‘What’s the Matter with Batman?’ Psychologist analyzes the Dark Knight

Reblogged from Wynne Parry, LiveScience He wears a caped bat costume in public and funds an alter ego out of his personal fortune. As a child he witnessed his parents’ murders; as an adult, he puts his own life on the line, practicing a personal brand of vigilante justice. He may be a comic book character, … More ‘What’s the Matter with Batman?’ Psychologist analyzes the Dark Knight

6 Mental Health Disorders That Superheroes Struggle With

Reblogged from thecomicvault When people read comics, they look to superheroes as role models, as representations of strength. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve thought about how awesome having superpowers could be. It’s easy to forget that superheroes struggle with their mental health like anyone else. Even a hero as powerful as Superman … More 6 Mental Health Disorders That Superheroes Struggle With

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

The 3 Most Important Things You Can Do When You Feel Like You Are Going to Lose Your Mind

In the past few days, we have been talking about recovery and how to respond to difficult life experiences. This article is a little like a first aid kit for when you feel like you are ready to lose your mind because you are facing painful thoughts or emotions, difficult memories or trying situations. Can … More The 3 Most Important Things You Can Do When You Feel Like You Are Going to Lose Your Mind

5 Ways that You Will Grow From Your Most Difficult Experiences

Your most difficult experiences can be your greatest teachers. According to research, there are at least five ways that you will grow after trauma, challenging experiences with shame, depression or anxiety, or from addiction recovery. Appreciation and gratitude for your life, your work, your relationships and your experiences. Relationships with others, a deeper sense of … More 5 Ways that You Will Grow From Your Most Difficult Experiences

4 Habits that will Make Your Every Day Experience More Valuable than College

Growth and learning from your most challenging experiences can help you to excel ___ This article is part of my series on growth after trauma or other difficult experiences. For other related articles, see the links at the bottom of this article. • • • If you have faced trauma or other difficult experiences, more … More 4 Habits that will Make Your Every Day Experience More Valuable than College

So Someone You Love Isn’t Making the Changes You Want Them to Make?

What’s the answer? Often we hear that “Tough Love is the answer.” But what can you do when tough love just isn’t the answer? “My family’s tough love approach played a big part in my attempting suicide,” he said. “It’s not their fault I attempted suicide, but their words and actions put me over the … More So Someone You Love Isn’t Making the Changes You Want Them to Make?

Tough Love Doesn’t Work: A New Approach to Helping Addicts

Guest Post by Claire Gillespie 03/22/17 You love your child. Your child is an addict. Your child needs help. How do you carry on showing that love, without supporting or enabling the addiction? Instead, professionals suggest setting boundaries and asking questions like “What do I need to do in order to support my own self-care … More Tough Love Doesn’t Work: A New Approach to Helping Addicts