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12 Aug

What is Emotional Blindness… and do you have it?

Our smart home devices know us so well. How many times have you said, “Alexa, what’s the weather?” or “Alexa, what time is it?”. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could also say, “Alexa, tell me how I’m feeling?” The fact of the matter is, no matter how in tune we might be with our […]

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01 Aug

Is Mental Health a Reason to Quit?

In late July, social media was a buzz with one name: Simone Biles. The celebrated Team USA Olympic gymnast took a step back from competition early on in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games citing mental health reasons. It was a shock not only to Biles’ competition, but even spectators at home who expected her to […]

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20 Jul

Link Found between Cannabis Use and Psychosis

We’ve long heard of cannabis referred to as a “gateway drug”, but could that gateway be to psychotic episodes? According to a team of researchers from the United Kingdom, that seems to be the case. A recent study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at King’s College London shows the genes for schizophrenia […]

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01 Jul

What is a Conservatorship?

Much has been made in the past month over Britney Spears’ mental health conservatorship. From super fans creating the “Free Britney” movement, to the pop star’s own words in a Los Angeles courtroom, it’s been hard not to notice what’s going on with Miss Spears. But just what is a conservatorship, and what happens in […]

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15 Jun

Feeling good? Don’t stop taking your Medication

A few years ago, I found myself temporarily without health insurance. I’d been on an anti-depressant for awhile and I felt really good. I was productive and I no longer felt depressed or anxious. So, as my medication ran out, I figured I didn’t need it anymore, and since I didn’t have insurance, it would […]

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01 Jun

A hero’s journey through Mental Wellness

In just about every epic tale that’s ever been written, we get to see the story’s hero go on a journey. Whether it’s a physical journey like in The Lord of the Rings or a coming-of-age series as in the Harry Potter books, the stories that tend to intrigue us most as humans take us […]

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14 May

Does Online Therapy Really Work?

Since 2020, it seems we now do everything online. Even things that were once only done in-person like happy hours and birthday parties have gone virtual. In a lot of ways, it’s a great thing – it makes an event accessible to friends and family members no matter where they live and helps those of […]

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01 May

Psychotic or Psychic: What’s the difference?

If you’ve ever watched a ghost hunting show, you’ve probably seen the moment in nearly every episode when they bring in the psychic or medium. This person then takes a walk around the place that’s being investigated and inevitably begins sensing people who had been there long before. Many of these psychics will say they […]

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16 Apr

What to Do When a Loved one is Committed

A psychiatric involuntary commitment can be a very scary time for the loved ones of the person being committed. Whether you’re the person who made the call to initiate the commitment process or you’re providing support for the person in treatment, it can be hard to know how to feel. When a person who is […]

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01 Apr

Did Hemingway suffer from Psychosis? New Documentary delves into writer’s life and Mental Health

In the new documentary, “Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick”, Hemingway’s son Patrick discusses his early struggles with mental illness including a bout of psychosis. Patrick recalled being placed briefly in an institution where he was treated for schizophrenia with electroshock therapy. Though his psychotic episode seems to have been isolated, his […]

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