By Dr. Dean Aslinia Originally Published for the University of Phoenix (PhoenixView) Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and September is designated as Suicide Prevention Month. It is important to know that suicide is seldom an isolated incident. It is often associated with years of pain, pressure, anxiety, unhappiness, [...]
By Dr. Dean Aslinia Over the past decade, as a mental health professional, I have sat through hours of excruciatingly painful counseling sessions with many. Some hopeless, beaten, ashamed, tired of life, and contemplating suicide. Others heartbroken, devastated, and shocked by the abrupt death of their loved ones through suicide. Trying to make sense [...]
By Dr. Dean Aslinia Over the past decade much controversy has been created over the notion of "sexual addiction". Some believe this label is a true mental health disorder, and in fact qualifies as a "brain disease" that one cannot cure. To these believers the only option you have left after you've been "diagnosed" [...]
A mental health expert’s prediction: There are going to be a lot more mass shootings and killings across the U.S.
Here are the reasons why: By Dean Aslinia, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC Over the past 35 days the citizens of the United States have had to grapple with a series of domestic terrorist acts. First inLas Vegas, where a killer named Stephen Poddock decided to settle his personal misfortunes with the deaths of more than 56 [...]