Mental Health Blogs

Psychology Behind Blondes vs. Brunettes in the #MeToo Movement

Blonde women are arguably the most sexually objectified and stereotyped women, but could this equate to more #MeToo scenarios for blondes? Women often report experiencing increased attention and harassment from...

Finding the Medicine for Your Soul

Happiness…it’s the holy grail, right? Dr. Tim Bono, in his book Why Likes Aren’t Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness, addresses this and other myths about happiness...

Best of Our Blogs: May 25, 2018

Mental illness affects everyone. It’s not always apparent that someone is suffering. Many people are highly functioning and seeking treatment while succeeding in their every day lives. While many of...

Researching Episodic Memory and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease now affects approximately 5.5 million Americans, and it is estimated that 16 million people will be living with the disease by the year 2050. To put this in...

Oliver North’s Ritalin Myth

The incoming NRA President, Oliver North, recently offered his theory for the spate of school shootings in this country, blaming “a culture of violence“ and the drug methylphenidate (Ritalin). “If...

Podcast: Diverse Diseases, Allied Advocates

Listen to part two of the episode recorded live on location at HealtheVoices 2018. (Part one was posted last week, so check it out if you haven’t, already.) In this...

Can We Treat Obesity with Regulated Hunger Signaling?

Recent research suggests that obesity can be controlled by regulating the satiety cascade, including influencing the nerves carrying hunger signals. Global obesity levels have almost doubled in the last 30...

Psychotherapy Myths: Therapy Can’t Treat Serious Mental Illness

There’s misperception among some people today that psychotherapy isn’t effective for serious mental illness and therefore can’t be used to treat it. A person might say, “Well, I have severe...

11 Ways to Simplify and Enjoy Your Life More

“Our life is frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau If the idea of simplifying your life is appealing, you might be more motivated and likely to get...

What Should Teen Rehab Provide?

Sometimes, for the young person, simply being removed from the environment where the dysfunction is occurring for a short while helps more than anything else. There are benefits and challenges...

How I Met the Woman Behind Schizophrenic.NYC

When I first met Michelle Hammer, she made exactly zero impression. I remember the conference we were both attending, but I don’t remember her. I have some vague recollection of...

Best of Our Blogs: May 22, 2018

We all have different strengths, skills and tools to support us during difficult life events. What do you pull from when things get hard? New challenges forces us to develop...

Free Webinar: Telling Your Mental Health Recovery Story

(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who registered.) Words have immense power. Whether they are the inscription on the Statue...

5 Best Practices for Maintaining Good Mental Health

Mental health rarely gets the credibility it deserves. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, 43.8 million adults in America experience mental health issues in a given...

Ep 10: Schizophrenia & Bipolar Symptoms: 2 Truths and a Lie Edition

Listener favorite Two Truths and One Lie returns, but with a twist. Gabe and Michelle each share three stories about specific symptoms they have of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (respectively)....

10 Benefits of Tai Chi for Better Overall Health, Well-Being and Living Longer

“The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” – Kenneth H. Cooper In the search for effective ways to experience positive outcomes in the all-important life...

Confronting Narcissistic Abuse

We’re all capable of abuse when we’re frustrated or hurt. We may be guilty of criticizing, judging, withholding, and controlling, but some abusers, including narcissists, take abuse to a different...

What You Need to Know About the Newest Antidepressants

In addition to therapy, medication can be an invaluable treatment for clinical depression. It may alleviate symptoms and literally save lives. Which is why having an array of medications to...

What’s Under His Suit? Depression and Anxiety

Let’s get candid about male mental health. Men don’t get a lot of compassion — not as a gender, not toward one another, and not toward ourselves. We are the...

How to Find the Best Therapist for You

Many people start looking for a therapist while they are experiencing significant levels of distress, sadness, troubling symptoms, or other difficulties. While we are in this state, we simply want...

Sex Addiction: Not Just a Man’s Issue

According to The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, sexual addiction is, “engaging in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior acted out despite increasing negative consequences to self...

Don’t Tell Me to Shut Up: The “Et Tu, Brute” Stigma of Mental Illness

After sharing my eccentric journey to recovery in a new book, I’ve been accused of being anti-psychiatry. I’m not anti-psychiatry. I’m only anti-psychiatry if it means questioning the long-term efficacy...

Implicit Bias Leads to Explicit Danger

There has been considerable and well-deserved publicity regarding cases where implicit or explicit police bias has led to unwarranted arrests and shooting of unarmed black individuals. The Starbucks case illustrates...

A Heart-repreneur Bounces Back from Chronic Pain by Focusing on Her Blessings and Being of Service

Terri Levine, Ph.D. captures the attention of a room by speaking powerfully about ways that listeners can enhance their lives and fulfill personal and professional dreams. Small in stature, but...

Are You Experiencing Emotional Abuse and Not Aware of It?

You may not think you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship or minimize it. You may not consider your partner abusive because they seem caring and loving towards you, until you...

How to Help Your Child Combat Loneliness

“You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.” – Amit Ray Many children, especially latch-key kids who must fend for themselves while one or both parents work, suffer...

Book Review: Inventing Ourselves

Adolescence may seem like a period during which the brain goes offline, but it is anything but that. All-consuming relationships, capricious decisions, radical mood swings, and an addiction-like compulsion to...

Book Review: The Power of Context

Our initial impressions about other people are often far from accurate. We might judge someone for not holding the door open for us, but perhaps he didn’t even see us,...

Book Review: Hatching Charlie

“Herein lies one of life’s many paradoxes, although embracing one’s thoughts and feelings is essential to the pursuit of happiness, it is not easy,” writes Charles Creath McCormack in his...

Is All Our Photo Taking Worthwhile?

New research sheds light on what’s working and what’s not. Smart phone cameras have turned many of us into de facto members of the paparazzi. Every event from the mundane...

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