Introduction This blog explores why it is essential to distinguish between the person and the diagnosis when discussing mental health. When diagnosed with a mental health condition, it is easy to forget that a person is behind the diagnosis. Clinical diagnosis can lead to misconceptions and negative attitudes […]
Recovery momentum will give you wings to go further
Peers perform the same responsibilities, duties, and tasks as their higher-paid counterparts
Everyone knows you have problems
With thoughts moving at breakneck speed, at 16, I did not see an end to the downward spiral. I was on a band trip with my high school in the nation’s capital. In 1998, I was without sleep for at least 14 straight days. The antics of my […]
This is about you doing you, because no one else can do you better.
The reasons are so multifaceted and nuanced, flagrant, and most assuredly un peers like
The issue that hinges on the docket is Emergency Mental Health
Clinicians must respect our rights
I told him he “looked like shit” and asked if he had slept or eaten.
I would like to explore my own lived experience with first-onset psychosis
Peers, through the act of self-disclosure, reveal their lived experience at work in the agency all the time.
he client, the same one I requested be transferred, attempted suicide the night before.
I am aware that not all volunteer jobs lead to paid employment
Success and failure are different for each of us, but we do strive for the former
Either we disband every manual out there in mental health, or we must only use the DSM-5
Amid the struggle, heartache, loss, betrayal, and disappointment can be not easy to find the strength and motivation to keep going in life.
I have insomnia, and only sometimes feel somnolent.
“I just want to be somebody!”
I finished watching season 7 of Blacklist, a psychological crazybot about a criminal who has the FBI on a platter, and turned to the next episode of original Star Trek reruns.
When a person walks into a medical facility, hospital, or otherwise, they walk right past the gift shop.
Adversity is something that we’re guaranteed to encounter periodically
Seemingly uncontrollable and unpredictable anger is a problem for some people with mental health condition. As a therapist, I diagnose people with intermittent explosive disorder which is a DSM 5 diagnosable condition.
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