The Emotional State of Being F.I.N.E.

couple arguing Relationships are kinda like the weather, just wait a few minutes and it might change. But what really constitutes a great relationship? What if your relationship is perfectly FINE? Of course that depends on how you define F.I.N.E.

Frustrated, Irritated, Neurotic, and Erratic

DrBev takes on a topic that impacts about every one of us RELATIONSHIPS. In a style like only she can, she will peel the onion on what it takes to enjoy a great relationship, and what the signs are for TROUBLE.

Listen to the Emotions R Us episode:

 

 

Go to DrBev’s episode on America Out Loud to discover the top 9 characteristics present in individuals with good mental health.

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…At Least Not Today!

sad womanThe risk for suicidal behavior is complex. Research suggests that people who attempt suicide differ from others in many aspects of how they think, react to events, and make decisions. There are differences in aspects of memory, attention, planning, and emotion, for example. These differences often occur along with disorders like depression, substance use, anxiety, and psychosis.

Sometimes suicidal behavior is triggered by events such as personal loss or violence. In order to be able to detect those at risk and prevent suicide, it is crucial that we understand the role of both long-term factors—such as experiences in childhood—and more immediate factors like mental health and recent life events. Researchers are also looking at how genes can either increase risk or make someone more resilient to loss and hardships.

Many people have some of these risk factors but do not attempt suicide. Suicide is not a normal response to stress. It is, however, a sign of extreme distress, not a harmless bid for attention.

Suicide does not discriminate. People of all genders, ages, and ethnicities can be at risk for suicide. But people most at risk tend to share certain characteristics. The main risk factors for suicide are listed at DrBev’s Emotions R Us episode at America Outloud.

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In An Abusive Relationship? Here Are The Signs

domestic-abuse-fistIt’s designed to confuse you. First come the fists, then come the apologies, promises and loving gestures. You’re told you’re the only one that can help. You’re told this is the last time. You’re told you can’t leave, that they’ll find you. Do you know the signs that you’re in an abusive relationship?

The dangers of staying are very real. This is an emotional show today that is designed to get you to think – and think real hard on what happens next!

 

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. The dangers of staying can be very real. This is an emotional show today that is designed to get you to think – and think real hard on what happens next!

 

Do you know the general warning signs of domestic abuse?

Does your partner:

  • have a bad and unpredictable temper?
  • hurt you, or threaten to hurt or kill you?
  • threaten to take your children away or harm them?
  • threaten to commit suicide if you leave?
  • force you to have sex?

People who are being abused may:

  • Seem afraid or anxious to please their partner
  • Go along with everything their partner says and does
  • Check in often with their partner to report where they are and what they’re doing
  • Receive frequent, harassing phone calls from their partner
  • Talk about their partner’s temper, jealousy, or possessiveness

If you only listen to one of DrBev’s episodes, this is the one.

For more information, visit this episode on America Out Loud.

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