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New Book Tackles Unfortunate Truth: America Unhappier Than Ever

Courtesy of www.8waystohappiness.com

::: New book examines why Americans are so unhappy and outlines 8 proven strategies to become happy 88% of the time ::: Despite achieving 4% GDP growth, America has fallen to 18th in the World Happiness Report’s annual ranking of more than 150 countries—an index based on variables including social support, healthy life expectancy, social […]

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Shootings & Terror Attacks: Tips for Coping, Advice for Mothers

New York, N.Y. In the wake of so many mass shootings and random terror attacks that have injured such innocent children, mothers have become particularly worried. The fears are sadly warranted, as these tragic events have happened while children are at school, in church, or even just on the street. Many mothers ask me about […]

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Time Sure Flies – Reflections on Losing a Dear Friend Way Too Early

New York, N.Y.  I put my face in my hands and began weeping uncontrollably. I was on the southbound A train racing to the hospital. A good friend was on life support. I was praying to get there before he took his last breath. I desperately wanted to say goodbye. I had spent the prior […]

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Breakthrough PTSD Program for Veterans to go Nationwide

Bluemont, VA. Veteran’s Day provides us with an opportunity to place a renewed emphasis on our nation’s veterans, as they heal and transition in the aftermath of 15 years of war. It is estimated that more than 700,000 post-9/11 combat veterans are battling post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); as evidenced by a suicide rate of 20 […]

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Five Ways to Transform PTSD into Post Traumatic Growth

New York, N.Y. June is National PTSD Awareness Month and June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day. In the wake of 15 consecutive years of war, a great deal of attention has been paid to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and combat-related stress amongst combat veterans. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, between 11-20 percent […]

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Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

New York, N.Y. This year’s Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled “Suicide: Looking for Answers,” the event recently drew more than 500 attendees to The Pierre in support of the innovative mental health programs of Fountain House, winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. In light of recent reports that suicide […]

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Report: U.S. Suicides Up Significantly Since 1999

Washington, D.C.  A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that suicide rates have jumped 24 percent over the years between 1999 and 2014. The study published late Thursday showed that rates increased sharply after 2006, as the economic boom of the late 1990s faded and the onset of what […]

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World Autism Day, Young Filmmaker Interviews Ban Ki-moon

New York, N.Y. Young filmmaker Benjamin Rosloff’s visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and his interview with U.N.’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. Before the interview, Benjamin had the opportunity to explore and film the building including art and photo exhibits from all over the world. The video – produced for the World […]

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