13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

“13 Reasons Why” is one of the most talked-about shows within the mental health community. This season, we’re breaking down each episode to see how the show’s coverage of mental health issues has evolved. -The Mighty   Recently, I had the opportunity to watch the latest season of 13 Reasons Why & write a few summaries/reviews. If [...]

Speaking Up

Speaking Up

  "That girl is crazy."   I've really had enough. Lately, I've heard a ton of stigmatizing language, including: crazy pills, psychotic, and crazy.   So, when I heard the above statement, I followed up:   Me: "What do you mean crazy?" "You know... psycho!" Me: "Do you mean she is psychotic? Is she experiencing [...]

“The Glass Castle”- A Memoir of Abuse & Neglect

“The Glass Castle”- A Memoir of Abuse & Neglect

  I recently finished Jeannette Walls' bestselling memoir The Glass Castle, a book that I've been wanting to get to for a while now. This autobiography captures bits of her childhood, illustrating the hunger and pain of extreme poverty... sleeping in cardboard boxes and constantly escaping bill collectors. The snippets of her life that she [...]

“13 Reasons Why” Season 2: What it Got Wrong

“13 Reasons Why” Season 2: What it Got Wrong

Last year, Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" quickly gained the attention of viewers as well as the concern of parents and mental health professionals. While some argue that the show is helpful in starting conversations on sensitive or taboo topics, such as suicidal ideation, others were concerned that the show's depictions are harmful to its viewers, [...]

13 Reasons Why Season 2: Kicking off the Conversation

13 Reasons Why Season 2: Kicking off the Conversation

When "13 Reasons Why" was released last year on Netflix, the show received much attention, both good and bad. Some praised the high school drama for bringing up issues that are often swept under the rug, such as depression, suicidality and rape. The show was seen as a way to bring up the discussion of [...]

“13 Reasons Why” Impacts its Audience, but not in a Good Way

“13 Reasons Why” Impacts its Audience, but not in a Good Way

"13 Reasons Why" Controversy: When the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," was released in March of this year, it quickly gained attention. The drama depicts a 17-year old girl who dies by suicide, leaving behind audio tapes explaining why she decided to end her own life. It's graphic depiction of self-harm, rape and suicide led [...]

The Modern Workplace Bully

The Modern Workplace Bully

Classic Bullying Scenario: A scrawny boy with oversized "nerdy" glasses is sitting alone on the outskirts of the playground. The bulky, intimidating bully figure spots this weakling, this easy target, and heads over. With clenched, threatening fists, the bully towers over his victim and threatens to assault him if he doesn't give up the lunch [...]