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Poetry, the creative process and mental illness

By Alex Hudson BBC News Poet Luke Wright has to be in a relaxed, stress-free frame of mind to begin writing Byron was “mad, bad and dangerous to know” according to one lover, Keats was driven to distraction by obsessive love and Sylia Plath ended her own life.Depression, madness and insanity are themes which have […]

An Uncertain New Year – Lets Make It Happy

 How families are changing and connecting in our multicultural, e-centric world. An Uncertain New Year – Let’s Make It Happy What separates the hopeless from the hopeful? By Dr. Ana Nogales,Jan 11 2011 – A new year has just begun-a time we associate with renewed energy and hope. And yet I see more unhappy people […]

Dealing with Your Children and Divorce During the Holidays

How to Deal with Your Children’s Anxieties Over Celebrating the Holidays with Separated or Divorced Parents.    Holidays can be a time to anticipate with excitement and happiness, or with anxiety and sadness, depending on what is happening in your life and family. For children of separated and divorced parents, the holidays are often a […]

How to get happy

Boks relay what they’ve found in research and in life Howard Gardner,  the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, moderated a discussion with Derek Bok , who recently penned “The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn From the New Research on Well-Being,” and his wife Sissela, who is the author of “Exploring Happiness: From […]

Morgan’s Voice

In 1996, SSRI antidepressant medications were considered perfectly safe by the FDA. Now, these very popular drugs are required to carry a warning: “Antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders . . . ” Unfortunately, these warnings came too […]

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