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Just Keep Swimming By Abraham Weitzman in the KidSpirit Resilience issue. My family places faith in DBT — Dialectic Behavior Therapy. DBT is based on a combination of accepting your feelings and behaving in a pos…
A Prayer for Suicide Victims Newspapers, magazines, and television reports deliver the story of another suicide: a famous filmmaker leaps to his death off a bridge, a college student exposed by classmates as being gay takes his…
A Prayer for All Those Affected by the Suicides of War Veterans Companion of the Sorrowful, our hearts ache for all the young war veterans who have committed suicide; may they rest in peace. Be with their loved ones; may they experience the healing balm you offe…
A Prayer for Those Suffering from Depression An estimated 21 million Americans experience some form of depression every year. It is an emotionally, physically, and spiritually depleting disease that can lead to suicide. We are still reelin…
Mental Illness Crisis Early in 2014, Nicolas Kristof declared in his New York Times column that mental health was one of the most systematically neglected issues in the United States, given the fact the National Institut…
"T" is for Transformation So you must not be frightened . . . if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud-shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. Y…
Lungs and Breath as Spiritual Teachers "Experiencing my body, I breathe in. Smiling to my body. I breathe out. Calming my body, I breathe in. Smiling to my body. I breathe out." Thich Nhat Hanh has taught me more about my bod…