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My wife is depressed but refuses to see a therapist. What can I do?

The question:


My wife is fundamentally against the idea of counseling – she’s depressed, unsatisfied with life and has serious body image issues. But I think she needs to see an expert. How can I convince her it’s a good idea?


The answer:


It can frustrating and saddening for any of us to see someone we love being unhappy and struggling with life. We can often feel helpless in not being able to improve our loved one’s emotional state, particularly if we feel we have exhausted the avenues we have available to us. Certainly there can be a number of positive benefits that many people can experience from seeing and receiving treatment from an objective, neutral and trained mental health professional.

 

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Scary rides appeal to beastly side; science says paying to be afraid unleashes positive, energetic, happy feelings

(by Sarah Douziech, The Province)

 

Jeff Hutton and his 10-year-old sister Jamie are hurtled around the curves and drops of the PNE’s historic wooden roller-coaster at 60 kilometres per hour Monday.

 

Blood-curdling screams punctuate the constant, deep rumble of the cars on the winding track.

 

“It’s exhilarating,” says Hutton, 23.

 

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Dr. Samra comments on decision fatigue: Global National

  • August 22, 2011
  • TV

Dr. Samra interviewed by Global National's Mike Le Couteur about decision fatigue, specifically about this New York Times article (21 August 2011).   Excerpt from NY Times article:   “Even the wisest people won’t make good choices when they’re not…

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Old PNE roller coaster still grips riders with fear

(by Sarah Douziech. The Province)

 

Jeff Hutton is smiling and giddy after experiencing one of the fair’s scariest, longest-running and slightly rickety-looking rides.

 

“It’s exhilarating,” Hutton, 23, says.

 

Minutes earlier Hutton and his 10-year-old sister Jamie were being hurtled around the curves and drops of the historic wooden roller-coaster at 60 km/h. Blood-curdling screams punctuated the constant, deep rumble of the cars on the winding track.

 

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