Should mentally ill people stay out of and away from politics? Mental illness is an instability in itself, and it is well known that the media tends to cover negative events over positive ones. So is there any hope for mentally ill people to interact in media and politics, or are the stigma and the […]
Chris was adopted at age three in 1986. He had been physically-abused and had multiple problems. Our family knew we had the skills and the love to nurture Chris to thrive as an adult. That’s what every parent wants for their kid, right?
The following post by A.J. Becker outlines his personal experiences living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. He shares this post with us in hopes to spread awareness about this disorder. When I was about 5 years old, when my brain was overstimulated I would feel very uncomfortable, scared and anxious, and would cry as a […]
What are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders? Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a general term that basically includes two specific disorders that affect a fetus because the mother drinks alcohol between the child’s conception and birth. The specific disorders are: (a) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Abnormal development of the fetus’s face and sometimes internal organs, hands, […]
The Darkness Depression gets inside you and never wants to leave. There’s an empty space in you where life used to be. You don’t know what joy is really anymore. Nothing fills the black hole inside you that’s for sure. It sucks every emotion, and desire out of you. It gives nothing back except an […]
It may appear to the lay person that Americans are being over diagnosed with having mental health problems. However, once you research the issue to discover if this hypothesis is correct you realize this is not the case. Let’s look at the issue from an historical perspective. Dorothea Dix was a mental health reformer and […]
Sure, we have all heard the word. Chances are we have spoken about it from time to time, and felt as though we firmly understood its meaning. Maybe we use the word in a joking context or with hyperbolic flare. Regardless, it is in our vocabulary, it is part of the public awareness now more […]
If you’re looking for a list of great books to read on the subject of addictions/recovery, we’ve put together a short list for your convenience Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol By Anne Dowsett Johnston 2013 In Drink: The Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol, award-winning journalist Anne Dowsett Johnston combines in-depth research […]