An Alternative Treatment For Mental Illness: Orthomolecular Psychiatry

 

Mental Illness:

Mental illness has been in the forefront of the news lately. Twenty six innocent people lost their lives to someone with a mental illness. There are traditional approaches to mental illness such as anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs. Mental illness can also be addressed using alternative modalities. One such approach to mental illness . . . → Read More: An Alternative Treatment For Mental Illness:

Becoming a More Confident You.

A More Confident You

Do you want to learn how to become a more confident you?

I believe we are all genetically predisposed in the direction of strength, capable of building productive lives. Unfortunately, life experiences can have a way of corrupting those inborn talents. Perhaps our parents were overprotective, giving a message of . . . → Read More: Become a More Confident You. Step Out of the Box

Family Roles In Alcoholic Families: The Scapegoat

the scapegoat

 

According to Claudia Black, Phd. the family scapegoat is the child who acts out in inappropriate ways. He or she may get into trouble with the law and may get involved with drugs or alcohol, carrying on the family tradition of addictions.

The scapegoat may exhibit deficits as well as strengths in . . . → Read More: Family Roles In Alcoholic Families: The Scapegoat

Family Roles in Dysfunctional Families: The Placater Or People Pleaser

The Placater Or People Pleaser

 

I know this role really well. It’s one of the roles I played. So I really did not have to google this one. According to Claudia Black, Phd, the placater typically demonstrates the following strengths:

The placater is caring, compassionate, empathic, good listener, sensitve to others, giving, and has . . . → Read More: Family Roles in Dysfunctional Families: The Placater Or People Pleaser

Roles In Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families: The Family Mascot

The family mascot

 

In alchoholic families, the family mascot has a well defined function in taking the onus off the serious issue of alcoholism. By providing daily mega doses of humor, the family mascot keeps everyone laughing and enables the family to keep up one happy facade. Everything is alright as long as we’re . . . → Read More: Roles In Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families: The Family Mascot

Roles In Dysfuntional Families: The Family Hero

The Family Hero

 

In dysfunctional families, the family hero has a specific role to follow. The classic function of the family hero is to make the family look good. Others may get into trouble with drugs or alcohol. But the family hero decides not to go that route. The family hero gets a college . . . → Read More: Roles In Dysfunctional Families: The Family Hero