What I’ve Learned From Having A Mental Illness

What I’ve Learned From Having A Mental Illness

Last night, I spoke, along with ten others, about mental illness. Not in a, “Oh, that might happen to someone you love” type way. Nor was I using my professional status as a psychologist to discuss symptoms and treatment. It was the “This Is My...
What It Takes To Be Real: This Is “My” Brave

What It Takes To Be Real: This Is “My” Brave

Last weekend, I cried. I don’t cry much. When I do, it’s often because I’m hearing someone else’s pure pain and sorrow. That happens a fair amount when you’re a therapist. I may not allow the tears to break from behind my eyelids, but...
017 SelfWork: How Do We Fight The Stigma Of Mental Illness

017 SelfWork: How Do We Fight The Stigma Of Mental Illness

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How To Build Self-Acceptance

How To Build Self-Acceptance

Andrew Solomon, a journalist and author who has suffered with severe depression, writes, “The opposite of depression isn’t happiness, but vitality.” It’s the loss of engagement in life. Your moxie is gone. There’s no lilt in your step. A...