Three Questions that can Help Someone Who is Facing Depression

As someone who lives with depression, I have learned three questions that can help me when depression is beginning to cripple me: What is your life like right now? What is making you feel sad? What changes could you make to help your life feel more tolerable? For article “What I Learned About Depression from … More Three Questions that can Help Someone Who is Facing Depression

What I Learned About Depression from Johann Hari

You may not know his name. I didn’t, until I saw his youtube video about addiction, “Everything you think you knew about addiction is wrong.” If you have not watched it, it is worth the 15 minutes. Johann Hari describes addiction and how relationships and feeling like you matter to other people will support and … More What I Learned About Depression from Johann Hari

Not Everyone Needs Treatment for Their Addiction

According to a study of 40,000 Americans, it turns out that nearly half of those who experience an addiction find a way to change, without treatment. According to the Recovery Research Institute: 9.1% American adults have resolved a significant alcohol or other drug problem 51% reported alcohol as their primary problem 11% cannabis 10% stimulants … More Not Everyone Needs Treatment for Their Addiction

An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindful way to treat disorders _____ Author: Deborah Serani Psy.D. Originally posted Feb 22, 2011 on Psychology Today Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. ACT has been around for a long time, but seems … More An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy