Essential Reads

Luck: A Bird's Eye View

By Jessica Lourey on April 17, 2017 in Discover Your Truth
Is the struggle to get ahead overwhelming you? Maybe the only thing you need to change is your perspective.
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Adjusting My Priorities Along the Way

My mental Rolodex of priority decisions has been so helpful to me, as it has enabled me to calibrate what I really want to do, not what I should do.

Advice I Never Write Without

By Jessica Lourey on March 20, 2017 in Discover Your Truth
What are the two most valuable pieces of advice for any writer? Read and find out.

What It All Comes Down To: Everything's Gonna Be Just Fine

By Kate Dolan on March 10, 2017 in The Internal Debate
Bad day? Don't let it define you.

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Worried About Safety? Join the Club

By Dale M. Kushner on April 29, 2017 in Transcending the Past
When do you feel safe? In this anxious time, I take an informal survey of the many things that make us feel safe and unsafe.

I Have Misophonia: Why Am I Always Tired & What Can I Do?

By Jennifer Brout Psy.D on April 28, 2017 in Noises Off
Do you or a loved one suffer from misophonia? Find out why people with misophonia may feel continually fatigued.

What Makes You Cry?

By Judith Fein on April 28, 2017 in Life Is a Trip
Why you cry may not be because you are unhappy.

#WorkWithToday - A Real Mental Health Movement

By Sarah Fader on April 26, 2017 in Panic Life
#WorkWithToday is a reminder that all we can do is be in this moment. There is no tomorrow, there is no yesterday, there is only today and this minute.

I'm a Dietitian Who Lost 60 Lbs. In 6 Months

By Sarah Fader on April 26, 2017 in Panic Life
Losing 60 lbs started me on what will be a lifelong journey to becoming a stronger, more comprehensive, and more empathetic dietitian.
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I Feared That I Would Lose My Best Fried

I put her down gently, she took a few steps and collapsed on the floor. It was almost as she was unable to bear her own weight.

The Narcissistic Parent

What happens when a child is raised by a narcissistic parent?

Win The War With Your Mind

By Sarah Fader on April 23, 2017 in Panic Life
Gabe Berman talks about winning the war with your mind. He believes that upon knowing what is real and true about the nature of reality and our minds, we can live fuller lives.


By Terri Cheney on April 22, 2017 in The Bipolar Lens
Getting high in sobriety.

Born This Way

By Amy Colbert, Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in The Trans Life
If gender is entirely a social construct that needs to be changed to be fair to sex and sexuality, where does that leave transpeople?

What Do You Really Know About Misophonia?

By Jennifer Brout Psy.D on April 21, 2017 in Noises Off
What do you really know about misophonia? Take a short quiz to find out!

Red and Blue Politics in America — Part 4

What would you do if someone vandalized your car because of a bumper sticker?
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The Time of My Life

How is it possible that time can morph and change course, stand still, yet engulf our lives while, at times, yet also seem to disappear altogether?
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It Doesn't Matter

"It doesn't matter," even when said facetiously, is an existential statement waiting to be actualized. It hints at the freedom to create meaning from meaninglessness.

Why I'm Not Leaving My Kids Home on My Next Holiday

By Lauren Fritsky on April 18, 2017 in Vacation Mentality
To travel with your kids or leave them at home? A new article suggests doing the latter, but research shows the former carries benefits for the whole family.

Why Friends Are Better Than Morphine

Feeling achy? Maybe you aren't spending enough time with your friends!

When It Comes to Conflict We Are United

By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on April 13, 2017 in Breaking Culture
The United Airlines conflict is just the latest in a series of events that reveal the cultural norm of “throwing hands” when you don't have the skills to produce the desired result

Selective Mutism 101

By Jonathan Kohlmeier on April 13, 2017 in Barely Speaking
Selective Mutism explained from the perspective of someone who had it.

Natural Memorialization for Our Pets After They Pass

By Adam Clark LSW, AASW on April 12, 2017 in Animal Attachment
It's hard to know what choice to make in caring for our pet's body after death. An interview with Rooted, a new living plant-based cremation service as an option for pet parents.

There's More to a Flower Patch Than I Realized

Does planting a flower garden reflect good mental health?

It Starts With You

By Sarah Fader on April 10, 2017 in Panic Life
This webinar will be perfect to help you understand that recovery is a process that is entirely possible and, with the right steps, support, and patience, recovery is inevitable. ​

Dating Tips for Love and Sex Addicts

By Kerry Cohen on April 09, 2017 in Loose Girl
We’re the ones who are all 'we had sex, so now you’re my boyfriend. We’re the Glenn Closes of the dating world. But it’s only because we, as women, are not entitled to love.
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I Attended a Conference Devoted to Personality Disorders

This past Friday and Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a conference presented by the NASSPD or the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders.

#ADHDProbs- I Have ADHD and It Impacts My Relationships

By Sarah Fader on April 09, 2017 in Panic Life
Trust me when I tell you, I don't want to interrupt you. Believe me when I say I want to support you and hear your story.

When Depression and Anxiety Try to do a Con Job

By Victoria Maxwell on April 08, 2017 in Crazy for Life
Suffocating in mucky depression and scrambling in scratchy anxiety, my world feels convincingly and unrelentingly foreboding. A reminder to myself can help me navigate the con job.


By Sarah Fader on April 08, 2017 in Panic Life
Do you live with social anxiety too? I want to hear about your experience. Use #SocialAnxietyIsRealAF on Twitter.
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The Hell Realm

By Hope Perlman on April 07, 2017 in Unmapped Country
Anyhow, when I took my dog for a walk the other day, I decided to skip my usual pundit podcast in favor of something more conducive to peace of mind, so I picked a dharma talk.
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By Sarah Fader on April 06, 2017 in Panic Life
Have you ever changed from one psych med to another? Please tell me about it on Twitter by using #ShoutOutYourMedChange.

What If the Pain of Pet Loss Becomes Too Much to Bear?

By Adam Clark LSW, AASW on April 05, 2017 in Animal Attachment
Experiencing the death of a pet is a profound and painful experience. Sometimes, we need a little extra help to get us through. Learn when contacting a professional may help.

Red and Blue Politics in America—Part Three

Your family is planning a reunion. You want to attend, but a number of your family members voted for the other party in the recent election. How will you manage your emotions?