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…

Holiday Depression Among The Elderly

Monday, December 26, 2016
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

Friday, November 18, 2016
In times such as these…when stress seems to scream from the news with moment by moment speed - 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…

Alcoholism Primer

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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…