What do you think, about how you think? How do you acknowledge but then ‘ignore’ unhelpful thoughts? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section. Keep it Real
3 Ways that “Naming it” will help you “Tame it” ____ In TV’s X-Files, the two main characters are FBI Detectives, Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. Scully is the no nonsense skeptical PhD scientist, and Mulder is the passionate believer, famous for saying “The truth is out there, somewhere.” Over time, Scully begins to believe … More What The X-Files can Teach Us About Living With Things That Seem Impossible
The “I wish I could, buts… Many of us live in a world filled with ‘buts.’ We would go after our dreams, but we lack self-confidence. We would take a risk for love, but we fear others will disappoint us. We would write a great novel, but we currently lack inspiration. One word can change … More This One Word Can Make You Stronger
Stigma lives within all of us Whether it is over use of alcohol or drugs, or mental illness, stigma will impact a person’s well being, quality of life and can lengthen their recovery time. Addiction is one of the most stigmatized health conditions that a person can experience. Whether it is over use of alcohol … More Addiction Stigma is Like Cancer to Our Recovery
The courage to be raw about our mental health is under attack ____ Guest post by Joseph Rauch For more than 14 years Natasha Tracy has been writing about her experience living with bipolar disorder. Early on in her career, a reader criticized the tone and language of one of her pieces about her condition. … More How Political Correctness Has Changed the Language of Mental Illness
Where we reject those who suffer, we also reject a part of ourselves and our humanity recedes one more step. Where we honor those in need, we use the power that we have to help ourselves and humanity to move towards a better way. If you (or your son or daughter or parent) were living … More When We Fear Others Because of Their Mental Illness, We Fear a Part of Ourselves
People who live with a substance use disorder or a mental illness are more like us than we know. And that may be just what we may fear ___ (My apologies if the accompanying photo seems overly dramatic. One of my more public addictions is iPhone photo apps…) Most of you have never met me. I … More Most Days I Do Very Well In Spite of My Mental Illness… And So Do You
“Does it Matter How We Talk About People with Substance Use Disorder?” ___ Most of you have never met me. I am about to write something that may change what you think about me. I am going against the advice of people I respect – my wife and my Psychiatrist. (In fact, even saying that … More Please Don’t Hate Me Because I have a Mental Illness
Submitted by: Ben Sedley. You can learn more about Ben and his counselling practice at this link. Written by: Ben Sedley. You can learn more about Ben and his counselling practice at this link. Ben has also written an excellent book, Stuff that Sucks: A Teen’s Guide to Accepting What You Can’t Change and Committing to What You Can (The … More WANTED! The Word “Just”! For Killing Compassion.
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