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In Treatment

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  • Elliot Ames
    Published 6 days ago
    Being Trans In A Mental Hospital

    Being Trans In A Mental Hospital

    Being born with a lifelong psychiatric disability, this was far from my first stay at a mental hospital. This time was different, though; I was going into the hospital as a trans man (and I am still, very far from passing). About five months ago, I also attempted suicide as a transman but opted to pretend to go by my dead name and use she/her pronouns for two weeks. It did a number on my psyche, and I ended up spending the next five months pretending that I was cis. Don't worry, guys, just a big mix up! Just one big cis woman here!
  • Jamie Jackson
    Published 6 days ago
    In Defence of Therapy and Becoming Vulnerable

    In Defence of Therapy and Becoming Vulnerable

    If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say they don't need therapy, I'd have about $12 and then I'd have to lose some of that in commission, exchanging it for pound sterling.
  • Ashley Peterson
    Published 27 days ago
    Mental Illness Treatment vs. Wellness Promotion

    Mental Illness Treatment vs. Wellness Promotion

    One of the things I talk about in my new book Managing the Depression Puzzle is the idea of differentiating between illness treatment strategies and wellness promotion strategies. I think it’s a distinction that applies to mental illness in general. So what’s the difference?
  • Mariah Adams
    Published about a month ago
    Psych Hospitals

    Psych Hospitals

    Through popular media today there are many ideas of what psychiatric hospitals are like. From dimly lit and dirty hallways lined with people in straight jackets and screaming that they want to kill you, to unwilling people being strapped down to beds and having injections forced upon them. Hollywood loves to portray psych hospitals as scary places where people get tortured or forced into things they don't want. But is that really what it's like? The short answer is no, that's not what it's like at all.
  • Strom Gray
    Published about a month ago
    My Prayer

    My Prayer

    1-800-273-8255 By Logic
  • Surviving Childhood Trauma
    Published 2 months ago
    Adjusting to Mental Health Treatment Via Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Adjusting to Mental Health Treatment Via Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    I’ve been seeing my counselor for three years. Every week.
  • Tyris Branford
    Published 2 months ago
    Give Me A Break!

    Give Me A Break!

    Today, I went to my first NA meeting, Narcotics Anonymous. I have been to a redemption like this before. Therefore, I am saying that this isn’t my first adventure. Intuitively speaking, I should have never let go of this trip in the first place!
  • Nia on Air
    Published 2 months ago
    Mental Health Check-In 5/14/20

    Mental Health Check-In 5/14/20

    This morning I have been in a weird mood. I am not happy, but I am not sad. I am more in thought. I am, of course, thankful that at least I awakened to see another day, right? My kids are healthy and here, and my life seems to be okay if I was an outsider looking in. Many do not know that is what depression looks like. I go to therapy, take medication to control these vibes, But none of that works for more it seems. I want to be transparent at a point in my life, and I do not want to make the outside look good as much as I want the inside to feel good. That is the most essential part.
  • Onigiraffe
    Published 2 months ago
    5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t be Afraid of Therapy.

    5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t be Afraid of Therapy.

    Therapy; the treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder.