How I Talk About Mental Health with My Kids

Mental health — and mental illness specifically — can be very difficult to understand and navigate for anyone, but especially for children. Children, more so than adults, have difficulty processing emotions and psychological changes. As a result, they often exhibit behavioral challenges when they don’t fully understand their emotional state. I noticed this with

By |2022-07-19T08:10:52-08:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The Story of an Adolescence, Interrupted

It was early fall, just past the autumnal equinox, that the fires started. Winds pushed flames through the sunburnt, thirsty hills of Southern California, and it was the ash — gray flakes floating like snowflakes covering the surface of the earth — that I remember most clearly. I remember my own mental state much

By |2022-06-21T09:02:20-08:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Knowing and Managing My Triggers

Recently I was watching one of my favorite movies, “A Few Good Men.” I had been a fan of the movie, a legal drama about marines, even before I joined the army. It features incredible performances from its A-list cast and a good “twist and turn” storyline. At one point in the movie, two

By |2022-06-13T08:26:25-08:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Understanding The Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Early warning signs often emerge at the onset or worsening of mental illness symptoms. Simply, put these warning signs are any thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that significantly impair day-to-day functioning — such as feeling excessively sad or low — and they may indicate you need help. Understandably, if you are experiencing unusual thoughts and feelings, you

By |2022-06-06T11:18:16-08:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Knowing and Managing My Triggers

Recently I was watching one of my favorite movies, “A Few Good Men.” I had been a fan of the movie, a legal drama about marines, even before I joined the army. It features incredible performances from its A-list cast and a good “twist and turn” storyline. At one point in the movie, two

By |2022-06-01T10:19:06-08:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The Consequences of Stigma Surrounding Schizophrenia

As those of us who live with the diagnosis know, schizophrenia is a difficult condition to relate to. Most people can sympathize with someone who is suffering from an evident physical injury, such as a broken leg. They can also understand the plight of someone with a less visible illness, like cancer. Perhaps they

By |2022-05-11T07:13:19-08:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Developing Effective Anti-Stigma Interventions

As mental health experts and people living with mental illness know all too well, the stigma surrounding mental illness can be highly destructive. Indeed, negative and discriminatory attitudes that are commonly held about people living with mental illness can adversely impact nearly every aspect of their lives. Notably, this cultural taboo discourages many people from seeking

By |2022-05-02T10:47:23-08:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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