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2010-05-13 14:29:22

A new intervention has been found to reduce the self-stigma and improve the quality of life and self-esteem among persons with serious mental illness A new intervention, the result of a collaboration between researchers from the University of Haifa, City University of New York and Indiana University, was found to reduce the self-stigma and improve the quality of life and self-esteem among persons with serious mental illness. "Just like wheelchairs and Braille have increased social integration...

2010-05-03 08:03:35

Minority children often encounter racism in their daily lives, and those who experience discrimination more often have more symptoms of depression, according to a study presented Sunday, May 2 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. "Unfortunately, minority children perceive discrimination often in their lives," said Lee M. Pachter, DO, co-author of the study and professor of pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and St....

2010-04-21 06:40:00

EDMONTON, Alberta, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In his new self-help book that incorporates practical examples of thoughts and relationship dynamics "Put Your Potatoes on the Desktop: Standard Version: A Practical Approach to Emotion Intelligence" (published by iUniverse), debut author and experienced psychotherapist Dr. Ralph Sinn shares his insights and years of experience in order to help adult as well as teen readers learn about self-esteem, relationships and conflict resolution within...

2010-04-02 11:42:44

Higher income, better health help maintain self-esteem, according to psychologists WASHINGTON "“ Self-esteem rises steadily as people age but starts declining around the time of retirement, according to a longitudinal study of men and women ranging in age from 25 to 104. "Self-esteem is related to better health, less criminal behavior, lower levels of depression and, overall, greater success in life," said the study's lead author, Ulrich Orth, PhD. "Therefore, it's important to learn...

2010-04-01 09:55:22

The way people choose to cope with personal experiences of racism influences the distress caused by the encounter, according to a new study of Filipino-American men and women. Published today in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, the study finds that denying or ignoring racial discrimination leads to greater psychological distress, including anxiety and depression, and lowers self-esteem. "Some coping methods are healthier than others for dealing with everyday racism," said Alvin Alvarez,...

2010-03-04 13:34:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anne Mahlum, a 29-year old North Dakota native and Founder and President of Back on My Feet (BOMF), will speak at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, in the Zenger Room, 13th floor, National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Mahlum will discuss the organization's approach to promoting the self-sufficiency of the...

2010-02-22 09:47:00

PHOENIX, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 21 - 27, 2010, Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders (http://www.remudaranch.com) has sponsored the PG-13 version of the award-winning film, America The Beautiful (http://www.americathebeautifuldoc.com). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090604/CG27861LOGO) America The Beautiful is a feature length documentary about the beauty industry directed by Darryl...

2010-02-12 07:10:00

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A holistic, nature and earth connection Valentine's Day activity for building self-esteem and self-worth is online as a public service by Akamai University and Project NatureConnect at the Institute of Global Education. The subtle, sense-heightening activity enables individuals, as well as teachers, counselors and therapists, to connect with more than 50 natural attraction energies. These supportive, nurturing attachments to an essence of...

2010-02-01 10:45:00

Feb. 10 Event With Celebrity Panel To Discuss Findings NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The increased scrutiny of the fashion industry and its use of ultrathin models isn't without validation, as nearly 9 in 10 American teenage girls say that the fashion industry is at least partially responsible for "girls' obsession with being skinny," according to a national survey released today by the Girl Scouts of the USA. The nationwide survey, which included more than 1,000 girls...

2010-01-14 17:34:29

Before patting yourself on the back for resisting that cookie or kicking yourself for giving in to temptation, look around. A new University of Georgia study has revealed that self-control"”or the lack thereof"”is contagious. In a just-published series of studies involving hundreds of volunteers, researchers have found that watching or even thinking about someone with good self-control makes others more likely exert self-control. The researchers found that the opposite holds, too,...