Poetry: “Explaining Depression to My Mother” by Sabrina Benaim

*Transcript and Video included* Sabrina Benaim is a poet and author who speaks and writes about the topic of mental illness, specifically depression. Benaim also has a popular book, titled ‘Depression and Other Magic Tricks’ (below: click to go to amazon). When she recited this poem, it was around 2014, based on my research of […]

Pros and Cons of Using Social Media to Overcome Mental Illness

Just like a majority of people today, I also use social media daily and scroll through more often than I probably should. With growing technology we can order just about anything online and know what our friends/family/perfect strangers are doing at any given moment. As overwhelming and perhaps ‘scary’ as this sounds and has proven to […]

Statistics & Stigmas: Why Mental Illness in Youth is Becoming More Prevalent

A patient brought up a very insightful question to me during group the other day, asking “Why do you think teens/adolescents are having more and more mental illnesses and why is it starting at a younger age?” I want to open this up as a discussion to all of you, asking: Why do you think […]