Does this sound familiar? I feel like my brain is always going, and it feels impossible to slow it down. When I'm at home, I'm thinking about work, and when I'm at work, I'm wishing I was at home. When I go on vacation, I find myself worried about things back home or at work. … [Read more...] about Too Many Tabs Open
The raw, powerful Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has generated a fair bit of discussion and controversy. Based on a novel with the same title, the series tells the story of a girl, Hannah, who leaves behind tapes explaining the 13 reasons why she committed suicide. The … [Read more...] about WHY WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO 13 REASONS WHY
As a rule, I do not consistently follow the news. Whether this is due to lack of time or the avoidance of political mudslinging, I am not entirely sure. It’s not that I don’t believe in being informed of current events, it’s just that it feels like one has to wade through so much … [Read more...] about Celebrity Stigmas: What We Can Learn
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