Living with Someone Who is Mentally Ill – How to Keep Your Chin Up

Living with Someone Who is Mentally Ill – How to Keep Your Chin Up Caring for someone who is mentally ill can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be an insurmountable task, or take away your own identity either. Often, with your help and that of others, such as a therapist, someone with a mental illness can pull themselves …

Filing for Bankruptcy Doesn’t Have to Bankrupt Your Self-Esteem

Filing for Bankruptcy Doesn’t Have to Bankrupt Your Self-Esteem Living paycheck to paycheck is very stressful. Filing for bankruptcy is even more so. So many people tie their self-worth to their net worth that dealing with financial pitfalls can take hard emotional tolls on one’s psyche. Just because you are having financial trouble, maybe even serious financial trouble, it doesn’t …

How Being Homeless Can Hurt Your Self-Esteem

How Being Homeless Can Hurt Your Self-Esteem Homelessness affects everyone, and no one is above becoming homeless. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, roughly 2.3 to 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness at least once a year, with more than 600,000 being homeless on any given night. Often, homelessness becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, when someone who becomes homeless loses …

Opiates and Why So Many Are Becoming Addicted to Them

Opiates and Why So Many Are Becoming Addicted to Them Opiates are found naturally in the opium poppy plant. They contain the psychoactive compounds found in drugs like morphine and codeine. The term opiate is different from the much broader term opioid, which includes all drugs with morphine-like effects, including opiates. Opiates are listed as drugs of high abuse potential …