Mental Illness

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5 Possible Ways to Prevent Elder Abuse

August 19th, 2019

She was enraged at finding out that her son had applied to the courts for guardianship. From 1996 to 2007 she was the iconic Lt. Uhura of “Star Trek,” USS Enterprise chief communications officer, Starfleet Command, USS Enterprise-A chief communications officer, Starfleet Academy. Now her son was claiming that she was suffering from dementia, incapable […]

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Adult Health

July 1st, 2019

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.” This quotation from the writings of Saint Paul speaks to the ideal because, sadly, many people do not have the power to expel certain childhood experiences, such as childhood trauma, from their lives as they move into adulthood. Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) , also referred […]

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Guardianship Battles and Star Trek

June 10th, 2019

When I was growing up, one of my favorite shows was Star Trek. So, the news of Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura in the television series, caught my attention. The 86-year-old actress was heard screaming for her life in an audio. “You get your hands off me,” she yells. “You’re trying to get rid […]

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Healing from a Place of Strength: The Gift of Positive Psychology

May 20th, 2019

The professor gave his class of young seminarians this advice: “Build your ministry on your strengths, not your weaknesses.” Most of his students thought his advice was unorthodox, as they had been taught throughout their educational experience to work on fixing their weaknesses if they wanted to succeed in life. When pressed to explain his […]

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