The term "illness identity" was coined to refer to how individuals diagnosed with mental health conditions define themselves by their illness and its symptoms.
The New York Times recently featured an article written by a woman diagnosed with bipolar about how she faced the loss of her self in private and no psychiatrist or therapist ever... Read more
Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) or cognitive remediation therapy can be considered an evidence-based intervention used to improve cognitive and social functioning in individuals with schizophrenia.
Medication helps control positive symptoms like paranoia, hallucinations and delusions yet is largely ineffective on its own against a... Read more
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
It remains to be seen exactly the number of people who change their minds about people diagnosed with mental health conditions. It remains to be seen exactly the number of outsiders who learn about the signs and symptoms so as to get immediate or early treatment.
I would like to believe the... Read more
I want to revisit the idea of spring cleaning or cleaning house: getting all your ducks in a row and clearing out the old outdated stuff and making room for the new.
You can achieve an improved version of yourself when you let go of the clutter in your house and your head that ties you to the past.
It might not happen... Read more
Of all the strategies I've used in my recovery: keeping a journal has to be the number-one technique. I started out in college with a Journal course where we kept a journal and read our entries in class and at the end of the semester the professor took the books and graded them.
His words circa 1986 were prophetic when he critiqued... Read more