What is the Best Thing You Can Say to Someone Who is Depressed?

If someone you know is depressed, telling them to cheer up won’t help. And a few more things that you should avoid saying: Just get outside and you feel better… You need a pet… When are you going back to work? You think too much… Just fake it ’til you make it… You will feel … More What is the Best Thing You Can Say to Someone Who is Depressed?

10 Mental Illnesses that We Don’t Like to Talk About

The goal of this blog, Getting High on Recovery, is to share about our recovery experiences. Most of what we talk about on this blog is about four disorders: addiction, depression, anxiety and trauma. The article below is excerpted from a longer article by Sarah Schuster, on The Mighty. Click this link to go to … More 10 Mental Illnesses that We Don’t Like to Talk About

What if We Treated Our Mental Health Like We Treat Our Dental Health?

How often do you brush your teeth? For most of us, it’s twice daily. We brush, floss and use breath freshener to do what we can to keep our teeth as healthy as we can. And why do we do this? Because our teeth are important and taking care of them is part taking care … More What if We Treated Our Mental Health Like We Treat Our Dental Health?

What Happens When Men Try a Little Retail Therapy?

I’ve done it. My step-dad does it (tools), my dad did it (birds, yes… birds) and so does my 18 yr son (gaming ‘skins’ and noise-cancelling headphones). And you do it too: Retail Therapy. If you want to know what makes the world go around, what drives the economy, and what “The Force” really means? Look … More What Happens When Men Try a Little Retail Therapy?