Up next on the Doctor On Call show is a new episode of HuffPost On Call, Dr. Greer’s exclusive radio collaboration with the world-renowned news source The Huffington Post! This week, Dr. Greer sits down with HuffPost Director for Millennial Outreach and former HuffPost College Editor Jessica Kane to talk about the latest headlines, news, and trends from campuses around the country. In the second half, HuffPost blogger and St. Lawrence University professor Ann Marie G. Halstead shares her Professor’s Points For Success In College as well as her unique perspective on bullying prevention in school and in life. Don’t miss it!
Tune in Tuesday, August 12th, at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT at HealthyLife.net
August 5 — Encore! Paul Selig, The Book of Knowing and Worth & Judy Flickinger, Spirit Matters: How to Remain Fully Alive with a Life-Limiting Illness (originally aired 5/6/14)
August 12 — HuffPost On Call!
In a perfect world, your significant other would share all your passions, whether it be sticker collecting or skydiving. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Today, more people are becoming health and fitness enthusiasts. They develop an active, healthy lifestyle, and that’s fantastic! But what happens when you cross over to “the sweat life,” and your significant other doesn’t? Dr. Greer shares her advice on Aloha.com!
As news broke that Robin Williams, an Academy Award winning actor and one of the funniest men in our midst, had apparently taken his own life you could almost feel the disbelief move across the country and the world. For those who had enjoyed his movies and television shows for decades, but had not followed his personal life closely, the news was unimaginable. And for those who have never suffered from addiction or depression, the reality of what he did is almost impossible to understand. Many are wondering, how could someone so successful, so funny, so talented, and so seemingly well-loved want to die?
Unless you live with the demons of addiction, it is hard to wrap your brain around what he might have been going through. Robin was known to have had a drug problem decades ago, with a relapse in 2006 for which he underwent treatment. Just last month he went back into rehab, though his rep said it was only to maintain his health. Drugs are often a way for people to ease their inner turmoil. Yet when they manage to stop using or drinking, that pain can run deeper than ever. Some may not have the skills to cope with it, and consequently may be left with an overwhelming sense of hopelessness, futility, and despair. Often addiction and depression go hand in hand. To add to the high stakes, when people do succeed in being drug free for months building into years, any sort of relapse can feel like they have caused irreparable damage from which it is hard to return. There can come a time when hope runs out and the idea of ending it all seems like the only relief from their personal suffering.
Read the entire article at Psychology Today and The Huffington Post.