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"[T]he exuberant new movie from David O. Russell, does almost everything right. The story tracks the feverish, happy, sad, absurdly funny ups and downs of a head case named Pat Solatano, played by a surprisingly effective, intensely focused Bradley Cooper, just as he returns to his parents’ home after eight months in a mental institution. Pat had been put away for a scarily violent crime, but now, having shed fat and the defense it offered him, and feeding on the shiny philosophy of the title instead, he feels ready to tackle the world. The world may not be ready." - The New York Times 

"What is the worry trick? The trick is this: you experience doubt and treat it like danger. We all live our lives as if we know what's going to happen.

People sometimes talk about the "fear of the unknown" as if it were a special category of fear. Everything about the future is unknown! It's not the unknown that people find scary. It's when they consider the future and think that they do know what will happen, and it's going to be bad. That's when they get afraid."

David A. Carbonell, Ph.D.

 "Have you ever considered meditating, but didn’t follow through because you thought it wasn’t for you? Have you ever asked, “What exactly is meditation anyway?” If you’ve already begun meditating, do you struggle to know when is the best time and how to go about it? 

Meditation is one of the most misunderstood, yet incredibly beneficial practices out there, and chances are that you have a lot of questions. Whether you’re just curious, newly beginning your meditative journey, or already an advanced practitioner, The Meditation Transformation: How to Relax and Revitalize Your Body, Your Work, and Your Perspective Today is an informative and interesting guide to the basics of meditation from A to Z." – IMDb

"The movie, directed by Craig Johnson (the tiny indie “True Adolescents”) from a screenplay he wrote with Mark Heyman (a writer on “Black Swan”), is keenly attuned to the bonds of siblings, especially twins. If countless movies about brothers and sisters reveal common family traits, “The Skeleton Twins” is subtler than most in evoking a mutual sympathy that might be called a cellular understanding.

Being so completely simpatico has its good and bad sides because the person who best understands you can also inflict the most painful emotional wounds. After working closely together on “Saturday Night Live,” Ms. Wiig and Mr. Hader suggest that kind of intuitive connection, even when their characters here are at loggerheads." – The New York Times

"Dr. Amador's research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill. 

"I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help!" is not just a reference for mental health practitioners or law enforcement professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others...to LEAP-Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner-and help your patients and loved ones accept the treatment they need." – Amazon

"People with depression know well how others can react, assuming the sufferer is simply lazy or grouchy or scatterbrained or selfish. The main character here is swarmed by such people, and then by the resulting self-doubt, fear of being out in public and more. That’s the spiral that leads to “Suicide Mobile” (written by Mr. Wachtenheim), but right about then, the film’s narrative shifts subtly. The first 20 minutes of this half-hour gem seem aimed at the world at large, an effort to explain the condition to those who know little about it. But the last 10 have a different audience: They’re addressed directly to people struggling as Ms. Swados did, urging them to seek help and holding out hope of light at the end of the tunnel." – The New York Times

"In this comedy about a doctor-patient relationship pushed way beyond the office, Bill Murray plays Bob Wiley, a neurotic New Yorker struggling with a whirlwind of paralyzing phobias. When an exasperated colleague pawns the handful off on Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), the psychologist has no idea his last appointment will follow him north to New Hampshire on a month's vacation. Bob takes to Dr. Marvin's latest book like no therapy before it, so the well-meaning pest tracks Marvin down at his lakeside summer home to further discuss his problems. But Marvin, preparing for an interview on Good Morning America and a few weeks of R and R, views Bob's stalking as highly inappropriate, and demands he return to New York. But Bob can't take even the strongest hint, and...

"The film allows its three subjects — stylist Cheri Keating, architect/artist Carlton Davis and writer/journalist Liz Spikol — to speak for themselves. Indeed, they even supply their own imagery: Keating through a self-shot opening sequence in which she dances her interpretation of mania; Spikol through the YouTube videos that have become part of her journalistic explorations of bipolar disorder; and Davis through his two-sided paintings and illustrated journals." – Variety

"When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it." – The Washington Post

"Have you ever considered meditating, but didn’t follow through because you thought it wasn’t for you? Have you ever asked, “What exactly is meditation anyway?” If you’ve already begun meditating, do you struggle to know when is the best time and how to go about it? 

Meditation is one of the most misunderstood, yet incredibly beneficial practices out there, and chances are that you have a lot of questions. Whether you’re just curious, newly beginning your meditative journey, or already an advanced practitioner, The Meditation Transformation: How to Relax and Revitalize Your Body, Your Work, and Your Perspective Today is an informative and interesting guide to the basics of meditation from A to Z." – Amazon

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