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Depression: How do I know if I am Depressed?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, during any 1-year period, 17.6 million American adults or 10% of the population suffer from a depressive illness. The cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, […]

By |August 20th, 2007|Categories: Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Jim West|Tags: |0 Comments

Positive Conflict Resolution for Children, Adolescents and Families with Less Yelling?

“Sorry! Sorry! Sorry,” is what students/siblings receive over and over again, and then the perpetrator receives a time out, grounding, loses privileges or in the school, detention, work detail, time out or suspension. The perpetrator then becomes resentful toward the person and attempts to be more covert in hurting or provoking the victim the […]

ADHD is a Good Thing???

Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West shows sides of ADHD as a good thing

Stanford did a study that showed the learning style of the average person as follows: 89% Visual, 10% Auditory & 1% the remaining 3 senses. As we reflect on the teaching style in our schools we realize that the average student […]

Executive Coaching for your Business or Church

Scores of major companies have made coaching a core part of executive development. My belief is that, under the right circumstances, one-on one interaction with this type of professional guidance of an objective third party, we can provide a focus that other forms of organizational support simply cannot provide. By working with these leaders […]

By |July 30th, 2007|Categories: Blog, Career, Jim West|Tags: , |0 Comments

Self-Harm: Should Self-Mutilation Be considered Suicidal Behavior

Although all behavior that causes tissues damage should be assessed for lethality, the intent of self-mutilating behavior is one of reaffirming life. So no, it is not a suicidal act and the person should not be treated as if they had attempted to end their life. Adolescents and adults who self-injure generally do not […]

Self-Injurious Behavior No Longer Shocking | Self Harm, Cutting

Self-injurious behavior is no longer seen as novel or unusual behavior. When I asked a college student what she thought about such behavior, she replied that she thought it was stupid, but it certainly was common. People are inundated with this behavior. Real World San Diego had a “cutter” on its show. Several popular […]