It can be overwhelming when a doctor says your child has to start therapy
If I could say anything to my therapist, it would be thank you.
While functioning differently from the norm isn’t necessarily a bad thing, when it comes to things like self-care and safety, learning, limiting anxiety and interacting with others, everyone deserves help to achieve at the best of their capability.
Writing allowed me to process my thoughts, insecurities, and emotions I couldn’t talk about.
Hello Readers! I would like to introduce to you a new column that we will be sharing each week. It is called The Bipolar Diary and will be place where we can share our stories of Bipolar Disorder, ways to handle this disorder and different posts that will educate you on what Bipolar Disorder is. … Continue reading #TBD | Coloring My Cares Away
I ate three meals today. I ate when I was hungry and stopped when I wasn’t. My therapist would call this recovery behavior. But I can’t quiet the voice in my head that says, “How can you lose weight if you keep eating?” Everyone thinks I’m so much better because I completed IOP and … Continue reading On Struggling With Recovery
Shhh..."Therapy" used to be a word that was spoken in hushed tones, if it was spoken about at all. There was such a stigma attached and it was instantly assumed that you were unwell if you sought out a therapist or counselor. Thankfully that stigma is beginning to lift. In fact, in my opinion, I … Continue reading Things to Consider When Finding the Perfect Therapist
I sit on the blue couch, facing Dr. Ramone in his blue armchair. I try to cross my legs, but my thighs won’t let me. I settle for hooking one leg underneath me and letting the other hang to the floor. I twist my bracelet – the one that says “be brave” and supports eating … Continue reading On Being Therapized
Hello Friends! Today we are talking about some of the different types of group therapies. The first group is called the Psychoeducational Group. Psychoeducational groups are made to help and educate people about certain issues including substance abuse. This sort of group is able to focus on the disorder and therefore educate those in the … Continue reading Group Time
I have written and rewritten my story so many times, and it has been a struggle to find the right words, and decide which parts needed to be taken out, which needed to be shortened, and which needed to be expanded. I have finally decided that instead of sharing it all at once, I would … Continue reading Does This Make Me Weird?