If you are struggling to find the right therapist for you–have you ever considered seeking out someone who has the same, spiritual beliefs as you do? If you are Catholic– a Catholic Therapist–for example. For me–I feel this was the fundamental key that had been missing from all of my other therapy sessions.
Posts tagged PTSD
After leaving the Armed Forces, I was diagnosed with clinical Depression, chronic Anxiety and PTSD. I found myself on a waiting list for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and was offered mind-altering medication to help me until my name came up. This was not acceptable to me, but I had little choice; there were few other […]
I have schizoaffective disorder, but that is not who I am.
I continue to see posts on various sites from professionals who preach about “breaking stigma” and speaking out about mental health issues. While I think this is great, it hurts to see these same professionals continuing to promote stigma by refusing to give more than a few words on their own issues. I have been […]
I’ve doubted myself in many ways for as long as I can remember; I just hid it pretty well most of the time. Beginning at 12, I drank and smoked. As I got older, I increased my drugs of choice to include acid and ‘shrooms, which I preferred over anything else. Two months ago, while […]
My name is Samantha Rogers and I am the founder and president of NYTN (Not Your Typical Normal). I am also dual diagnosed with mental disorders and a recovering addict/alcoholic. This is my story. This is me. This is why I founded an organization to end the stigma of mental illness. Sit back, relax and […]
I had my first psychotic episode at the tender age of 17. The world seemed to come together and fall apart simultaneously. On reflection it’s difficult to pin point what had triggered this incredible reaction. Earlier that year I had been on tour in Japan promoting a peer counselling education programme that supported students being […]
“Psychological abuse, also referred to as emotional abuse or mental abuse, is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.” -Wikipedia In a moving and personal video, Chance shares how she survived verbal abuse and encourages […]
According to John, all we have done to help the mentally ill is: “nothing, not anything, very few things, not much, and prison.”
Sadistic child abuse threatens a child’s safety and forever changes their psychology. Many children do not recover and struggle with self injury, addiction, and severe mental health issues for the rest of their lives. Here is one woman’s account of how she survived, one step after another, and chose her health over hatred. I was […]