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7 Black Celebrities You May Not Know Have Sickle Cell Anemia

Larenz Tate Actor Larenz Tate, who is best known for his role as O-Dog in the 1993 film Menace II Society, has sickle cell anemia. His other films include Dead Presidents, Love Jones, A Man Apart, Waist Deep, Biker Boyzand Ray. “It’s really important to know if you carry the disease,” Tate says. He stresses...

Pa. Senate approves controversial change in child-abuse law

HARRISBURG — In a victory for the Catholic Church and a rebuke to the House of Representatives, the Senate voted Thursday to change the state’s child-sex abuse laws, but only after removing a contentious provision that would have let victims from as far back as the 1970s sue their attackers and private institutions.With a...

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADHD and ADD

It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It’s something you try to avoid. People who have ADD/ADHD are suffering. Life...

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they enjoy could save NHS thousands, study finds -Term Life

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they used to enjoy such as phoning friends or going for a walk, could save NHS trusts thousands of pounds in more complex therapies, a study has shown. ‘Behavioural Activation’ is a simple form of therapy which encourages positive activities, such as waking up early, getting outdoors and...

6 Signs Of Borderline Personality Disorder

A few years ago, I got a call from a social worker, asking me to come to a local mental health facility and attend a meeting for family members of people who were receiving treatment — which came as a shock, as I did not know I that had any family receiving treatment at...

25 Things to Love About Your Child with ADHD

This is a positive, uplifting article aimed at ADHD parents. The article includes 25 easy to read bullet points. The points include good qualities of children with ADHD. For example, how they can find order in chaos and how they want to help others. The article also adds humorous thoughts such as ADHD children...

23 Nice Things You Can Do for Someone With Cancer: cancer insurance

Having cancer is hard and it is hard to keep up. With cancer treatments and care plans, everyday things like cooking and cleaning can fall through the cracks. Often times people will not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean it is not wanted or needed. We recently asked WhatNexters to share the most meaningful...

10 Things I Wish My Loved Ones Knew About Borderline Personality Disorder

To the people who love me with my borderline brain, I’ve been in therapy for seven months now and have only just uttered the dreaded words borderline personality disorder (BPD). This is my attempt at helping you to understand where I’m coming from and why I do the things I do. Here are some things I want...

7 Things You Can Do Today to Help Prevent Child Abuse-Term Life

It’s April 8, which means we’re just about a week into Child Abuse Prevention Month. With an issue as important as preventing child abuse (as well as neglect), it can be difficult to know where to start getting involved. We’ve compiled a list of small ways that you can take action today to promote...

Healing the Shame of Childhood Abuse Through Self-Compassion_Term Life

“Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.”Anais Nin (attributed) Several months ago I wrote a blog on how self-compassion can heal the shame ofchildhood wounds and I received many queries about shame and self-compassion from Psychology Today readers. I’m happy to announce that my book, “It Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself of the...

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