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12-21   7 ways to prevent loneliness during the holidays

Posted in Emotion, Mental Health

The holidays are full of love, laughter, cheer, gifts, gingerbread cookies and Christmas trees, or at least according to many greeting card companies and the thousands of holiday commercials that start broadcasting the day after Halloween. For many, the holidays can be a magnificent time of year, but for others the holidays can magnify feelings […]

How does alcohol use impact our happiness?

07-15   How does alcohol use impact our happiness?

Posted in Alcohol, Coping, Emotion

“Death: ‘THERE ARE BETTER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN ALCOHOL, ALBERT.’ Albert: ‘Oh, yes, sir. But alcohol sort of compensates for not getting them.’” – English author, Sir Terry Pratchett Not so much, it turns out. New research proves alcohol doesn’t necessarily make us happier When it comes to a shorter life of alcohol dependency, […]

05-30   The surprising benefits of male bonding

“I love you, man!” “Bromances” – an easier way to describe a tight, platonic friendship between two men – are often portrayed humorously. Male bonding is a faintly ridiculous thing, judging from television and movies, with a clownish aspect that invites jokes. Even now, guys aren’t expected to be emotionally open, even with each other. This […]

secret to real happiness

03-29   Three things are the secret to real happiness

Posted in Emotion, Recovery

And only one begins with an “S” (and it’s not that). In theory, these secrets seem obtainable enough; in reality, they’re frustratingly elusive. A study on happiness Robert Waldinger, the man holding the secrets, is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. His findings stem the data collected over 75 years from two […]


03-24   U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening of depression for all adults

Posted in Emotion, Mental Health

The new recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) encourage primary care physicians to initiate depression screening for all adult patients at least once, regardless of their risk factors. These recommendations have been updated from those in 2009, in two significant ways: The panel suggested screening for everyone of age 18 and older […]

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