On Bullying and Suicide

I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.  ― Ned Vizzini With the recent death by … Continue reading

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Healthy University: Episode 33 – Dealing with Depression with Becky from Not Just Depressed

Blog author of “Not Just Depressed”, Becky, talks with Alan Eisenberg about her journey through her depression. Becky is 27 and from the UK. After being diagnosed with depression and anxiety she created her blog Not Just Depressed that has a positive view on mental health. Becky candidly shares her story … Continue reading

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Why Won’t Bullying End?

A lot of you cared, just not enough. ― Jay Asher This week, we saw another child, thirteen-year-old Daniel Fitzpatrick, take his own life, leaving a note telling of all the bullying he endured and how he just couldn’t go on. He tied a belt around his neck and hung … Continue reading

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Sharing a Feeling Called Loneliness

Yes they’re sharing a drink they call loneliness, but it’s better than drinking alone. ~ Billy Joel “The Piano Man” The picture here was taken this week by me while walking alone on the beach. As I took the picture, I sensed in myself a feeling of being alone and … Continue reading

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Fake It Until You Make It

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. ~ Albert Ellis I remember having a conversation with a doctor … Continue reading

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Healthy University: Episode 31 – Dr. Ellen deLara on Bullying Scars

Family therapist and author, Dr. Ellen deLara, talks with host, Alan Eisenberg, about the scars that bullying can leave on people, long after the abuse has ended. Dr. Ellen Walser deLara is a family therapist and an associate professor at the School of Social Work at Syracuse University. Her areas of research expertise … Continue reading

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Living with Contentment

“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.”  ― John Stuart Mill “I am never happy,” I told my mentor.” “Never?” he asked me. “Do you expect to be happy all the time. So you are never happy?” “Well, maybe … Continue reading

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