A Struggle with Identity: Bipolar Edition

A Struggle with Identity: Bipolar Edition

When Bipolar Disorder makes you question everything about yourself...

Which Mental Illness-Related Books Have You Read?

Which Mental Illness-Related Books Have You Read?

Which mental illness-related books have you read?

“The Next U.S. Drug Crisis”: Benzodiazepines

“The Next U.S. Drug Crisis”: Benzodiazepines

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? [...]

“Mental Health Crisis”: Responses to the Separation of Immigrant Families

“Mental Health Crisis”: Responses to the Separation of Immigrant Families

"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 [...]

A-Z: Acronyms used in Mental Health Field

A-Z: Acronyms used in Mental Health Field

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 [...]