‘What’s the Matter with Batman?’ Psychologist analyzes the Dark Knight

Reblogged from Wynne Parry, LiveScience He wears a caped bat costume in public and funds an alter ego out of his personal fortune. As a child he witnessed his parents’ murders; as an adult, he puts his own life on the line, practicing a personal brand of vigilante justice. He may be a comic book character, … More ‘What’s the Matter with Batman?’ Psychologist analyzes the Dark Knight

6 Mental Health Disorders That Superheroes Struggle With

Reblogged from thecomicvault When people read comics, they look to superheroes as role models, as representations of strength. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve thought about how awesome having superpowers could be. It’s easy to forget that superheroes struggle with their mental health like anyone else. Even a hero as powerful as Superman … More 6 Mental Health Disorders That Superheroes Struggle With

10 Things you Need to Know about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Guest Post by Rezzan Hussey • • • The book on which this post is based, the Happiness Trap, features on this list of 35 Life Changing Self-Development Books to Read ASAP. In terms of approaches to dealing with the unbearable suffering of being alive, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy offers a refreshingly pragmatic solution. As distinct from other … More 10 Things you Need to Know about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

So Someone You Love Isn’t Making the Changes You Want Them to Make?

What’s the answer? Often we hear that “Tough Love is the answer.” But what can you do when tough love just isn’t the answer? “My family’s tough love approach played a big part in my attempting suicide,” he said. “It’s not their fault I attempted suicide, but their words and actions put me over the … More So Someone You Love Isn’t Making the Changes You Want Them to Make?

Tough Love Doesn’t Work: A New Approach to Helping Addicts

Guest Post by Claire Gillespie 03/22/17 You love your child. Your child is an addict. Your child needs help. How do you carry on showing that love, without supporting or enabling the addiction? Instead, professionals suggest setting boundaries and asking questions like “What do I need to do in order to support my own self-care … More Tough Love Doesn’t Work: A New Approach to Helping Addicts

7 things you shouldn’t say to someone with depression

Some well-meaning phrases that can actually do more harm than good — here’s what you can say instead. ______________ This post is reblogged, from Netdoctor. Author: Kara Wahlgren   Even if you don’t realise it, chances are you know someone with depression. According to Mind, 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a … More 7 things you shouldn’t say to someone with depression