Acting Out & Temper Tantrums
The Problem With Yelling
“The problem with verbal abuse is there is no evidence,” Marta shared. She came for help with a long-standing depression. “What do you mean, lack of evidence?” I asked her. “When people are physically or sexually abused, it’s concrete and real. But verbal abuse is amorphous. I feel like if I told someone I was… Read More »
Don’t Get Crushed by Anxiety
Have you ever felt hesitant about approaching someone you met eyes with? Or felt nervous talking to someone you’re interested in? Or felt a knot in your stomach while finding the courage to ask someone on a date? Most likely, you’ve experienced at least one—or maybe all—of these feelings, because anxiety and dating are a… Read More »
You’ll Be Happier If You Let Yourself Feel Bad
There’s a moment in Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray when the title character declares war on his feelings: “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions,” Dorian says. “I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” Basil Hallward, the artist who had painted Dorian’s portrait, becomes fearful of… Read More »
How Invalidating My Bipolar Disorder Invalidates Me
It has been almost two years since I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD and generalized panic disorder. I can be pretty open about mental health and my diagnosis. However, I almost never share the more extreme parts of my illness, or I hide it completely due to the stigmas attached to it.… Read More »
How Do We Get The Men Into Mental Health?
Note: This blog is presented as a cross-collaboration between NAMI and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, whose mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. It originally appeared on the AFSP Lifesavers Blog. Dude. Dudes. It’s time for some real talk. Let’s get real here and look at the numbers. According to… Read More »
When Betrayal in a Dream Leads to Real-Life Conflict
I don’t recognize the bedroom. The walls are black and bare, except for a chaotic painting hanging in a random corner. From the doorway, I see two people laced together on a bed. I’m embarrassed, because they’re naked, but I don’t think they know I’m here. There’s a woman whose voluptuous silhouette is blurred by… Read More »
9 Signs You Should Break Up with Your Therapist
Therapists work for you. Read these signs to determine if you need to “shop around” a bit more to get the help that you deserve!
5 No-Phone Zones for Parents and Kids Alike
Technology is great….but so is tangible human interaction – check out these five “no phone zones” that can help strengthen family bonding!
Five phrases that are guaranteed to make your kids stop begging.
Begging and whining a problem whilst shopping? Lock and load these five phrases to make shopping trips more enjoyable!
Toddlers and Self-Control: A Survival Guide for Parents
Learn how to manage the “expectation gap” between you and your toddler with this super helpful guide!