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How does someone's cultural background affect the likelihood that they will attend health counseling sessions?

How does someone's cultural background affect the likelihood that they will attend health counseling sessions?

Each family imparts: hundreds of basic assumptions about life that follow us throughout life, usually automatically, for better or worse. A healthy, open to experience and growth basic assumption prompts growth-inducing experiences, including health counseling sessions, among zillions of other activities. Cultures are the collected values of the societal units (families) that compose them. ...Read more

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I don't feel any emotions. No sadness, no happiness, no anger. I can't connect with people on any level. And this strains myfriendships. People say that I'm cold, guarded, secretive. I don't think seeing a therapist will help. How can anyone fix this? I'v

I don't feel any emotions. No sadness, no happiness, no anger. I can't connect with people on any level. And this strains myfriendships. People say that I'm cold, guarded, secretive. I don't think seeing a therapist will help. How can anyone fix this? I'v

Sounds like u: have a few symptoms of depression.A psychiatrist would be able to better characterize your issues after a consultation.You may greatly benefit from a proper diagnosis and treatment.I would strongly urge you to consider a consult.Best wishes. ...Read more

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When teens commit suicide does anyone have to pay a $ fee to the people who clean the mess & pickup the body? (even if family is poor & has no $)

When teens commit suicide does anyone have to pay a $ fee to the people who clean the mess & pickup the body?  (even if family is poor & has no $)

SEEK HELP: If you need support or are suffering, or if someone you know needs support/help or is suffering, seek help! if you do not know who to call, call your local emergency room and ask what support numbers there are in your area for urgent help of any kind! people are there now! ...Read more

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Does a mentally disabled patient's family & doctors have the right to make decisions on their behalf?

Does a mentally disabled patient's family & doctors have the right to make decisions on their behalf?

Guardianship: If they have been found legally incompetent to make these determinations then a guardian is appointed, who acts on the individual's behalf. Sometimes this is a family member and at times can be someone appointed by the court. Usually this occurs because the individual does not recognize the illness. Only in an emergency can the doctors act without the okay of the patient or legal guardian. ...Read more

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Can the government demand I have living will?

Can the government demand I have living will?

No: A living will is a document drawn up to guide others in your health care preferences. It designates a proxy or someone who will make decisions for your care if you can't and lets others know your preferences for end of life care, artificial nutrition, resuscitation efforts amongst others. It can be changed by you it unfortunately is often not followed by surrogates when the time comes to use it. ...Read more

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What are the healthy ways to deal with extreme anger against people u r not in position to leave or punish ie; boss, rude family member, elders... Ect, ?

What are the healthy ways to deal with extreme anger against people u r not in position to leave or punish ie; boss, rude family member, elders... Ect, ?

Have you considered: An anger management program? Cognitive behavioral therapy? Self help books on dealing with difficult people? You have many options. It is important to remember that you can not change your boss, your elders, your rude family members or anyone else who pisses you off- you can only change yourself. ...Read more

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Im 18 yo, F. Dad has expectations that are not real. Abusive, broken bones even. Do not want legal help. Loses temper only with me. Mental condition?

Im 18 yo, F. Dad has expectations that are not real. Abusive, broken bones even. Do not want legal help. Loses temper only with me. Mental condition?

Get Help!: Yes! He does have a serious mental condition. This is not your fault! You need to get away from him as soon as possible. Find some help with relatives or friends. I am not sure about government assistance or social workers in your area, but start with a local hospital and ask about a shelter for battered women! ...Read more

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Midlife mom when only child born, devoted to him, lost jobs due to that, now scraping together college $ on lowly job. How long can health hold out?

Midlife mom when only child born, devoted to him, lost jobs due to that, now scraping together college $ on lowly job. How long can health hold out?

Hard to say: Do your best to eat well, drink plenty of fluids, and rest. Health does not hold out when we live in chronic stress and push beyond our limits. Perhaps your child can also help with college by looking at scholarships...There are so many available...Little ones that add up and help immensely. He/she can get assistance from school guidance counselor. ...Read more

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School paper: how does a disciplinary and or criminal record affect the ability to get into professional school/medical school?

School paper: how does a disciplinary and or criminal record affect the ability to get into professional school/medical school?

Agree with answer: I spent 16 years on the admission committee of our local medical school. A felony will prevent a medical license. The law school has a committee that reviews backgrounds and would not recommend admission. This is the state of indiana. I doubt others are more liberal. I have read stories about a "reformed" prisoner who was then admitted to the bar. Ask your attorney general. ...Read more

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How can I help my gambling addicted boyfriend gain the confidence back to be healthy in our relationship?

How can I help my gambling addicted boyfriend gain the confidence back to be healthy in our relationship?

Deal with addiction: The best thing you can do for an addict is help them to deal with their addiction. I would suggest groups like celebrate recovery, which would be useful for both of you. As someone in a relationship with an addict, you will have your own stuff to deal with in order for you to both be healthy and happy together. ...Read more

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How much time can a mental institution hold someone against their will?

How much time can a mental institution hold someone against their will?

Held MI 72 hrs: 5150 is the number of the section of the Welfare and Institutions Code, which allows aperson with a mental illness to be involuntarily detained for a 72-hour psychiatric hospitalization. A person on a 5150 can be held in the psychiatric hospital against their will for up to 72 hours. This does not mean that they will necessarily be held the entire 72 hours;. ...Read more

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Rear-Ended, Other Driver Now she Claims I Backed Into her Vehicle. Will injury tell who hit who? Who can help to figure this out?

Rear-Ended, Other Driver Now she  Claims I Backed Into her Vehicle. Will injury tell who hit who? Who can help to figure this out?

No.: Injuries from a front end to rear end or rear end to front end car crash will not be able to determine which car was at fault. ...Read more

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How does a young person swallow their pride and ask to move back home?

How does a young person swallow their pride and ask to move back home?

Pride: Practice being humble in front of a mirror first. Realize we all children of god and should be treated respectfully. ...Read more

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My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?

My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?

Maybe: In the U.S., one would not want to put colors or inks onto children's skin unless the materials are already proven to be nontoxic. It may be better to try out the idea at community fairs or other events, because hospitals and clinics have stricter rules on the kinds of activities allowed. ...Read more

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How do I find someone at cancer.Org to present on their cancer community creation success?

How do I find someone at cancer.Org to present on their cancer community creation success?

Go to the website.: Probably the best way to do this is to go to their website and do a search. There are several sections like the "how can we help you?" area where you can do a search, as well as the "get involved" section or the "programs and services" section in which to likely find this information. This site is also appparently a part of the american cancer society so you can also contact them directly. ...Read more

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Do childhood bullies turn into lawyers or presidential candidates, or do they descend into a life of crime?

Do childhood bullies turn into lawyers or presidential candidates, or do they descend into a life of crime?

People can change: Gosh, there is not anything predetermined for sure, but an intersting q just the same. Turns out some criminals, lawyers, docs, police and probably politicians do often have some drive to be in control and tend to think independently. The degree to which bullying persists into adulthood and is accompanied by other illegal behaviors raises risk for antisocial personality disorder - and jail. ...Read more

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