Mental Illness Myths: Part 1

Today, I want to discuss some inaccurate or partially inaccurate beliefs people have related to mental illness. It should be noted that some of these are completely false while others are sometimes true but do not offer a complete understanding.  Medication Myth:”I don’t need (or want to need) that kind of help”. Fact: While not […]

An Eye-Opening Perspective on Mean People

If I am honest, I have dealt with a lot of difficult people recently. And honestly, I have sometimes taken things they have said and done to heart. As someone who has struggled with anxiety, perfectionism,  and insecurities most of my life, and as someone who did not fit in while in high school, I […]

Reflections on the Mental Health Field

Young professionals who are starting out working in the mental health and related fields need to know that this is a messy, contradictory field. It involves the mundane and the shocking, happy and sad, frustration and success, tears and cheers, fears and triumphs, little problems and big issues, adjustment disorders and psychosis.  Some days, are […]

Anxiety: A State of a Longing Soul

The truth is, stress, anxiety, depression, all have a way of creating longing, of separating us from the truth of who we really are, and from enjoying & appreciating the present. They can create a longing for pleasure, relaxation, peace, fulfillment, tension release, relationships, downtime, boredom to go away, and for someone or something to […]

Anxiety the Friendemy 

Anxiety. Even as someone who is high- functioning, is working in the mental health field, and is stable, I am reminded of my anxiety and the shaky self-esteem associated with it on a daily basis. If I am honest, sometimes I feel like I am not helping anyone and that I do not have a […]