Psychiatric disorders are medical conditions that affect a person’s mind and mood. Below you’ll find a list of mental health problems in alphabetical order. * Please keep in mind that only a mental health care professional can make a diagnosis. A Acute Stress Disorder Addiction: FAQ Addiction: Drugs People Use Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Alzheimer’s: […]
“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 we need to fight back: […]
Start every day with a smile and get it over with. W.C. Fields Feeling under the weather? You might want to try a chuckle or two. Recent studies show that laughter cures everything. Maybe not quite everything, but it sure is healthy. Laughter increases the release of endorphins in our bodies, helping us feel warm […]
Here’s a sample puzzle from the Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery, available in 2020 (hopefully!) Return to the Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery page
It’s important to remember that people with Alzheimer’s don’t usually suffer because of their memory loss they’re unaware they’re sick and are often content to just sit still doing nothing.
We all come across things that trigger difficult memories, but for people with PTSD, these memories jumpstart a cascade of internal events that washes on panic, horror, or rage. Then there are the triggered thoughts. Sometimes they’re clear and distressing (“it’s happening all over again” or “I deserve this”), at other times a jumbled […]
“It is what it is. Isn’t that how these things always go? They are what they are. We just get to cope.” — Mira Grant, Feed Okay, give me a minute. Today I want to get up on my soap box and say “Yay!” to overcoming all adversity, finding the perfect life, and always knowing […]
Asperger’s is a syndrome that causes problems in every arena of one’s life, including difficulty with socializing and the types of interests a person pursues. Doctors typically equate Asperger’s Syndrome to high-functioning autism; it is considered an autistic spectrum disorder. What are the symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome? People with this illness have average to above […]