Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month and this touches so many people around the world. You could be someone that survived an attempt, lost a family member, lost a friend, someone still struggling, or be an ally to the mental health community. This is so important. Suicide rates are not only alarming in the U.S. There… Continue reading Suicide Prevention Month

I’ve Been 25 for two Days

Yesterday was my 25th birthday and I'm feeling some things. I'm the kind of person that loves my birthday. I love getting a group of friends together and just letting go of any stress and having a good time, and that I did. I know some people treat their birthday like it's no big deal… Continue reading I’ve Been 25 for two Days

Sometimes You Need to Shop Around

Going to therapy can be tough - especially if you have never gone before. It can even be tough if you used to go, and go back again, which is okay! I had a therapist when I was younger and after a while, we just didn't click anymore. I wasn't connecting and opening up as… Continue reading Sometimes You Need to Shop Around

Working From Home and Mental Health

Working remote, home-based, telecommuting - all of these terms for working from home has been increasing immensely since 2005, by 115% to be exact. About 3.9 million U.S. employees (2.9%) work from home at least half of the time. In the next ten years it is predicted that 38% of full time staff will be… Continue reading Working From Home and Mental Health

What is Dermatillomania?

What a mouthful that is, “dermatillomania”. Also, anything ending with “mania” just adds an extra sting to it if you ask me. So, what is it? You may be more familiar with its “sister” disorder, trichotillomania, which is pulling out one’s hair (it is common with eyelashes). Dermatillomania is a BFRB, which is an OCD… Continue reading What is Dermatillomania?

You’re in Therapy?

In my first post I mentioned I’ve been in and out of counseling and therapy since I was five or six years old. The terms counseling and therapy are used interchangeably a lot, but in case anyone is wondering the difference, thank WebMD: “Counseling focuses on specific issues and is designed to help a person… Continue reading You’re in Therapy?