Entries by judd

Stop Stigma

May’s National Mental Health Awareness Month. For some people, seeking help for mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and or bipolar disorder can often be difficult due for the fear of stigma that surrounds it. Why when we are having a mental health concern to do people feel apprehensive about seeking help? One […]

The WHY behind SELF-WOUNDING

                        Dysfunctional families. Alcoholism. Teenage rape and murder. These are all topics ripe for prestige television. But a major subplot of HBO’s “Sharp Objects” — which is based on “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s debut novel of the same name and airs its finale […]

How Do Psychiatrists Go About Treating Depression

Visiting a psychiatrist for the first time might be overwhelming for some people, mainly, because sometimes you don’t know what to expect, what is going to happen and hot to go about it. The unknown might prevent you from getting the help you need. It is commonly believed that mental illnesses are different from the […]

A Guide to Your First Visit With a Psychiatrist

How do you know when to visit a psychiatrist? In general, people make their first appointment when they are experiencing difficulties at work, in a relationship or maybe as a consequence of medical conditions. Besides, they might be undergoing certain symptoms which might include sadness, lack of energy, anxiety or even some mood swings. Some […]

Types of Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

Today, many people find that psychotherapy or “talk therapy” quite helpful in treating their symptoms of mental illness. However, the type of therapy and the length might depend on each personal situation and history. On the other hand, therapy could be part of a general treatment plan which may include medication plus any other complementary […]

Different Types of Mental Health Professionals

Nowadays, it is possible to find a wide variety of mental health professionals because this field has grown considerably in the last century. That is why, when you decide to attend therapy, you should also consider the type of professional you need to consult. Although all clinical professionals should meet similar clinical requirements for competency, […]

How Do I Know When to See a Psychiatrist?

You might experience some stress, sadness or any conflict due to our everyday routines so it can be hard to cope with everything at the same time. So if you feel this is happening to you and you are not sure how to handle the situation, it might be a good idea to visit a […]