In my own experience, art has always been more of a convalescence than a product of internal suffering. After my last breakup I was reckoning with imminent depression – it was cinema that brought me to worlds from which I gained a new perspective. When I battled anxiety years ago it was my punk band that showed me possibilities within myself.
Mental illness carries its share of anguish. It comes in many forms: Fear stemming from the realization one’s mind is sick. Outbursts triggered by that fear plus the confusion it brings.
Paranoia: What is it Really? Paranoid. We’ve all heard that word before. It is often used to describe feelings of suspicion and worry – or a suspicious/worrisome person. Maybe someone labelled your jumpy friend as paranoid. Perhaps someone remarks that they are paranoid they left the stove on. In fact “paranoid” joins “OCD,” “depressed,” and […]
Children’s Mental Health School is in full swing and youngsters have a lot going on. Not just quizzes, schoolyard politics, and chores – these days children face an ever growing digital world of streaming information and 24-hour social media. The plates of our kids are full. One can’t imagine the chaos of being young and […]
Teletherapy Saves Time For some, the difference between psychiatrist and psychologist is unclear. Put simply: psychiatrists deal with medications while psychologists do therapy sessions. A while ago we discussed telepsychiatry. That entails prescription management plus occasional consults, all through videoconferencing. However telepsychology/teletherapy involves regular meetings between patient and therapist. Getting to the doctor for a […]