An article by Kim Rosenthal, MD kimrosenthalmd.com Depression hurts. It robs you of hope and motivation and makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning, never mind cope with the pervasive agony that comes along with it. At times it seems hopeless. There’s no “pulling your socks up.” It isn’t that easy. […]
Avoiding suicide: writing a crisis plan An article by Kim Rosenthal, MDKimrosenthalmd.com Sometimes life can be overwhelming, painful even, and you feel like you’ve been run over by a freight train. It’s too much to handle. You feel helpless. You feel hopeless too. Thoughts are dangerous. That’s crisis mode, and that’s when you need to […]
by Kim Rosenthal MD, from the blog “Mental Health and You!” You’re bored, life’s come to a halt, and you need relief right now. It could be boredom. It could be depression. Or it might just be that you need an idea to jump-start you along. Here are 150+ things to do when you don’t […]
Wacky and Wonderful Recovery: Replacing drugs with the good stuff The worksheet below is for people in recovery from substance abuse. Giving up drugs creates an enormous hole in your life. Suddenly there’s something missing. Beforehand drugs took up most of your time, and now you don’t know what to do with yourself. Sound familiar? […]
So you’ve met someone you don’t know and it’s time to have a conversation, hopefully create a friendship, and your first tendency is to… run. Sound familiar? If talking to strangers feels like a bucketful of icy, cold water thrown in your direction, you’ve found the right spot. This post is written for all shy, […]
The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.–Marty Feltman. Mental health providers encourage their patients to keep journals. Sometimes it’s almost obsessive. We journal! Everyone should journal! Write like you’re fighting for your life! But why do we write? I guess it’s because the empty page is a place to […]
The part of the brain below the tentorium handles the basics, like breathing. It’s not the interesting part. Forget about it.
Addiction was a central part of your life, and now that you’re not actively using, you’re grieving the loss of the old and familiar while trying to get used to an unclear future….