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How Mindfulness Can Help People with Chronic Illness

Mindfulness is the practice of noticing present-moment experiences with curiosity and a lack of judgment. A person who has, knows, or lives with someone with a ...

What My White Therapist Refuses to Understand About Black Women and Eating Disorders

I am a Black, queer, disabled, fat woman. I have a diagnosis of disordered eating. I have been dealing with this since I was 6. My mom pushed her ...

Why New York’s Involuntary Commitment Plan for Homeless People Is Dangerous

The Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, has announced that to address the situation of people experiencing homelessness living in the subways and the ...

Netflix’s ‘Stutz’ Illuminates the Healing Power of the Therapeutic Relationship

It’s not often that one gets a fly-on-the-wall view of what happens in the therapy room. For a myriad of reasons — the least of which would be HIPAA and most ...

6 Key Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mental Health Now

It is so important to understand that despite a mental illness there are still many things you can do with your life. I honestly feel that many people, ...

How to Survive Survivor’s Guilt

At 15, I beat cancer. The treatment worked, there was no more evidence of the disease, and I was starting to feel better physically. But mentally, I was a ...

10 Ways to Cope With Grief During the Holidays

Although the holidays are usually a happy time of year, they can be painful for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Things like toxic ...

Telling My Friends About My Depression Saved My Life

Ask anyone living with a mental illness and they will agree with you on this: Talking about your illness isn’t easy. And if you live with major depressive ...

How to Create Realistic Media Portrayals of People with Bipolar Disorder

Often conflated with dissociative identity disorder, bipolar disorder (BD), or manic depression, is one of the most widely misunderstood and wrongly portrayed ...

7 Ways You Can Support Someone Who Has Schizoaffective Disorder

Do you have a friend or family member with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder? To begin, I want to explain what schizoaffective disorder is. ...

14 Best SAD Lamps for Seasonal Depression Light Therapy

SAD lamps can help people with seasonal affective disorder, also known as seasonal depression, cope with winter. These light therapy devices simulate natural ...

Why Anhedonia Is Such an Insidious Symptom of Depression

Thanks to the internet and the world generally being more connected than it was several years ago, we know more about depression and its symptoms than we did ...

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