To Write Love on Her Arms Non-Profit (Psych Central Podcast)

In 2006, a 19-year-old woman struggling with drug addiction and a history of abuse came to stay in the living room of a young man, who would later post about his unforgettable 5-day experience getting to know her. As a result, the idea for the non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms [...]

By |2020-05-26T13:51:51-04:00June 4th, 2020|Advocacy, Depression, Peer Support, Suicide, The Psych Central Podcast, Uncategorized|Comments Off on To Write Love on Her Arms Non-Profit (Psych Central Podcast)

How to support a friend or relative with post-traumatic amnesia

When someone suffers a serious head injury, post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) is a common side effect. This typically involves the injured person having no clear continuous memory of recent events, including those surrounding their accident.   They may have difficulty remembering events from a few minutes up to a few hours in the past and may [...]

By |2018-06-06T16:16:11-04:00June 6th, 2018|Peer Support|Comments Off on How to support a friend or relative with post-traumatic amnesia

How to Lead a Fulfilling Life in Four Easy Steps

A life unfulfilled is one that is wasted. Feeling like you have wasted your life is one of the worst things a person can experience. This is what leads to mid-life crises, and it is what causes chronic stress and many other mental health disorders. You need to prioritize your mental and physical health, and [...]

By |2018-08-03T18:36:28-04:00April 24th, 2018|Guest Blog, Mental Illness, Peer Support|3 Comments

Video: How Can I Get Someone to Go to Therapy?

 Talk Back: What suggestions can you share to help a reluctant person see a therapist? What techniques have worked on others or worked on you? There are no wrong answers and please read the comments to look for inspiration. Thank you, Gabe “Loved One Therapy” Video Transcript I get asked a lot how people can talk their [...]

By |2018-03-05T23:35:57-05:00March 5th, 2018|Advocacy, Bipolar Disorder, Caregiving, Mental Illness, Peer Support|Comments Off on Video: How Can I Get Someone to Go to Therapy?

Still Bipolar, It’s My Birthday

Long time readers of mine know that I do two things on my birthday every year: Write a blog about the previous year through the lens of living with bipolar disorder. Whine, exactly the same way a toddler would if they can’t have a cookie before dinner. I’m not a fan of my birthday because, frankly, nothing good ever [...]

By |2017-12-19T15:26:55-05:00December 19th, 2017|Bipolar Disorder, Family, Mental Illness, Peer Support, Relationships|Comments Off on Still Bipolar, It’s My Birthday

Mental Illness + Peer Support Group = Positivity?

Postive Peer Support As someone who lives with bipolar disorder and often feels disconnected from the “real” world, it’s no surprise I’ve spent a lot of time in online peer support groups. All of this was long before I reached My recovery, became a writer, or even heard the term “peer support.” For me, it was simply [...]

By |2017-09-25T06:17:43-04:00September 25th, 2017|Advocacy, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Illness, Peer Support, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mental Illness + Peer Support Group = Positivity?

Helpful Tips To Free Yourself From Binge Eating

Eating disorders like binge eating are very difficult for some people to break away from even though it is something that they despise. It not only makes a person feel miserable, but they may also experience chronic fatigue and suffer from various medical conditions. The cycle of binge eating can halt any efforts that a [...]

By |2017-08-28T01:30:11-04:00August 25th, 2017|Advocacy, Peer Support|Comments Off on Helpful Tips To Free Yourself From Binge Eating

PODCAST: How Do We Overcome Procrastination?

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales finally tackle a topic they’d been putting off: procrastination. Pretty much everyone puts off doing distasteful tasks, but procrastination can cause a multitude of problems for us, including harming our health. During this show, you’ll learn some surprising (and some not-so-surprising) [...]

By |2017-08-21T01:23:27-04:00August 21st, 2017|Peer Support, Podcast|Comments Off on PODCAST: How Do We Overcome Procrastination?

8 Effective Ways To Boost Your Self Esteem

Low self-esteem is a growing problem. Especially in young people. There is so much pressure today to be successful, to have a great job, to look a certain way, to have a perfect life, and to be happy about it. These pressures often lead to low self-esteem and self-confidence, which in turn can lead to [...]

By |2017-08-19T02:25:34-04:00August 19th, 2017|Depression, Mental Illness, Peer Support|Comments Off on 8 Effective Ways To Boost Your Self Esteem

Is Peer Support Beneficial In The Mental Health System?

In the U.S., there is a growing trend of using peer supporters to help people suffering from bipolar disorder, depression, and other mental health issues. There is a general misconception, however, about the role of peer support in recovery. In some people’s minds, peer support is a replacement for traditional medical treatments and therapies. Before [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:09:58-04:00July 14th, 2017|Advocacy, Mental Illness, Peer Support|Comments Off on Is Peer Support Beneficial In The Mental Health System?