prevention and Warning Signs

Addictive Behaviors and Recovery

A friend of mine recently observed that I have an addictive personality. While my addictions to things such as caffeine, bargain hunting, and social media are not life threatening, the statement prompted me to wonder why some people have addictive behaviors while others appear to be asymptomatic.         .By definition, a person with … Continue reading Addictive Behaviors and Recovery

Symptoms and Treatment for Panic Attacks

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no apparent cause or immediate danger. Panic attacks can be extremely frightening, and you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Panic attacks may occur with or without a known trigger. According … Continue reading Symptoms and Treatment for Panic Attacks