If I had a dollar for every time someone said, "I don't believe in therapy or psychiatric medications..." I could probably retire already. For these folks, handling life on their own is a point of pride. Often the same people who say this are medicating themselves anyway, just … [Read more...] about Neglecting Your Mental Health: Are You Driving Everyone Crazy?
Loneliness has many clinical definitions but it is not a state of being as much as it is a state of the heart. Being alone doesn't make you lonely. In my personal experience, and talking with others, loneliness comes when: We feel we do not have someone or others to share … [Read more...] about Loneliness: It Is Everyone’s Problem To Solve
Crossroads Counselor Christina Westbrook uses a therapy called EMDR when she works with clients, which helps people heal from emotional distress due to disturbing life experiences. We often assume that particularly severe emotional pain must require a long time to heal. EMDR … [Read more...] about EMDR Offers Hope for Victims of Trauma
What is trauma? When most people think of trauma, they think of things like natural disasters, witnessing or experiencing violence, or the experiences of soldiers in combat, and they would certainly be right. However, trauma can also occur from less obvious experiences, such as … [Read more...] about 3 Signs of Unresolved Trauma: Is This You?
Where mental illness may be a science, I could argue that mental health is more art. We create our own mental health and we strive for it in as many ways as there are colors on a palette. For me, I am always looking for peace. Serenity speaks health to me. It could be a … [Read more...] about What is Mental Health Anyway?
Many people have preconceived notions about the treatment of depression. The media seems to reinforce the idea that psychiatry/psychology is a bunch of voodoo, whoo-whoo, touchy-feely nonsense. While there may be a few good resources and examples out there, the … [Read more...] about Am I Really Depressed And What Do I Do About It?