My journal increased my writing skill, allowed me to express myself without being interrupted (or judged), and otherwise enhanced my insight and creativity.
My prescription for the world when it comes to mental health disorders is this: think of them as illnesses like any other, naturally occurring and worthy of treatment.
Here lives the father discarded, the father unwanted. He sits on his throne made of fiber-foam, watching Japanese action flicks, not waiting for the phone to ring. It won’t.
A successful relationship between a practitioner and their client – whether a life coach or a psychotherapist – is built and developed through rapport, trust…
Yes, it is possible to heal from sexual trauma and become intimate again. As a woman, it took me a long time to accept what happened and to seek counseling…
“When we tell each other stories, we’re connecting to a deeper part of ourselves that in many ways cannot be captured by purely intellectual discussion.”
She removes her glasses. The first session is over and I uncross my legs and depart from the couch. We have no practiced etiquette yet, so we don’t shake hands or anything.
As a psychiatrist, mental health advocate, and life-long comic book fan, I felt the need to take corrective action to redefine how people living with mental illnesses are represented in comics.
All wanted to be invincible. And all believed that having PTSD somehow meant that they were weak, broken,
What you may not know about Pharrell is that he has an inspiring life philosophy and strong commitment to diversity.
“The Voices” can be pretty nasty at times. They can tell me that I am worthless and that I should just go kill myself. I’ve had to deal with them telling me to kill multiple times.
I first entered the world of treating eating disorders as a young practicum student and I brought many preconceived notions about the nature of eating disorders with me.
We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine, but laughing can be difficult when you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with a mental disorder.
Exploring your own stigma can prevent you from accidentally stigmatizing and hurting someone you love. Learn how to see your own stereotypes, prejudices, and discriminations.
Our personality is unique to each of us, but we may soon have the power to change that. This is why it’s important to think about what is valuable about each symptom.