When Bipolar Disorder makes you question everything about yourself...
I tried to make it to a cafe on about a dozen occasions. But I'd wind up sinking to the gutter in a truly awful state of analysis paralysis... When you're anxious, decisions can be your undoing. Anxious people are shocking decision makers. Plus, the process of making decisions heightens anxiety. Plus, any kind of [...]
Headlines discussing anti-anxiety medications as "The Next U.S. Drug Crisis" are cute, but misleading. No, this is not a novel problem. This was not created overnight. Just because it is just now getting more media attention does not mean people have not been dealing with this 'drug crisis' for years. . . What are benzos? [...]
Even though vacations are meant to be relaxing, they can also be stressful, especially for someone with mental illnesses. Changing time zones, overcrowded rooms (hello, entire family in one tiny house), inability to sleep, lack of routine... the list goes on and on. So, what should you bring along with you or do? Here [...]
"Separating families is a humanitarian and health crisis" -The Seattle Times . Individuals and organizations (including from the fields of psychology, medicine, and public health) have all publicly expressed their concerns of the administration's policies on the health (physical and mental) of the immigrant families impacted. These statements are powerful and deserve serious attention. #FamiliesBelongTogether [...]
Even though I have been reading and writing about mental health for the past 3 years, I still get confused from time to time with the overwhelming amount of acronyms used in the mental health field (job/degree titles, meds, treatment centers, etc). THERE ARE SO MANY. I decided to make a list of some that [...]