Hope: Depression Recovery

Hope: Depression Recovery

Hope: Depression Recovery Writing had always been Jennifer’s passion. Jennifer (name changed for anonymity) was a good friend of mine in journalism school. We often lunched together and she could always put a smile on my face with a sharp sense of humor. She always got me through the midday doldrums. Her performance at school […]

Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)

My Experience with Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)

My Experience with Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) I can remember vividly. My body was frozen except for the trembles. I was next to the bedroom door, eyes glued to the light switch. It was the usual kind. One for the lights the other for the fan. Most people glance quickly at the switch, turn off […]

Cinema Therapy: Entertain Your Brain

Cinema Therapy

Cinema Therapy: Entertain Your Brain Movies and can be profound. They shock and awe us, they laugh and cry us, they make us think and they help us escape reality. There’s nothing like a great movie to capture peoples’ imaginations. Film, indeed all art forms, can make a deep impact on one’s life. While struggling […]

Mental Health Stigma

Mental Health Stigma

The Problem of Mental Health Stigma It’s sad that some folks still need to hear it: mental illness is real. Mental illness has consequences for ones well-being and the pain caused by it, both emotional and physical, takes a tragic toll. Addiction, broken relationships, lost opportunities, even physical harm are merely a few negative outcomes […]

Constant Distractions of ADHD

The Constant Distraction of ADHD

Constant Distractions of ADHD Imagine sitting down to read your favorite book. Open to the bookmarked page, find the next paragraph… in seconds a bag of potato chips on the table grabs your attention. You grab a few, eat them, and go back to that paragraph but then you hear some birds outside. It seems […]