BLM: Mental Health & Educational Resources List

BLM: Mental Health & Educational Resources List

I have seen many lists in response to recent events in the U.S. Some highlight accounts/voices, to amplify Black voices. Others share mental health resources for the Black community. Lists also share educational tools (books, movies, shows, podcasts) to help educate people on topics related to racism. Below, I have gathered several of the lists [...]

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 [...]

3 Assumptions Mental Health Providers Should NOT Make

3 Assumptions Mental Health Providers Should NOT Make

From my experience and what I've heard, providers make assumptions too frequently which end up being false and getting in the way of proper treatment. What are some of these assumptions? I've listed 3, but there are certainly many more!     One: All patients with a condition LOOK a certain way.   Last summer, [...]

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, [...]