Tag: mental health

Your Role In The mental Health System

This is to all my fellow psychology majors, graduates, and future students. What do you believe your role in the industry is? To all my fellow mental health consumers, what do you believe your role is? These are the two simple questions I have.… Continue Reading “Your Role In The mental Health System”

Learned Helplessness In The Mental Health System

This is a term you may be familiar with if you work in mental health. It’s often used to describe patients who have spent significant time juggling between facilities, programs, and hospitals and as a result struggle with meeting their own basic needs. It’s… Continue Reading “Learned Helplessness In The Mental Health System”

The Two Branches of Psychology

If you have been or are a psychology major, or you’re thinking about becoming one, you’re probably familiar with (or will become familiar with very quickly) people riding your major off as humanities, soft-science, and asking you “bro, you gunna be my counselor now?”… Continue Reading “The Two Branches of Psychology”

What’s Your Ideal Treatment?

I think one thing that frustrates me the most about mental health treatment services today is that the services available are shoddy, expensive, and instead of being tailored toward the individual they’re tailored to the diagnosis. For example, if you walk in to your… Continue Reading “What’s Your Ideal Treatment?”

Reflections

We’re nearing the end of 2020. What’s helped your mental health most through this global travesty of a year? Perhaps you’re feeling grateful you don’t live in the United States right now. Perhaps you met a reading goal, or are graduating this year. Did… Continue Reading “Reflections”

In Dealing with Death

2020 has seen a lot of this. It seemed my friends and I would make it out alive. One of us didn’t. I am unfamiliar with the grieving process, very new to it in fact, and along with a whirlwind of instant pain, denial,… Continue Reading “In Dealing with Death”

What A Bad Day is Like Part 2

I think one of the hardest parts of following a path of wellness after descending into a well of madness is recognizing and acknowledging our humanity. We are inherently not perfect. We are inherently cursed with a frightening amount of insecurity, duality, and uncertainty.… Continue Reading “What A Bad Day is Like Part 2”

What a Bad Day looks Like

What a bad day, or week, or month, looks like for people with psychosis is variable. This is what it’s like for me this week. I count today as a bad day, and figured writing in the midst of the experience, if I can… Continue Reading “What a Bad Day looks Like”

Thank You!

I wanted to say thank you to all the new followers. I’ve been watching the numbers up-tick, but haven’t had a clear mind or space or time to shout out to all of you. One thing I love about writing a blog is meeting… Continue Reading “Thank You!”

Did You See That Post? And Let’s Connect!

Hey everyone, I noticed the other day’s post on Black Mental Health and the state of America right now didn’t show up underneath the tags in the same way as usual, and so I wanted to write another short piece and include the link… Continue Reading “Did You See That Post? And Let’s Connect!”

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