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19 Oct

Were the Salem Witch Trials really just a case of Mass Psychosis?

It’s October! And there’s no better time to talk about things that are just a little bit spooky. A favorite tale of historians and fascinated American school children alike is one that’s actually true – the story of the Salem Witch Trials. Just in case you are not a historian, or it’s been a long […]

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10 Oct

Toxic FOMO: Does the image-sharing app, Instagram, harm young women?

Some people call it FOMO – fear of missing out. It’s that feeling deep in the pit of your stomach that everyone is having a great time, except for you. FOMO is almost always induced by social media. It’s seeing your friends smiling and having fun and knowing you weren’t invited. It’s an event that […]

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19 Sep

You and Psychotropics: What You Need to Know

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with psychosis, you may hear the term “psychotropic” being mentioned when discussing drug therapies. But don’t get the term confused with psychedelics – those fun-sounding experimental drugs from the 60’s that inspired rock bands – psychotropics are serious business aimed squarely at mental wellness. Many commonly […]

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01 Sep

What on earth is EMDR?

When my therapist first suggested trying EMDR, I thought she was talking about the kind of music I listen to. “Like, dance music?” I said. “What?” she laughed. “No! Not EDM, EMDR.” A type of psychological therapy, EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Accepted in 2014 as an effective treatment for […]

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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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