Helping Someone with Schizophrenia

…have Schizophrenia – Tips for communicating with someone who has schizophrenia, handling a crisis, and avoiding relapses. (Schizophrenia.com) Finding a Good Residential Option for Someone with Severe Mental Illness – Provides suggestions…

Making Good Friends

…subject. Feel comfortable sharing things about themselves with you. As friendship works both ways, a friend is also someone you feel comfortable supporting and accepting, and someone with whom you…

Effective Communication

…Effective Communication (PDF) – How to communicate in groups using nonverbal communication and active listening techniques. (University of Maine) Some Common Communication Mistakes – And how to avoid them. (SucceedSocially.com) Print PDF…

Assisted Living Facilities

compliance. You can also check the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been lodged against the facility. Assisted living vs. other types of senior housing Assisted living…

Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues

depression Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues Depression is common in new mothers. Learn about the signs and symptoms—and what you can do to feel better. Depression in new mothers…

A Guide to Nursing Homes

…nursing homes resemble more of a medical facility, while others offer smaller communities and communal areas with a more homely feel. Activities. What events and activities are available for residents?…

Independent Living for Seniors

…Other common names for independent living include: Retirement communities Retirement homes Congregate care 62 and over or 55 and over apartments or communities Active adult or senior living communities Senior…

Coping with Losing a Pet

…a coworker, the loss of your independence, or the loss of emotional support. If you lived alone and the pet was your only companion, coming to terms with their loss…

The Benefits of Play for Adults

…tiny aggravations that may build up over time. Play at work Many dot-com companies have long recognized the link between productivity and a fun work environment. Some encourage play and…

Orthorexia Nervosa

…than specific nutritional value. Orthorexia and obsessive-compulsive disorder Along with anorexia, orthorexia also shares symptoms with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Some similar tendencies include recurring thoughts about food and health that…