In Response to the Mighty

So, I read an article today on the Mighty titled: “I’m not high functioning- and I’m okay with that”. So, this is more complicated than it seems, to quote the … Continue reading In Response to the Mighty

When is sharing too much? Is oversharing a real thing?🗣

Ive been accused of a number of crimes, socially unacceptable behaviors, and litany of outrageous transgressions during the course of my mental illness. While the majority of the truly grotesque … Continue reading When is sharing too much? Is oversharing a real thing?🗣

Learned Helplessness Must be Stopped🔴

One of my biggest struggles as a social worker in the human services is challenging learned helplessness. Learned helplessness is a phenomena in which clients, patients, or any person connected … Continue reading Learned Helplessness Must be Stopped🔴

Rejected and/or “kicked-out” of Treatment: Untimely discharges and subpar linkages🔄

Finding the right treatment fit can be difficult. Not only are therapists important to try-on, so are facilities, programs, and treatment centers. This article evolves out of my experience in … Continue reading Rejected and/or “kicked-out” of Treatment: Untimely discharges and subpar linkages🔄

The Mystique of Psychosis

Psychosis is experienced by people carrying its active constellation of corresponding and altogether unique symptoms differently. At different times, along a spectrum, psychosis symptoms exist in a dark harmony, sometimes … Continue reading The Mystique of Psychosis

Dismantling state-level psychiatric centres: instituting full community access and integration

This paper presents a long-overdue proposal to the New York Office of Mental Health (NY-OMH) to close state psychiatric centers and discharge all remaining patients into the community. From long-term … Continue reading Dismantling state-level psychiatric centres: instituting full community access and integration

Lessons from the American Revolution, King George iii & the Power of Forgiveness in Mental Health

“Would you Forgive?”  – Lois Einhorn, PhD During my most tormented days, angry and bitter over lost personal battles I sat in a lecture class centered around forgiveness, empathy and … Continue reading Lessons from the American Revolution, King George iii & the Power of Forgiveness in Mental Health

Make Your Own Psychiatric Triage: What to do when you are in a non-life threatening crisis to feel more Safe

Undeniably, there are times when we all feel out of control. There is no question that when we are in the midst of a crisis, whether it be interpersonal, existential, … Continue reading Make Your Own Psychiatric Triage: What to do when you are in a non-life threatening crisis to feel more Safe