I want to introduce a concept called the Early Warning System
I have insomnia, and only sometimes feel somnolent.
I haven’t worked in many formal or professional settings. When I first landed at a “”real”” job, it wasn’t the paycheck, status, or new schedule that got me excited to go to work. It was the parties!
Expressly, goodbye parties.
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.
From time to time, and specific chapters of our lives, requiring an influx of creativity and problem-solving, these friends resurface in our lives for various
Patients want to know how they will survive after their workers
retire or move on to a new position somewhere else in the mental health system.
I was completely disordered and unable to care for myself ten years ago….
Peer Specialists should think of volunteer opportunities and find a way to give back.
In the end, it was the sheer size and strength of the stingies that overtook the sheer volume and numbers we had behind us.
When my illness first struck in 2003 and then again in 2008 I was extremely bitter and angry.
Taking inventory begins by developing a greater appreciation of your personal accomplishments
My perception was shifting everyday. At first the shift was gradual, eventually dramatically altered. The community appeared different. People seemed to behave differently and have
There is nothing more profound than healing and recovery from extreme perilous circumstances and returning to a more normal life.
My last pet in Binghamton was a ferret named Clausewitz. While I often don’t speak of Clausewitz openly anymore, I feel it is time to
Far too many stories and firsthand accounts of recovery are terminal and end with a cure or picturesque life for the consumer of services or
The time is upon us! I need to address the ongoing rumors circulating around my writing. Ever since I have announced a second novella, Small
I have been accused of several crimes, socially unacceptable behaviors, and a litany of outrageous transgressions during my mental illness.
Research must be wholly beneficial to the public, it must be free and rife for regard for society. As a prosumer and mental health interventionist
When you carry a mental health diagnosis, you are in almost constant fear of relapsing. Whether you have a chronic long standing condition, or are
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,