You’d think mental health were the absence of bad stuff, right? No depression, no voices, excellent coping skills! No bad habits or panic, no excess of pills! No, no, everyone knows mental health is a lot more than good coping skills, absence of bad habits, and not feeling bad. It’s about joy. It’s about potential. It’s about growth and creativity and believing in self and future.
Mental Health and You is a mental health blog: we’ve got articles about overcoming depression and voices, enhancing coping skills, settling bad habits and panic, and medications galore. You’ll also find information about Schizoaffective Disorder and making friends. There are types of psychotherapy. There’s sexual pathology. It’s about overcoming the bad stuff. But here you’ll find joy, potential, and lust for life too! Looking for the benefits of aging? Guided imagery through the Library of Life? Benefits of nicotine? Ostriches? It’s all here! See below for a list of links.
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“I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm when what we fear seems more awful than life is good.” –Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon Writing as a weapon Depression is an evil companion. It challenges us with a duel to the death but takes away the very weapons
Dear Doc Column 1-30-18 Dear Doc, my husband had an affair last month when he was out of town. He swears it’s over, that he’s had no contact with the other woman, and I don’t think he’s lying about that. But it’s been horrendous. I get paranoid & angry and
The library of libraries is a book-filled paradise. Its walls carry the testimonies of all humans, those who’ve lived and those who will live. Each soul has his own book.
Your Book is thick with a hundred thousand words, your name printed in bright blue letters across the cover.
What’s your Book about? Where does it start, and where does it take you? What’s the tone? What vocabulary does it employ?
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
Where did you come from? If you’ve reached this page out of the blue, welcome and thanks for visiting! The following is a detailed overview of psychiatrist Dr. Kim Rosenthat’s book Wacky and Wonderful Recovery Workbook (WW). If fate and motivation allow, the book will be available in 2021… For
“You are so good. So good. You’re always feeling so much. And sometimes it feels like you’re gonna bust wide open from all the feeling, doesn’t it? People like you are the best in the world, but you sure do suffer for it.” — Silas House.
“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
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
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
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
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