Stresses and strains of life today can take various forms. We can feel embattled, place blame on others and ourselves. We have a range of articles that can help you cope with stress, anxieties, depression, and anger, and how to better manage how we react to situations.
In 20 years of clinical practice I have found that almost invariably anxiety and panic attacks are not conditions in themselves but are signals telling us that something else is wrong and needs to be attended to.
Most people think fairy tales are only for children. If one looks more closely, you will find fairy-tales, fables and stories from quite a few cultures that are for adolescents, young adults, middle-aged folks and even elders.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 18.8 million adult Americans suffer from depression during any one-year period. Many do not even recognize that they have a condition that can be treated very effectively.
People who experience or witness horrible events such as school shootings, combat, rape, torture, natural disasters, accidents or other things in which their physical safety and life -- or the safety and life of others -- was in danger have experienced a traumatic stress.
Whether tragic events touch your family personally or are brought into your home via newspapers and television, you can help children cope with the anxiety that violence, death, and disasters can cause.