Tag Archives: Mental Health

Telemedicine, Confidentiality, & HIPAA

Telemedicine, Confidentiality, & HIPAA

Telemedicine, Confidentiality, & HIPAA Our medical information should remain private, and for good reason. Knowledge of our well-being can be deviously sold to advertising companies, used to defraud us, or generally disseminated to those without our best interests in mind. We already know the doctor-patient relationship is protected. In a psychiatric office we know the […]

Practical Teletherapy

Telepsychiatry and telepsychology are becoming widespread in the world of mental health. We’ve discussed telemedicine a few times in these posts, but I specifically wondered: how could it help my close peers?

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 […]

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