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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This article is based on a workbook I wrote a decade ago called, “What to Do When You’re Too Depressed to Think.” Thus the title. The book hit 200 pages, which means this post waxes on the long side. So sorry for the long-windedness. Hang in there as you read
The music is a delight at the ear, and sunlight plays lacework shadows across the floor. This is a safe place — but the emotion remains all-encompassing.
“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
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
Dr. Rosenthal and her cowriters regret to inform viewers that this website doesn’t come with ostriches. Let us explain. We wanted this to be a fabulous website, something worthy of your appreciation and love, and we knew just how to get it. We had plans. We had pictures, boxes, jokes,
“For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.” – Henry Wadworth Longfellow We put a lot of money and effort into trying to avoid aging. In our society, getting
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
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
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
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
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
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