Sybil and Steve Wolin are co-directors of Project Resilience, a private organization in Washington DC that consults to schools, clinics and prevention agencies. They offer teaching materials, products and also provide information which they help you understand better and they also train you in it as well. These products deal with a strengths-based approach to young people and to older people as well, for such things as depression, violence, and alcoholism and substance abuse.
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Being in the military alone can be severely stressful. Adding a family, or a war, or threat of war to the equation definitely makes it much more stressful. This website is tied in with the United States Department of Defense and the nonprofit organization, Screening for Mental Health, who are trying to find via assessments if a military man or woman is experiencing traumatic events.
Many people think things or have questions that they are afraid to ask others and wonder, “Is it normal to feel this way?” The average citizen may or may not be able to afford a psychologist or have a friend who can inform them in the manner that they best feel necessary. In this website, “Is It Normal,” you can ask others questions and get responses without feeling awkward and odd about asking that question you wanted to know.
Many times animals need good homes. They are often brought into a home where a person wants to take good care of them, feed them, water them and make sure their every need is taken care of. However; there are certain people whose idea of taking care of animals, while meaning to be a good provider of animal security, ends up being one of animal destruction and unneeded cruelty. These unfortunate few do not mean to harm these animals, and actually mean to help the pets they so lovingly bring into their homes–matter of fact, they normally know them by their names or by the dates the brought them in or where they found them or what shelter they got them from.
How do these people (and these animals) get help that they desperately need? What is the most important thing to treat first–is it to get the animals out, then treat the animal hoarder or is it to treat the hoarder while helping the animals then help get the animals out?
Have you seen the television show The Hoarders? Many people who watch this show may feel that this is just a very few people who experience such things, and those people on that show are not exactly “normal.” Well, unfortunately, this is more normal than most people think. Hoarding is very closely related to obsessive compulsive disorder, and there are people who have rooms and buildings and storage sheds that are full of items of things that they may never see again (or know they even have to begin with).
This site represents more than just â€œbook knowledgeâ€ or clinical experience, however. It also incorporates my experiences as a family member and pro bono advocate for the Touretteâ€™s Syndrome community. As the parent of two young adults with TS+ and as the spouse of a man with TS+, I know some of the pain and challenges that family members face on a daily basis.
This web site is my way of sharing some of what Iâ€™ve learned personally and professionally in my journey over the past 21 years. If it helps another family, teacher, or colleague, I am delighted.
SMILe was formed in 2008 after its founder discovered that she was not the only one suffering in (relative) silence through University with mental illness. Students she talked to felt their universities didn’t want to admit their students were ‘unhappy’, especially in the long term, and that as students their vulnerability was overlooked.
Mostly interesting to the the common layperson who is interested in psychology/psychiatry or the student, this manual is a well-thought out guide to how to help others when help is needed right now.