The Impact of Depression on Relationships

Most of us are aware about the havoc that depression can wreak on somebody.  The symptoms can be almost paralyzing; a sensation that a dark cloud stalks them or a pit lingers in their stomach every waking moment.  It can be… Read more »

Borderline Personality Disorder: A Survivor’s Story

I was a very emotional child.  I always wore my feelings on my sleeve, face and everyone around me knew what they were.  I felt so deeply, and romanticized myself as a “dark writer” like Emily or Charlotte Bronte.  How… Read more »

Emotional Overload: One Thing You can do Right Now to Soothe Yourself

Intense emotions such as anger, fear and sadness can be crippling in the moment.  They can feel like they “take you over.”  In a way, they do.  This is because if you are so upset that your brain is literally go… Read more »

Mental Illness and Unconditional Love

Unconditional love lies at the heart of helping a loved one with mental health issues develop positive self-esteem. But as a society we are geared toward conditional love: in overt and subtle ways, we learn how to love on the… Read more »