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  1. Help for Anger Problems - Topic Overview

    Use one of the following resources if you are a parent or caregiver having trouble controlling your angry feelings. Actions done in moments of anger can be harmful and abusive. National Directory of Hotlines and Crisis Intervention Centers. Call toll-free for a referral to services offered in your area: 1-800-999-9999 or TDD 1-800-999-9915. Parents Anonymous. Self-help groups serving parents ...

  2. Support Groups and Social Support - Topic Overview

    Health problems like cancer or heart disease and mental health problems such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an emotional side. Your life changes. You may need a shoulder to cry on or someone to vent to. You may need a ride to the doctor,or a night out. You need support. Support takes many forms. You can find support in seminars and groups led by professionals,...

  3. Physical Abuse - Topic Overview

    Anger and arguments are normal parts of healthy relationships. However, anger that leads to threats or violence, such as hitting or hurting, is not normal or healthy. Physical, verbal, or sexual abuse is not an acceptable part of any relationship.

  4. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Health Tools

    Healthwise information provided on managing a manic episode in adolescents.

  5. PTSD and Suicide - Topic Overview

    With post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),your symptoms can be overwhelming. You may be thinking about harming yourself,or even thinking about suicide. Sometimes people with PTSD also have depression,panic attacks,severe anxiety,or a substance abuse problem. This may put you at a higher risk for suicide. You may think that ending your life is the only solution. If you feel this ...

  6. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - What Happens

    Often the first signs of bipolar disorder are severe moodiness, unhappiness, or other symptoms of depression.

  7. Social Anxiety Disorder - Symptoms

    Social anxiety disorder causes unreasonable, debilitating fear of being judged or publicly humiliated.

  8. Domestic Violence - Developing a Safety Plan

    A violent relationship puts you and your children at risk for injury and even death. Developing a plan will help provide for your safety and the safety of your children. A good safety plan considers which steps to take if you choose to stay in the relationship or if you choose to leave. Steps to take if you are in the relationship:Contact a local advocacy group for support, information, and ...

  9. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

    Cognitive - behavioral therapy is an active type of counseling. Sessions usually are held once a week for as long as you need to master new skills. Individual sessions last 1 hour, and group sessions may be longer. During cognitive - behavioral therapy for anorexia, you learn:About your illness, its symptoms, and how to predict when symptoms will most likely recur.To keep a diary of eating episode

  10. Depression - Cause

    Depression is a disease. It is not caused by personal weakness and is not a character flaw. When you have depression,chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters are out of balance. Most experts believe a combination of family history (your genes ) and stressful life events may cause depression. Genes: Your chance of having a bout of depression is greater if other family members have had ...

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