Types Of Medication

Some people are afraid that taking a medication will change their personality, but most find that medication allows them to take charge of their lives. Medications for mental health conditions fall into the following major categories: Antipsychotics Antipsychotics developed in the mid-20th century are often referred to as first-generation or typical antipsychotics, while antipsychotics developed more … Continue reading Types Of Medication

An Open Letter To The Friend Who’s Always Been There

By Jennifer Pellecchia | Aug. 03, 2018 Dear Friend, I’m writing this after a rough couple weeks being stuck inside my aching head. Mental illness is no joke. Not many understand it—let alone stand by their friends who live with it. I understand this, because it can be super hard, frustrating and unfair at times to do so. … Continue reading An Open Letter To The Friend Who’s Always Been There

How To Reduce Screen Time In The Digital Age

By Nina Schroder, MSW, LCSW | Aug. 10, 2018 Smartphones have transformed modern life in more ways than anyone could have imagined. They enable 24/7 access to infinite information and tools that help us stay organized, track our fitness, express ourselves and be entertained. However, easy access to these digital devices and their habit-forming qualities has led to high screen time … Continue reading How To Reduce Screen Time In The Digital Age

Personal Story: Hope And Help

My name is Caitlin and I’m 34 years old. I was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety when I was 19, but I’ve probably been struggling with anxiety for my whole life. I am writing this today after hearing others share their stories of recovery from mental illness and feeling inspired to do the same. … Continue reading Personal Story: Hope And Help

You Can’t Plan For Mental Illness

By Allie Quinn | May. 23, 2018 My 5-year plan after finishing high school was simple: graduate from college in four years, then begin graduate school directly following graduation. It was easy for me to imagine a 5-year plan at 18 years old when my toughest challenge at that point had been taming my frizzy hair. My first … Continue reading You Can’t Plan For Mental Illness

Showing Strength In The Face Of Mental Illness

By Jennifer Pellecchia | Apr. 11, 2018 My name is Jennifer, and I’ve lived with mental illness for most of my life. I’m diagnosed with major depressive disorder, anxiety and an eating disorder. I have high-functioning mental illness, so even at my worst, I appear to be at my best. I’ve been able to live a full life, and, on the outside, I … Continue reading Showing Strength In The Face Of Mental Illness

Reshaping My Relationship With Myself

By Colleen Werner | Feb. 26, 2018 For over a decade, I’ve struggled with food and body image. At 8, I started worrying about how my body looked. At 10, I discovered Weight Watchers and my seemingly endless cycle of dieting started. Then, at 15, my eating disorder started. As a dancer, my world has always been full … Continue reading Reshaping My Relationship With Myself