Archive for May 2014

Social Media and Mental Health

Do you have a love/hate relationship with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest (I love Pinterest more than most things ever and always and will never hate it because I want to marry it), Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr, etc.? There are many articles about social media and it’s effect on our mental health. It really is fascinating, you know,... Read more »

Multiple Sclerosis, Organic Mental Illness and Mother's Day

I believe I mentioned that during Mental Health Month, I’d be hosting some guest bloggers! Well, here’s the first guest – Annie, A.K.A “my fave side-ho,” Swingen, who writes the hilarious blog here on ChicagoNow called Swirleytime. She writes about fucking chaos, man, and trust me, it’s magical. I’ve shared many of her posts before and... Read more »

Mental Health Month: Mindfulness and a Handy Dandy Notebook (Ding!)

Do you have a notebook handy? If not, get one. You don’t need a crisp, new, fancy thing either. You can take a half used leftover from a pile of old school supplies or even put together a bunch of scrap paper. You are going to need a handy-dandy notebook if you want to learn... Read more »

Mental Health Month: Mental Illness, Music and Mood

I love mental health month. It is putting me in a better mood than usual, because I love talking about mental health! I’m in the mood to write about MOOD. I want you to understand the difference between normal moods and a mood disorder AND why it’s super important that you do. Hip-hip, hooray for... Read more »

Mental Health: The best and the worst

When I was still in graduate school, doing my internship in professional counseling psychology, one of my supervisors gave me some advice. She told me that I would need to toughen up if I was going to survive working in the field of psychology. She tried to prepare me for the best and the worst,... Read more »