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Loss and Grief:

Article written by Patricia Roles on Adoption Reunion: Adoption Reunion - A Journey for Birthparents

Article written by Patricia Roles on Birthparent Loss and Grief: Birth Parent Loss and Grief:

Article on Children and Teens Coping with Death by Gary Direnfeld: Coping With Death

Article of Grief in the Gay and Lesbian Community by Christine Limmer: Grief in a Disenfranchised Community

Article of Going through Grief as a Widow by Marie A. O'Neill: How Long Should Grief Last?

Article on Stillborn Grief by Jörg & Mary Barth: Stillborn but Welcome: The Short LIfe of Paul Michael

Article on Children's Grief by Marcia Breitenbach: Supporting Our Grieving Children To Cope with Katrina and Other Losses

Article on Living with Abortion by Gary Direnfeld: Loss with Abortion

Article on Baby Boomers and Grief by Jane Galbraith: Nobody Wants to Talk About It - Baby Boomers Face Grief

Eating Disorders:

BC Medical Journal February 2005 issue focused on eating disorders with children and youth, includes article by Patricia Roles about Family Involvement in Treatment BC Medical Journal

Online Counseling in Eating Disorders Prevention: Prevention of Eating Disorders and Online Counseling

Article written by Pat Roles and Ron Manley on Family Therapy for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa: What Works? Family Therapy for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa

Article written by Pat Roles on Issues for Parents to Consider in Treatment for Children and Youth with Eating Disorders: Children and Youth with Eating Disorders

Article written by Pat Roles on Eating Disorders, Signs and Symptoms: Anorexia and Bulimia: Signs and Symptoms

Article on Eating Disorders by Jacquelyn Ekem: Eating Disorders - Expressing Needs and Wants

Article on Picky Eaters by Destry Maycock: So You Have A Picky Eater?

Article on Why Diets Don't Work by Aaron M. Potts: Why Diets Don't Work

Article on the Pros and Cons of Fad Dieting by Gary Matthews: Fad Diets

Article on Weight Loss Myths by Gary Matthews: The Truth About Weight Loss Myths

Article on Giving Up Dieting by Gary Matthews: Winning Tactics for Giving Up the Diet

Article on Emotional Relationships with Food and Eating Disorders by Lori Radun: Healing Your Emotional Relationship with Food

Article on Overcoming Binge Eating by Kristin Gerstley: Ten Things To Do Instead of Binge Eating

Article on a Father's Perspective Dealing with Anorexia by Barry Roche: Close Encounters with Anorexic Annie

Internet News - Online Counseling: E-therapy

Article by Story on E-therapy

Article on Value of E-counselling as Alternative to Face-to-face Sessions posted at AA Offers Digital Lifeline to Those Unable to Attend Face-to-face Meetings

Separation, Divorce and Unhappy Marriages:

Article on Marriages Facing Possibility of Separation by Gary Direnfeld: Marriages on the Cusp

Surviving Divorce by Vicki Lansky: Ten Things I've Learned About Divorce

Article on Emotional Recovery from Divorce by Colin Kennedy: Divorce and Rowing to Emotional Recovery

Article on Considerations as Women Prepare for Divorce by Tracy Achen: Divorce Considerations

Divorce and Your Children by Jean Mahserjian: Don't Divorce Your Children

Article on Coping with Adjustment After Divorce by Olakunbi Korostensky: Divorced and Dejected - 5 Powerful Reasons to be Proud of Yourself

Article on Matimonial Property Settlements by Barry Roche: The Do's and Don'ts of Matrimonial Property Disputes

Article on Divorce Planning by Barry Roche: Top Mistakes Women Make in Divorce Planning and Financial Settlements


Article on the Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Adult Intimacy by Gary Direnfeld: Understanding and Managing The Impact Of Childhood Sexual Abuse On Adult Intimate Life



Mental Health Issues:

Canadian Mental Health Association Resource: Mind Matters - Free Electronic Newsletter on Mental Health Issues Mental Health Resources and MIND MATTERS E-NEWS

Self-help Article on Anxiety by Michael Smallwood: Relaxation: A Helpful Tool to Control Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Article on Relationships by Raun Kaufman: Love MYTHconceptions

Article on Power of Attitude by Aaron M. Potts: Attitude: The Forgotten Power

Article on Mental Health Tips by Patricia Roles: Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Article on Separation Anxiety with Children by K.C. Smith: Separation Anxiety

Article on Dealing with Suicide Attempts by Anna Allen: When Someone You Love Tries to Hurt Themselves

Article of Yoga and Stress Reduction by Alden Smith: The Benefit of Yoga - Fight or Flight?


Information on Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia

Living with Fibromyalgia by Julie Wendell: Living with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Signs and Symptoms: Signs and Symptoms

Fibromyalgia Treatment: Fibro Treatment

Online Resources and Support for FM Sufferers: Online Help

Original Paintings for Sale by Fibro Sufferer: Support a FM Sufferer


What is Autism? by Lee Berlemann: What is Autism?

Women's Health:

Article on Post-partum Depression by Jacqueline Courtiol: Coping with Post Partum Depression

Visions Journal Issue on Women's Mental Health: Women Issues in Mental Health and Addictions

Menopause Facts - What Will I Experience? by Barbara Phillip: Facts About Menopause

Article about Women and Chocolate in Medical News Today: Chocolates Eaten More Often When Visible - Out of Sight, Out of Mouth

Article about Osteoporosis by Barbara Phillips: Osteoporosis: What Can I Do To Prevent It?


Article on Parenting After Separation and Divorce by Gary Direnfeld: How Important is Consistency?

Article on Parenting Teenagers by Gary Direnfeld: Need Help Parenting Teens?

Caring for Aging Parents - The Sandwich Generation:

Article on Caregiving Tips for Boomers by Vicki Rackner: Caregiving for Elderly Parents for Baby Boomers

Article on Caregiver Guilt by Vicki Rackner: Caregiver Guilt

Article on Caring for Your Elderly Family Member in Hospital by Vicki Rackner: When Your Elderly Loved One is in the Hospital

Art Therapy:

Article on Art Therapy by Erin K. Brazill: Art Heals: The Power of Art Therapy

Patricia Roles, MSW, RSW, BCATR

E-therapy Online Counseling and Face to Face Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada