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 […]

Positive News! (+): Airbnb Users Offering Free Stays for Hurricane Florence Victims

It’s so amazing to see the world coming together in a time of natural disaster and devastation for so many families. Over 300 homes in Alabama and Pennsylvania are opening up their doors for Hurricane Florence evacuees, for free! Airbnb is closely involved, stating that this option on their website will be open until October […]

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 […]