My Bipolar Mind by Samantha Steiner is written as a series of blog posts that capture her recovery from addiction while living with the effects of bipolar disorder. The story begins in April 2017 she hit her personal rock bottom, and from there began her slow journey towards recovery. Of course, the full story began … Continue reading Book review: My Bipolar Mind
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: Codependency We hear about codependency often, particularly in relation to addiction. What does it actually mean, though? GoodTherapy's website says: "Codependency involves sacrificing one’s personal needs to try to meet the needs of others. Someone who is codependent has … Continue reading What is… Codependency
Health professionals are required to continually update their knowledge related to their field of practice. One of the nice things about the digital age is that it's easy to access continuing education activities online, and many of them are available at no cost. I freely admit that I'm a geek and I love learning new … Continue reading Where to go for insider knowledge on psychiatry
I recently watched Heroin(e), a Netflix-produced documentary that follows three women (a fire chief, a drug court judge, and an outreach ministry worker) combatting the opioid crisis in Huntington, West Virginia, the "overdose capital of America". The outreach worker with the Brown Bag Ministry initially anticipated that she would be providing food and the words … Continue reading So, what is the opioid epidemic?
Lately I've been sharing some of the TED Talks that I've found particularly informative and inspiring. In this post, I'm focusing on talks that challenge the stigma related to mental illness. Sangu Delle: There's No Shame In Taking Care of Your Mental Health https://embed.ted.com/talks/sangu_delle_there_s_no_shame_in_taking_care_of_your_mental_health Sangu Delle speaks about the stigma of being an … Continue reading TED Talks on mental health stigma