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Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Stuck? Take a Quick Inventory

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Social scientists have researched and examined the relationship between material well-being and emotional well-being or happiness. For most of the world, greater levels of material wealth have led to greater levels of perceived emotional well-being—most everywhere, that is, but in the United States. (The Atlantic, January/February 2003). In the United States, the total numbers of […]

Thriving Through Depression: Beethoven

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Case Study A.  This is a lawyer 31 years old who works for a prestigious law firm in a North Carolina city.  He is married, has two children, and makes over a $100,000 a year.  He works 60 hours a week and tries to bill at least 2000 hours a year.  He finds himself waking […]

Hope

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One of the most difficult aspects of helping a person struggling with alcoholism or depression is to be able to bring hope.  We don’t derive hope from taking tests for alcoholism or depression, or from hearing a lecture about these subjects.  Mainly we get hope from hearing the experience of a recovering person, and identifying […]