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Anxiety in Children

Ever wonder why on the first day of school your stomach ached, and you felt as if you’d throw your breakfast up on the steps of your school? It was an anxiety attack. If you were not one of these children, don’t worry — you didn’t miss out on any special milestones. That said, a…

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“Don’t Be Hysterical” – The History of Sexism in Psychological Treatment

We as human beings would like to think that our beliefs and actions are founded in reality and logic. While we have made mistakes as a species, we often see these as temporary blips in the grand scheme of history: sure, our psychological theories and treatment of women was sexist and not based on any…

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How Gentrification Affects Mental Health

You probably have heard about gentrification in the news recently. It’s the process of wealthy people moving into an urban neighborhood and raising the property values to the point of displacing lower income residents. Gentrification was first coined by urban geographer Ruth Glass in the 1960s to describe the phenomenon of upper-middle-class British families buying…

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They’re People, Too: Ageism and Mental Health

I’ve always been very close to my grandfather. When I was growing up, he was a never-ending source of wisdom, humor, and stories from his fascinating life. When I was in eighth grade, I made a project of writing a book about his experiences based on interviews. Every couple of weeks, he and I would…

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The First Mental Health Appointment: What to Expect and How to Calm the Nerves

It’s completely normal to feel nervous or scared before you see your first psychologist. It may even feel wrong in some ways, which is also normal. [1] Rest assured, though, the fact that you are taking or even considering this step is mighty impressive — so give yourself a firm pat on the back. Many…

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Healing the Healer

My first job as a budding therapist, fresh out of grad school, was at a psychiatric hospital. Many memories from that time have stayed with me, but it was a comment I heard a fellow therapist make that altered my understanding of the importance of emotional self-care for those whose life’s work is serving others.…

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Bipolar in the Workplace – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog post, I discussed how my bipolar disorder has affected my work life. My experiences in the workplace have been good for the most part in terms of controlling my mood swings. However, manic episodes and the ensuing impulse control issues are another story altogether. A lot of people who…

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Bipolar in the Workplace – Part 1

About 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience some form of mental illness each year. That’s approximately 43.8 million people who are in the workforce or will be at some point. Thankfully, there are laws in place to protect us from discrimination based on mental illness. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was…

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Transgender Individuals, Dysphoria, and Depression

Being transgender myself, I have experienced my fair share of dysphoria and depressive thoughts. It can be hard to cope sometimes. The thoughts become overwhelming. Sometimes it becomes hard enough that you feel like you’re being swallowed whole. I find solace in my friends who have accepted me for who I am – but sometimes…

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