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 | 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: April 2, 2016 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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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Mental illnesses Are No-Fault Disorders

Published: October 10, 2010 | Last Updated: September 1, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

Congress has designated the first week of October each year as Mental Illness Awareness Week. These are no-fault disorders.

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“What a Difference a Friend Makes” Video and Essay Contest

Published: July 24, 2010 | Last Updated: July 24, 2010 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

SAMHSA and the Ad Council have announced the What a Difference a Friend Makes Contest.   "Friendship and support are key aspects of recovery from mental health problems. Individuals are more likely to seek help in an environment of acceptance and understanding. SAMHSA and the Ad Council have launched this video and essay contest to […]

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Susan Boyle needs your friendship and support

Published: June 2, 2009 | Last Updated: June 2, 2009 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

The emotional fallout of Susan Boyle’s unexpected and disappointing defeat on Saturday night was clearly devastating. The front-runner failed to take first place on the finale of Britain’s Got Talent, losing to a teenage dance group called Diversity. It’s hard to imagine how this somewhat shy and private middle-aged woman must have felt to have […]

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