Two incredible National Basketball Association stories of overcoming adversity and rising strong…

First ~ National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts ’80, the first woman to lead a U.S. professional sports union, spoke at Berkeley Law commencement on May 13, 2016. NBA Players Association Exec. Dir. commencement speech, Berkeley Law 24 min Second ~ Former professional basketball player Jay Williams opens up to Oprah about his near-fatal, career-ending … Continue reading Two incredible National Basketball Association stories of overcoming adversity and rising strong…

Internet Addiction: Video Gaming Disorder

In my counselling practice, Sustainable Recovery, I have inquiries about gaming addiction and internet addiction. In January of this year, it was announced that Gaming Addiction will be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization. Its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition "gaming disorder". … Continue reading Internet Addiction: Video Gaming Disorder

Personal Growth: Blame Your Parents for Your Problems!

Jim Taylor Ph.D Personal Growth: Blame Your Parents for Your Problems! Do you blame yourself for your problems? Posted Apr 2012 In my last post I described the differences between needs, which ensure your psychological and emotional survival and growth, and NEEDS!, which arise from the neuroses, pathologies, and just plain whims of your parentsand … Continue reading Personal Growth: Blame Your Parents for Your Problems!

How Do You Manage Taking Prescription Medications While In Recovery?

How Do You Manage Taking Prescription Medications While In Recovery? by Dr. John Dyben, DHSC, MCAP, CMHP Jennifer was 30 when she found herself in residential treatment for alcohol and drug addiction that had devastated her life for nearly five years. Though she struggled at first, she began to experience freedom in sobriety and became increasingly … Continue reading How Do You Manage Taking Prescription Medications While In Recovery?

When My Son Became Addicted, I Thought It Was His Problem. But Addiction Is a Family Disease.

MAY 2, 2017 BY DAVID SHEFF, PARENT & ADVOCATE    As a teenager, my eldest son, Nic, became addicted to methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs. Our family spent 10 years in hell. Any parent who has been there knows the feeling of watching a child on a course that could lead to their death. Countless … Continue reading When My Son Became Addicted, I Thought It Was His Problem. But Addiction Is a Family Disease.

Half of Canadians have experienced a mental health issue

GlobeinvestorGOLD.com Company News Alert for Sun Life Financial Inc. Canada NewsWire Millennials most likely to report anxiety and depression TORONTO, May 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Whether or not you have experienced it first-hand, mental illness has touched someone you know. It's an invisible illness that impacts the lives of half (49%) of all Canadians. More … Continue reading Half of Canadians have experienced a mental health issue