Mark Dombeck, Ph.D. was Director of Mental Help Net from 1999 to 2011. Dr. Dombeck received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1995 ...Read More
It’s the Thanksgiving holiday here in the USA today; my personal favorite holiday, because it is not terribly commercial, it is about family and food, and most of all because it is all about gratitude; being grateful for what you have that is good in your life. It may seem simplistic, but maintaining a positive attitude concerning the events of your life is a good way to help maintain your mental health (as our Emotional Resilience topic center documents). I wrote an essay about Thanksgiving and gratitude a few years ago, titled "Gratitude: The Antidote To Desire", that might be worth your time to read over (if you are here already, why not?). Happy Thanksgiving holiday, everyone.