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LCSW vs. Wellness Coach: Completing the picture, By Joyce Hull LMSW

LCSW vs. Wellness Coach: Completing the picture, By Joyce Hull LMSW

As health care costs rise and accessibility to health care benefits diminish, it would not be unreasonable to say there is a growing trend for individuals to take personal health and wellbeing into their own hands, referred to as personal responsibility.  Individuals, in growing numbers, are seeking less traditional approaches to health care, as are […]

Antipsychotic Use in Foster Children Stacia Barrett, LMSW

Antipsychotic Use in Foster Children  Stacia Barrett, LMSW

Those that have followed the foster care system in the last decades are likely well aware that a substanyial portion of youth are prescribed antipsychotics. In a study on antipsychotic use among Medicaid-Insured Children and Adolescents Burcu, Zito, Ibe, and Safer (2014) found that this use is often off label and for a longer duration […]

A Cause on the Horizon? By Sharon Kirkland, LMSW

A Cause on the Horizon? By Sharon Kirkland, LMSW

There are many Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been a hot button topic recently and with good cause.  The numbers of children diagnosed with the disorder have increased quite rapidly and it is now one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates one in eighty-eight children are diagnosed […]

CBT, Interpersonal therapy, and Health coaching, an interesting approach to therapy, By Joyce Hull LMSW

CBT, Interpersonal therapy, and Health coaching, an interesting approach to therapy, By Joyce Hull LMSW

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal therapy (IT) are two common approaches to treat mental health aliments such as depression.  CBT focuses on negative thought patterns and cognitive distortions.  Education and homework are important steps in the CBT therapeutic process with the focus on thoughts and behaviors.  Clients are encouraged to note their thought patterns to […]

Your Questions About Mental Health News

Your Questions About Mental Health News

Laura asks… What do you think about direct energy weapons use on citizens? I’m an innocent citizen of the USA, no crime history ever, and my medical records state “shot by air-projectile weapon”. Most my colon had to be surgically removed. I was harmed very badly. I almost died. Targeted Individual. Domestic terrorist groups are […]

Your Questions About Exercise Dementia Patients

Your Questions About Exercise Dementia Patients

Joseph asks… How do I loose baby fat and get back into shape fast? I have been on maternity leave for 6 months due to complications. I am suppose to be back to work in 6 weeks now that I have had my baby. I work in a pretty physical unit as a nurses aide […]

Wolves in Sheep Clothing? By Tiffany Marshall

Wolves in Sheep Clothing? By Tiffany Marshall

The DSM IV – TR states that people with Borderline Personality have a pattern of unstable and intense relationships. And they may idealize potential caregivers or lovers at the first or second meeting, demand to spend a lot of time together, and share the most intimate details early in a relationship. I came across an […]

Your Questions About Exercise Activities For Dementia Patients

Your Questions About Exercise Activities For Dementia Patients

Mandy asks… how long have you gone without sleep? I once stayed up for 30 some hours after a flight from NY to KL because i was playing mario the whole time and when i arrived i was visiting relatives. i ended up sleeping for 11 hrs after getting to the hotel! Read more on […]

Your Questions About Suicide In America 2012

Your Questions About Suicide In America 2012

Donna asks… what are some good young adult genre books? Okay so I am going one vacation in April (Yes i know I still have a lot of time) and I feel like the whole plane ride (From Rochester to The Bahamas) is going to be very long and boring (I feel this way because […]

Your Questions About Is Lithium Safe

Your Questions About Is Lithium Safe

James asks… What is the safest way to use lithium batteries under high load ? I want to use a couple of 18650 protected lithium batteries (3.7v 2500mAh) to heat up a little bit of nichrome wire (0.16mm, 50ohm/meter). I’ve read that if I use those lithium batteries they might explode so I would like […]

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