Which Mental Health Books Have You Read?

Which Mental Health Books Have You Read?

Which mental illness-related books have you read?

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 [...]

Barriers to Treatment

Barriers to Treatment

If someone thinks they are depressed, they can just easily go to the doctor and instantly get help, right? In a dream scenario, this would be the case. However, in reality, the situation is often much more complex. For many people, there are barriers to seeking care for mental illnesses (i.e. for depression).   Why [...]

Seeking a Therapist

Seeking a Therapist

"As far as looking for the right therapist, do remember to actually look. Too many people make the mistake of picking the first name off the list provided by their insurance company and assuming that if things aren't working with that therapist that means therapy doesn't work for them, period. Finding the right therapist takes [...]

Common Thinking Distortions

Common Thinking Distortions

  It may be beneficial to identify common thinking distortions in your own thinking! These manners of thinking can become exaggerated when anxious or depressed. Once you recognize these distortions, it's easier to limit or stop these thought patterns in the future! Common thinking distortions: Black & white thinking: thinking in absolutes, things are either [...]

Therapies for Bipolar Disorder

Therapies for Bipolar Disorder

  Below are a few descriptions for therapies which are effective for bipolar disorder:   Interpersonal social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) Site: https://www.ipsrt.org/ "Is designed to help people improve their moods by understanding and working with their biological and social rhythms" "A... therapy for people with mood disorders, and it emphasizes techniques to improve medication adherence, [...]