Mental Health
A rule of thumb when listening to candidates on the national stage is to pay special attention to sweeping generalizations, for they may mean the opposite – consciously or unconsciously.  There are no negatives in the unconscious, so when someone says, “I am not a crook” he had to think…
For most of us, the holidays are a delightful time to share the joys of family life and friendship. But for many elderly adults in particular, the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing and even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account. Kurt Kazanowski, MS,…

Depression and Stress

Sunday, September 7, 2014
In times such as these…nothing is more critical to protect and more easily swept away than your sense of your own mental health.  Icons are passing on … wars are waging on … and life goes on… but with the daily challenges of loss, fluctuations in the economy, the challenge…

Alcoholism Primer

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
WHAT IS ALCOHOLISM? A PRIMER Compiled by Pamela Brewer Alcoholism is a disease. The person who struggles with the disease truly does struggle. It is important to remember that someone who is drinking in excess is not someone who is happy, rather, someone who is in pain – emotional pain…

Newly Diagnosed? So Now What?!?

Sunday, October 19, 2014
10 Things To Do Next... Your head may be spinning.  Now you have this new label you didn't have before.  Or perhaps it's your loved one... You may not know what to do, what to think, how to feel... You are not alone... Neither with the diagnosis or with the…

Alcoholism

Monday, March 31, 2014
WHAT IS ALCOHOLISM? Alcoholism is a disease. The person who struggles with the disease truly does struggle. It is important to remember that someone who is drinking in excess is not someone who is happy, rather, someone who is in pain? Emotional pain? Excess alcohol is used as a way…