self-esteem

How Self-Advocacy Can Reduce the Stigma of Schizophrenia

How Self-Advocacy Can Reduce the Stigma of Schizophrenia

In today’s world, mental illness is still, unfortunately, stigmatized. While there is a movement to reduce stigma, we still have a long way to go. It may surprise you, but some of the biggest culprits of fearing and having preconceptions about mental illness are those who have it. I wish…

Discovering Your Identity During Recovery

Discovering Your Identity During Recovery

When you are struggling with an addiction to drugs and alcohol, it can consume you and your identity. The things you once loved are gone, and your “hobbies” are now wrapped up in getting more substances.  Now that you are in recovery, it’s time to reclaim your identity or create…

How to Manage Anxiety

How to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is a human emotion we all share, and it’s important to remember that you are not the only one who suffers, or has suffered, from it. It’s important to keep in mind that anxiety, at low and moderate levels, isn’t destructive, and in fact, can be beneficial. It keeps us…

How to Tell People You’re Depressed When Your Life Seems OK

How to Tell People You’re Depressed When Your Life Seems OK

If your life is OK and you are functioning day-to-day but struggling with depression, you’re not alone. Many people who are depressed may be functioning well outwardly, excelling at work or school, maintaining relationships, and carrying on with their social life. But just because your life is going how you…

Can I Benefit from Therapy?

Can I Benefit from Therapy?

Read the statements below and respond with YES or NO to each: Sometimes I have thoughts of self-doubt.  I am in a relationship (friend, family, spouse) that could be better. I wish I was happier and more positive. I find myself feeling stressed or anxious a lot of the time. I…