Category Archives: Anger

Take out the Garbage

I once facilitated a group for people recovering from severe mental illnesses. We met once a week and they talked about how things were going for them. They tried to support each other. One day a man came in and … Continue reading

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When Madness Takes Cover

So, you’ve stopped drinking, or drugging, or gambling, or sleeping around. Your depression seems to have lifted. You haven’t been violent. Your anxiety no longer makes all the decisions. You’re up in the morning and dressed when you need to … Continue reading

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Listen to your Lookout

When the wheels start to come off, everyone has their own kind of madness. Some use substances, others get controlling, others depressed or anxious; some have a combination of several methods of madness; whatever. Your own type of madness was … Continue reading

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What is Madness?

Someone asked why the name of this blog is Madness 101. Shouldn’t I call it Mental Illness 101? Isn’t mental illness the proper, politically correct term? It is, but it’s not really mental illness that I’m writing about. I’m writing … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Cure Together

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Cure Together Here’s an interesting idea. Get a bunch of people together that have the same condition and have them report … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Still I Rise

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Still I Rise Feeling oppressed? Recite this poem to yourself and you’ll feel ready to take it on, anyway. Good for … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Difficult Conversations

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Difficult Conversations We all have to have them. Many avoid them. Many screw them up by being too aggressive. There’s a … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Shame vs Guilt

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Why Shame is Destructive But Guilt is Creative Dr. Kelly Flanagan explains the difference between shame and guilt. Click here to … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Body Language

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Your body language shapes who you are Here’s something you may not have known. Your own body language not only communicates … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Mind Hacks

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: 6 Mind Hacks That Keep Stress In Check (Really!) Click here to go to the link Related articles The Shrink’s Links: … Continue reading

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The What Anger Says Series: Why Anger Does Not Need to be Managed

I get calls all the time from people wanting help with anger management. I offer to meet with them. I help them the best I can. Let me tell you a secret: I don’t believe it’s anger that needs to … Continue reading

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What Anger Says

For a few weeks recently, I helped a friend facilitate a therapy group for perpetrators of domestic violence. The group was made up of men who had gotten in trouble with the law and were ordered by the court to … Continue reading

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