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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…

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…

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…

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 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-…

When life gives you lemons: A resource for young people dealing with depression and anxietyWritten by young people who have been there, this book provides an understanding of what depression and anxiety is like, and helps make sense of it all. Practical advice is given on how to deal with depression and anxiety. This resource is an excellent for young people. It could also be used to give parents an idea of what their adolescent is going through. Recommended by both Clinical Psychologist, counsellors and teachers for adolescents and their parents, the book provides and insightful look…

When the Mind Fails: A Guide to Dealing with IncompetencyIncompetency is loss of the ability to make, and act on, your own decisions and with the aging of North America’s population, it is increasingly widespread. It can happen to anyone and many people want to plan for its possibility in order to ensure their own care and protection. Incompetency can cause great, but often avoidable, suffering and emotional anguish to those afflicted by it, as well as the relatives and friends who care for them. People in health care, financial services, and law m…

Dealing With Depression NaturallyDepression clouds the lives of millions, making antidepressant drugs hugely popular, in spite of their expense and often severe side effects. The ever-versatile human body has the resources to fight depression. Syd Baumel presents two dozen methods of activating this healing potential, ranging from vitamins and other nutritional substances to focused exercises and meditation….

Family Guide to Emotional Wellness: Proven Self-Help Techniques and Exercises for Dealing With Common Problems and Building Crucial Life SkillsHere is an indispensable resource that belongs next to your household’s medical manual. Tested self-help techniques teach you how to cope with unexpected crises or deal with anxiety or depression. Learn to help family members change old habits into a healthier lifestyle and raise children who are confident about taking on new challenges and responsibilities….