Tag: Therapy

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”

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”

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”

Black Mental Health in America

ATTENTION: If you are black in America right now, you’re probably feeling pretty unsafe, especially if you’re in the south. If you are black in America right now with Schizophrenia, you’re probably feeling pretty unsafe, especially if you don’t have a lot of support.… Continue Reading “Black Mental Health in America”

A Mental Health Resource for African-Americans

I apologize to those of you who were steadily following my mental health month series. It ended abruptly as a result of the necessary civil unrest spanning the 50 states and select countries worldwide. I have been participating in protests, going to work, and… Continue Reading “A Mental Health Resource for African-Americans”

Happiness

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be happy. Here are some of my thoughts. I’ve done what all good, sheep-like psychologist eventually do: create categories for something that is probably far too complex for such an explanation. But, hear me… Continue Reading “Happiness”

February’s Scheduled Mental Breakdown

I like that I’ve already failed in keeping up with my scheduled posts. If I’m actually consistent with a goal I set, someone call 911 because my identity has been stolen. This will be a short post and not research based. I’ll try and… Continue Reading “February’s Scheduled Mental Breakdown”

Distractions: For Better, or For Worse?

One of the popular coping mechanisms most often quoted by self-help websites, short articles, or purported “ways to help your anxiety” is distractions. Distractions range from averting your attention to a video or a game to focusing on a particular object in the room.… Continue Reading “Distractions: For Better, or For Worse?”

A Broken System: What We Can Do.

I cited an alarming statistic in my post Is Psychology A Science Part 1 (which you can read at the given link) that one of my research professors cited: there are about 40,000 psychological research papers published each year, and, on average, clinical psychologists… Continue Reading “A Broken System: What We Can Do.”

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