Unpleasant truths you need to face.

Unpleasant truths you need to face.

By David Joel Miller

Life principles you need to accept. Truths you need to face

Truths you need to face
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Do you spend a lot of your time and energy worrying about what others will think of you? Low self-esteem? Do you beat yourself up because you made mistakes and think everyone knows about it? Here are some huge life principles you may need to consider when evaluating your life.

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Hope- the missing Mental Health ingredient.

Hope- the missing Mental Health ingredient.

By David Joel Miller

Without hope treatment for mental illness is ineffective. Hope

Hope

A large doses of hope may turn out to be the most effective treatment for mental illness. It is an ingredient that has been missing from treatment programs for far too long.

The conventional wisdom, when it comes to mental health, turns out to not be true.  For a long time there has been the belief that there are…

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Times you need to change

Times you need to change

By David Joel Miller

10 Warning signs that it is time to change your life Need to Change

Need to Change
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Dedication and perseverance are important characteristics. Plenty has been written about the need to persevere when times get hard. It is equally important to know when there are things in your life that are holding you back and when it is time to stop doing things that are…

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Happy life skills.

By David Joel Miller

Happy child

Happy child
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Want a happier life? Learn these skills.

A happy life does not just happen by chance. Happiness is not a commodity that can be bought with large quantities of money. Having good skills to manage your money can make life less stressful. Having good happy life skills can increase the level of happiness in any life. Here are some…

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Today is World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day

By David Joel Miller

Raising awareness of mental health issues.

Today is the official World Mental Health Day. Each year on October tenth a day is set aside to remind people about the importance of good Mental Health and Mental Wellness. World Mental Health Day is an initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health and is supported by WHO (World Health Organization.)

The theme for 2014 is…

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Learning to love yourself.

Learning to love yourself.

By David Joel Miller

If you do not like yourself you make it hard for others to like you.

During the growing up process you can accumulate a lot of negative attitudes towards yourself. Someone told you that you were less-than or not worthwhile and you may well have believed them. An important part of recovery is learning to like and eventually to love you.

Developing a healthy respect and…

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How to tame and train emotions and feelings.

How to tame and train emotions and feelings.

By David Joel Miller

3 step process for making feelings a part of your recovery. Emotional Regulation

Managing feelings
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There was a time, back in the Victorian days when feelings were suspect and the goal was to stop feeling and to think logically. This approach has resulted in feelings and intuition getting a bad name.

If you have struggled with an emotional or mental illness,…

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Do you believe these happiness lies ?

Do you believe these happiness lies ?

By David Joel Miller

Happy child

Happy child

Most of us have some lies we tell ourselves every day. You may have been told these lies by others. Some are little ones and keep up hope. The big ones can make you miserable unless you face them.

  1. Once X happens then I will be happy.

More money, a new relationship or finally reaching a goal all sounds like things that should make you happy. The truth is more…

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What causes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD?

What causes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD?

By David Joel Miller

What do were really know about who gets ADHD and why?

ADHD

ADHD
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Developmental Psychopathology is the discipline that studies why one person gets a mental illness and another does not. This discipline also looks at how a disorder develops over the life time. Developmental psychopathology has a lot to tell us about who gets ADHD and why.

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Top Ten Life mistakes you need to avoid.

Top Ten Life mistakes you need to avoid.

By David Joel Miller

Top ten life mistakes to avoid. Mistakes to avoid

10 Mistakes to avoid
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When you are rushing through life there are things that look important and things that look like you can put them off. Eventually you need to stop and take another look at your life. Avoid these life mistakes if you can. If you have already made some of these change and do better.…

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