This Valentines Day, Don’t be in the SNARK TANK

With Valentine’s Day fast upon us, advertisers undulate before our eyes hearts and flowers, gifts and chocolates, teddy bears and fancy restaurants. As such, it’s a great time to take a look at the relationships we might be in and if they are helpful or not. In some...

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The Power of Music: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The Grammys took a somber turn Sunday night when DJ Logic, sporting a hoodie with the digits 1-800-273-8255 emblazoned across the front, spoke out about equality and shed light on mental health and depression. Turns out the number on the hoodie is a hotline for the...

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Super Bowl Sunday – MVP or B.A.D.?

https://www.facebook.com/allaboutinterventions/videos/2209868919240331/   The annual Super Bowl is here again - America’s most watched televised event - and that means Americans will consume truck loads of guacamole, bean dip and chicken wings. And just because it’s...

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What’s Brotopia?

Anyone familiar with Greek mythology knows it doesn’t turn out so well for Narcissus. So transfixed with his own beauty, Narcissus died staring at his reflection in a pond. Of course this is where we get the term narcissism, a personality disorder seeping into the...

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National Hugging Day: How A Hug Makes the Difference

Have you ever had a lousy day? The kind where cat videos and goofy memes can’t even turn that frown upside down? Maybe try a hug - a big bear hug with a good friend. Hugs have the power to release “feel good” hormones, relieve stress and even help protect from...

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How Do You Listen

With 2018 in full swing, we are wise to ask and reflect upon how well we listen to one another. As an addiction, behavioral health care expert, clinician and thought leader, I believe it is imperative that we take time to listen to our colleagues, family, friends and...

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