“I Solemnly Pledge…”

“I Solemnly Pledge…”

"I WILL ATTEND TO my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard..."

Do’s & Don’ts of Mental Health Social Media Usage

Do’s & Don’ts of Mental Health Social Media Usage

For the past few years, I have actively been using social media in relation to mental health awareness, whether it has been to connect to others or to share my latest blog post. It is absolutely amazing how the internet has allowed for these supportive communities of mental health warriors to come together from all [...]

Time to Talk Day 2019

Time to Talk Day 2019

    This year, #timetotalkday is all about sharing the ingredients that make a good conversation about mental health! As someone who has been on both sides of the conversation (as the struggling friend & at times as the concerned one), I understand the value of opening up about mental health. These conversations can be [...]

The Dark Side of Social Media

The Dark Side of Social Media

TW: This post discusses self-harm and suicide in relation to the internet & social media. I refrained from including images, but if the written content itself could be triggering to you, please do not continue to read the post beyond the resources listed. I have included 2 suicide prevention resources immediately below: Related Resources: National [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]