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When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart: Coping With Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, And The Problems That Tear Families ApartBehind nearly every adult who is accused of a crime, becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, or who is severely mentally ill and acting out in public, there is usually at least one extremely stressed-out parent. This parent may initially react with the bad news of their adult child behaving badly with, “Oh no!” followed by, “How can I help to fix this?” A very common third reaction is the thought, “Where did I go wrong–was it something I said or did, or that I failed to do when my child was growi…

How You Can Survive When They're Depressed: Living and Coping with Depression FalloutBehind nearly every adult who is accused of a crime, becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, or who is severely mentally ill and acting out in public, there is usually at least one extremely stressed-out parent. This parent may initially react with the bad news of their adult child behaving badly with, “Oh no!” followed by, “How can I help to fix this?” A very common third reaction is the thought, “Where did I go wrong–was it something I said or did, or that I failed to do when my child was growi…

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry If you feel anxious most of the time, you’re not alone. There is no one in the world who doesn’t feel anxious at some time. And it is even more common to feel anxious during adolescence, because so many changes are taking place in your body, your mind, and your emotions. The good news is that there are a lot of effective techniques you can use, both on your own and with the help of a counselor, to reduce your feelings of anxiety and learn how to keep them from taking over your life. This workbo…

The Illustrated MumA powerful novel about two sisters living in a very dysfunctional household with their tattoo-crazy mum, who is struggling to cope.      Dolphin adores her mother, Marigold. She’s got wonderful clothes, bright hair and vivid tattoos all over her body — a colourful lady, to match her colourful life. But Dolphin’s older sister, Star, is beginning to wonder if living with Marigold’s fiery, unpredictable moods is the best thing for the girls….

Dealing with Blue“Name your price, Suzy Blue. Everyone’s got one.”— Life used to be “normal” until Suzy Blue moves in with her mom, a hoarder. Then things turn secretive and claustrophobic. So when the charming neighbor boy, J.J. Radborne, wants to strike a deal, Suzy accepts. All he needs is a pretend girlfriend for bonfires, fun, and a possible prom date, and all she needs is driving lessons to get out of this town…for good.“You’re making a huge mistake, J.J.”— So says Gemma, J.J.’s ex-…

Dealing with Resistance in PsychotherapyResistance is an unfortunate term for the manifestation of defense mechanisms in the treatment situation. Use of the word to a psychoanalytically unsophisticated patient may evoke undesired consequences because to a patient, it implies deliberate intent and thus, blame. From the patient’s unconscious, or at time conscious, point of view, these defenses protect the individual from a variety of intrapsychic or interpersonal dangers. As long as these defenses are in play, the process of exploration…

Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar DisorderWhen you travel to a new city, it helps to have a map close at hand. On the first day of school, you need to have your schedule of classes. And if you’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect you may have it, then it’s even more important to have a guidebook within reach.Facing Bipolar will help you navigate the world of medications, therapists, and the up-and-down mood cycles common to the disorder. It clearly explains what bipolar disorder is and provides sound guidance for developin…

Getting Through My Parents' Divorce: A Workbook for Children Coping with Divorce, Parental Alienation, and Loyalty ConflictsIs your child stuck in the middle of a high-conflict divorce? In Getting Through My Parents’ Divorce, two psychologists and experts in parental alienation offer a fun and engaging workbook to help kids work through stressful or confusing emotions and feel safe and loved—no matter what.Divorce is never easy. But for kids who have parents in conflict with one another, or where one parent is so hostile that he or she is actively trying to undermine the kids’ relationship with the other parent, …

The Alzheimer's Advisor: A Caregiver's Guide to Dealing with the Tough Legal and Practical IssuesFor anyone who has ever cared for a person with Alzheimer’s, coping with the emotional, financial, and day-to-day issues can be grueling. While many people are aware of the physical effects of this disease, very few know how to handle the practical issues that can make dealing with a loved one or patient with Alzheimer’s that much more difficult. In The Alzheimer’s Advisor, Vaughn E. James offers an empathetic and straightforward guide to the legal and ethical dilemmas associated with this diso…

Dealing with Mental Illness (Issues)For anyone who has ever cared for a person with Alzheimer’s, coping with the emotional, financial, and day-to-day issues can be grueling. While many people are aware of the physical effects of this disease, very few know how to handle the practical issues that can make dealing with a loved one or patient with Alzheimer’s that much more difficult. In The Alzheimer’s Advisor, Vaughn E. James offers an empathetic and straightforward guide to the legal and ethical dilemmas associated with this diso…