Tag: mental health

My Friend Has Mental Health Problems: How Can I Help Her?

Published: October 12, 2020 | Last Updated: October 12, 2020 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
My Friend Has Mental Health Problems: How Can I Help Her?

When a friend has mental health problems it can be hard to know how to help, especially during the pandemic.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Problems Making Friends

Published: April 24, 2016 | Last Updated: November 29, 2023 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mom worries that symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder are hindering her daughter’s relationships.

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Teen with anxiety issues feels frustrated by her best friend

Published: November 25, 2015 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Anxiety issues can challenge friendships, even close ones.

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Feeling drained by a friend

Published: July 28, 2013 | Last Updated: July 28, 2013 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

If you feel totally drained by a friend, it’s prudent to change things not only for you but also for her.

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Social Anxiety and Friendship: A First-Person Account

Published: November 20, 2012 | Last Updated: June 29, 2023 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
Social Anxiety and Friendship: A First-Person Account

Social Anxiety can make it difficult to make and sustain friendships. I’m very appreciative to one of the readers of this blog, Jane, for her courage in sharing this post in the hope it would be useful to others.

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Five Tips on How To Break Up With a Friend

Published: September 3, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

Ending a relationship is never easy. But even close relationships with friends can reach their shelf lives or expiration dates. A friendship that once felt satisfying and easy begins to feel awkward, boring, stressful, edgy, competitive, draining, or uncomfortable – or all of the above.   A previous post I wrote for NBC Universal Life […]

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Worrying about a depressed friend

Published: June 15, 2011 | Last Updated: September 8, 2014 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

How do you deal with a seriously depressed friend who says he wants to die?

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Me, me, me: When friendship is a one-way street

Published: April 11, 2009 | Last Updated: April 25, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

One-way friendships can be very frustrating.

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America can no longer afford to fail our citizens with serious mental illnesses

Published: March 13, 2009 | Last Updated: March 13, 2009 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

This is off-topic but important: Please read my latest post on HuffPo and check out your own state. Then do something about it! Tell a friend, call your legislator, and join your local NAMI so you can make a difference . Best, Irene

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