Lunchtime Poll: Intrusive Thoughts

Earlier this month, our friend Natalie Dee did a few comics about intrusive thoughts, and I spent more time than is probably appropriate thinking about Natalie’s apparent anxiety and how I don’t have intrusive thoughts about ridiculous fears. Until I had an epiphany the other day at the bathroom sink. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Intrusive Thoughts

All Alone in a Crowded Room: Depression and Isolation

These days, it seems like half of everyone I know is on anti-depressants, and I’m a little conflicted about that. On one hand, I’ve personally been on the receiving end of the stigma and all of the worst judgmental attitudes that accompany mental illness, and so anything that de-stigmatizes depression, mental illness, and psychiatric care is a good thing in my book.
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So You Want To Go To Therapy – The First Session

One of the number one issues that causes people anxiety about therapy is that first session.  It’s scary since you don’t know what to expect and you know that you’re going in there to talk about things that are hard to talk about.  It’s totally normal and OK to be nervous, but I’m going to try to cover the most common things that are going to happen in a first session. Read More So You Want To Go To Therapy – The First Session