“This made no sense to me, probably because I speak English and [had] never had a brain injury [before].” — Tiny Fey You’ve just spent the night in the emergency room. Perhaps you’re the patient, or maybe the patient is someone you love, but it doesn’t matter. The night is a whirlwind of memories, and […]
You’re meant to immerse yourself in this “topic” until it surfaces in your dreams, until you subliminally speak its language and bring it up at every conversation, until you understand a world you’ve never understood before…
Ask the doctor: 1-14-18. Dear Doc, I’m in my 70’s and have noticed my memory seems to be slipping. I’m having problems remembering people’s names. Does that mean I’m getting Alzheimer’s? Many people have just that same question. As they age, they develop problems remembering names and occasionally forget where they parked their car, and […]
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is about obsessions and compulsions, but what exactly do these words mean? Here’s a little information about this illness. Obsessions. Obsessions are unwanted, repetitive thoughts or mental images that make a person miserable, usually resulting in a decision to avoid the thought altogether. But have you ever tried to not think about […]
Medications are an essential part of the plan when it comes to bipolar disorder. The right treatment can make a world of a difference. But figuring out which one is the right one can be challenging. Here’s a little information about mood-stabilizing medications to help you along. What are mood stabilizers used for? Mood stabilizers […]
It takes guts to deal with toxic relationships. The difficult person might be a peer at school, colleague, parent, sibling, or neighbor, and they can do damage. This post is about dealing with problem situations in assertive ways. Being assertive means standing up for your rights in a direct, honest way. It’s about solving a […]
We’re all anxious at times, especially when stressed or facing something unpredictable. Anxiety and fear help us pick up on threatening things in our environment and react – often before we know what that “thing” is. But anxiety becomes an illness when it starts controlling and ruining one’s life. There are many different types of […]
This worksheet is a sample from the up-and-coming Weird and Wacky Addiction Workbook (Coloring book? Activity book? Title subject to change many more times). It’s the 1st page in a 2-page handout. Return to Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery. Originally posted 2018-05-05 01:50:43.