April 30, 2016

 

There is no certain way to know if somebody is telling the truth--but your gut is normally right.

 

We far too often let our reasoning overcome our natural protections. We have instinctive protection from falsehood, regardless of how skilled the liar may be. However, no...

April 28, 2016

I had two teenage girls tell me in separate counseling sessions this week that they are “worthless”. My question to them was, what makes you worthless? They both responded that they’re not pretty enough, not smart enough, not popular enough. Well, my reply was rather t...

April 28, 2016

Riding the Roller Coaster

Untreated Bipolar Disorder

 

      People fear the diagnosis, although it is one of the easiest mental health maladies to treat---if people follow their medication regimen. Bipolar Disorder seems to be on the rise. I am developing my PhD disserta...

April 27, 2016

      Projection is a weapon of disordered people to take the focus off themselves.

 

      Have you ever been frustrated by a liar who insists on calling you the liar? This is called projection and it is a way for people with problems to avoid having...

April 26, 2016

       Addiction is a symptom and binder of anxiety. There is no evil gene or character flaw. Addiction is a way to bind anxiety and feel less emotional pain. Substances like alcohol; drugs; tobacco--even diet soda--can be methods to bind anxiety and self-medicate agai...

April 16, 2016

I had two teenage girls tell me in separate counseling sessions this week that they are “worthless”. My question to them was, what makes you worthless? They both responded that they’re not pretty enough, not smart enough, not popular enough. Well, my reply was rather t...

This is probably the best analogy of mental health problems in relation to the human condition that I have ever read. Read the first paragraph here. It is so very true. Illness is not a character flaw!

 

http://www.namiwisconsin.org/basics-of-mental-illness/

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