Essential Reads

Please Stop Using Schizo as an Insult

By Allie Burke on August 11, 2017 in Paper Souls
We are not an insult.

Anxiety Survival Tips: Step by Step

By Kate Dolan on July 18, 2017 in The Internal Debate
Trouble with anxiety? Here's my trick when I feel anxious.
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How Swimming Can Help Ease Anxiety

By Joe Minihane on July 11, 2017 in Floating
Anxiety stalked me for years. But in cold water, I found the perfect way to slow my mind and find the balance I craved.

When Healthcare Does More Harm Than Good

By Marissa Moss on June 21, 2017 in One True Self
When is healthcare not caring?

More Posts on Personal Perspectives

Increasing Willpower and Resilience

There are techniques you can use to increase your fortitude. It all starts with changing perception.

Risk Factors and Warning Signs for Suicide

Suicidal risk factors are often confused with warning signs of suicide. But the two are very different. Read more here.

Misophonia for Parents

By Jennifer Brout Psy.D on September 18, 2017 in Noises Off
Are you a parent of a child with misophonia? Do you know parents of children with the disorder? Here is some information that may help.

The Need For “Grownup” Leadership

By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on September 15, 2017 in Breaking Culture
The Need for Grownup Leadership

The Inheritance

By Cami Ostman M.S. on September 14, 2017 in Second Wind
At midlife, many of us begin to lose our elders. Some of those relationships are clean and easy; some are more complicated. What can you find of value in the loss?

Losing His Mind and Regaining It

By Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes on September 13, 2017 in Not the Whole Person
What is profound despair? How William Styron turned back from taking his own life.

My Childhood Trauma: What I Learned, What You Need to Know

By Dale M. Kushner on September 13, 2017 in Transcending the Past
Childhood traumas can be paralyzing. I share how I have coped with one that detonates strong feelings.

Can You Give Yourself More Time?

By Kendra Levin on September 12, 2017 in The Heart of Writing
Studies show that "buying" ourselves time (rather than stuff) makes us happier. But what if we could be gifted time?

I Rescued a Flying Rat

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr. on September 11, 2017 in The Main Ingredient
I share the antics of my overreacting neighbor, and how it led to my rescuing a wild animal (well, sort of).

Suicide: A Senseless Tragedy

By Angie Viets, LCP, CEDS on September 08, 2017 in Inspired Recovery
It's National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Learn how to cope with suicidal thoughts and what can be done to help prevent suicide.

Grit, Grittier 2

By Hope Perlman on September 07, 2017 in Unmapped Country
Grit is what you think it is: tenacity. But this new definition of grit adds the element of passion. So grit is perseverance in pursuit of something of intrinsic interest to you.

Disconnections

By Deb Brandon Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in Living In Brilliant Color
Incapable of connecting cause and effect, learning to understand sensory overload was a long process. For a while, I was terrified I was exhibiting symptoms of insanity.

Dealing With Our Healthcare System

By Ron Breazeale Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in In the Face of Adversity
Are health challenges testing your resilience? The decisions you make today will help you if you get really sick.

Why Call It “Alternative?”

By Robert J Stevens J.D. on September 05, 2017 in Finding Robert
In defense of non-medicine based therapies.

I Can't Get in the Shower! What NOT to Tell Me

By Terri Cheney on August 31, 2017 in The Bipolar Lens
Easy answers can get in the way of big issues.

Reunite With Your Soul, Self and Sisterhood

Stuck in eating disorder recovery? Poetry can empower you to break free from what's holding you back.

Befriend Your Grief and Rage (Haha, jk. They're Poison.)

Breathe to the New Age Synth and focus your Third Eye inward, where it can touch the deep wellsprings of rage within you. Surprise! You're crying in a yoga class! Ha ha, illness.
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The Love Languages in Marriage

By Sarah Fader on August 28, 2017 in Panic Life
Everyone expresses love in a different way

D.A.A.D. Dilemma

By Carlton M Davis on August 25, 2017 in The Bipolar Coaster
Anger can lead to self-destruction, but there are ways to control the tendency.
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The Nature of Choice and Relationships

By Ronna Wineberg on August 25, 2017 in The Bittersweet
Embracing our choices.

Coping with Fear: Face It, Understand It, Overcome It

By Dale M. Kushner on August 24, 2017 in Transcending the Past
Fear is hard-wired into us, but unlike other animals we can confront, reflect on and disable our fears.
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Reflections on Being Discontinued

By Barbara A Jaffe Ed.D. on August 23, 2017 in Journey to Healing
Despite all the things (and they are just things) that have been discontinued, goodness, family, friendship, empathy, and joy will never be replaced.

Developing Hope

Does distorted thinking affect your hopefulness?

Ladies, Let's End Body Shaming, Starting With Your Own

Do you ever catch yourself in a downward spiral of negative self-talk about your body? This mindset shift will transform your relationship with your body.

The Best Piece of Breakup Advice I’ve Ever Been Given

By Sarah Haufrect on August 21, 2017 in The Bonds We Make
It’s no exaggeration to say that receiving this advice was one of those rare moments when, as I was living it, I knew my life had just changed.

The Dreaded College Essay

By Eris Saari on August 21, 2017 in More Than an Observation
Writing a bad first draft and other ideas about writing that essay.

Relationship Tides

A possible reframe for the approach and distancing pattern often found in couples counseling comes from evolutionary theory, and the module theory of mind.
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Don't Let Paranoia Win

By Sarah Fader on August 18, 2017 in Panic Life
Here are three concrete ways to stop paranoia from "winning" in a contest between it and your mind.

Kitchens For Good Is Cooking Up Second Chances

By Aleida K Wahn J.D. on August 17, 2017 in The View From Here
Kitchens For Good Is Cooking Up Second Chances While Fighting Poverty, Hunger and Food Waste