4 Facts About Mental Illness That Will Make You Feel Better About Having One

  You are not alone with your mental illness. Millions of people around the world live with a diagnosis. Millions more people live struggling with the symptoms of mental illness undiagnosed and untreated.   Everybody’s Got Something: There’s nothing worse than living with depression and having someone tell you to cheer up, or living with

Does DBT Work For All Areas Of Mental Health?

  When cognitive behavioral therapy was introduced in the 1980’s it was met with great success. Initially focused on supporting people with anxiety and depression, all forms of mental health was finding support from cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Today, cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence-based practice, considered a leading method for treating mental health. Despite

DBT Skills: Radical Acceptance

  Dialectical behavioral therapy, DBT, is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy which helps people with a wide range of mental health disorders learn to effectively communicate their emotions. Living with a mental illness often includes living with high amounts of emotion which can make normal communication a challenge. Feelings are not facts, but they

The Reasons You Won’t Go To Therapy And The Benefits Of Going Anyway

  Therapy is an old practice. Before clinical therapy, people sought religious counsel, talking about their problems and seeking advice for changing their ways. During treatment for mental health and addiction, therapy is in everything you do every day, as well as in individual sessions and group therapy sessions. After treatment, it  is part of

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits Transcend Treatment

  Recognizing thoughts. Identifying beliefs. Changing behaviors. It’s a practice most people would admit they would benefit from. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence based, scientifically backed therapy method which has been proven to work across mental health disorders since its development in the 1980s. Goal-oriented, cognitive behavioral therapy, most often referred to as CBT,

Yes, Instagram Is Bad For Mental Health, Especially Women

    Almost 1,500 young people between the ages of 14-24 were surveyed for a recent report on the way social networking sites, like Instagram and Facebook, affected their mental health. Specifically, the researchers wanted to know how social media affected anxiety, depression, self-identity, and body image. Vogue reports on the study conducted by the

For College Students, Mental Health Should Become Priority, Not Grades

College students are known for living by a “work hard play hard” philosophy. Inundated with school work, extracurricular activities, and growing economic pressure due to student loans, there is heavy emphasis on drinking in college culture. The combination of academic stress, economic stress, and the stress of an uncertain future can become unmanageable. Many students

Detaching (With Love) In Codependency

“Detaching with love” is a popular phrase in codependency recovery and most spiritual growth. The act of detachment is frequently misunderstood. Detaching is not the same as abandoning or walking away. For codependents, taking space of any kind can feel like moving across the world. People with an attached personality to others are uncomfortable with

Anxiety And Codependency Go Hand In Hand

  Anxiety is a worst case fear gone worse. As a mental health dysfunction, anxiety is the way that fears become worse fears, built upon even worse fears. Labeled as worry warts, fearful, and other characterizations, people who are anxious can’t actually regulate the way they experience fear. Like an instantaneous snowball, one small lightning