Why relaxing is so much work.
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Beyond mental illness.
Annita P. Sawyer Ph.D.
Part II: Musing on a pandemic year — fall and winter.
Recent studies suggest that despite belonging to the highest risk category, older adults appear to weather pandemic stress better than younger ones do. Here is one story.
Do you struggle to find peace in these fraught pandemic times? Here's what I learned from watching a finch family in my gazebo.
Should we expect old symptoms to disappear forever? Can I be whole, if I’m still haunted?
If your therapist had struggled with painful symptoms like yours and recovered, would you want to know about it? Should they tell you?
An important part of who we are is not only where we've been, but also how far we've come. We need to find ways to celebrate this!
If you were part of an anonymous small group, and similar groups were working all around you, would you share your ideas about mental illness? Would it change the stigma?
So you really really want to publish your memoir? What if you succeed?
It wasn’t the leap itself that was brave. It was Potter's decision to confront his fear every time he jumped, knowing there was no turning back.
Imagine that by daring to speak now, we’ll save lives.
I'd convinced myself that the records would be no more than a curiosity. Yet I began to feel intensely anxious when I knew they'd soon be arriving...
Annita P. Sawyer, Ph.D., is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University.