Tag Archives: Mental Health

Self Care: 4 Mental Health Tips

Self Care: 4 Mental Health Tips

Self Care: 4 Mental Health Tips “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The phrase escaped me for a long time. I always knew what it meant but never connected the dots for myself: take care of yourself smartly and you’ll be healthier. Honestly most of my friends ignored the advice too. We ate […]

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 […]

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 […]

Telepsychiatry in the Modern Life

Telepsychiatry

I have my share of friends who want to improve their mental well-being but for one reason or another never get around to it. A lot of the excuses are valid ones. Long hours at a job, too busy with family, lack of funds; a lot of these things are nonnegotiable. Making it to the […]

Living with OCD

OCD Treatment

Ever since I was young I’ve felt the effects of OCD. It caused both small inconveniences and enormous obstacles throughout my life. Only after therapy, medication, and a long but enlightening road to recovery was I able to step back and truly recognize what was happening to me. My life has vastly improved and I […]