Thriving vs Surviving

Thriving vs Surviving

This past week, October 2-8, was mental health awareness week. In response to this, Mandy Walsh from Talk in the Bay wrote an article comparing the concepts of “surviving” and “thriving” in the mental health context. She highlights that the first key to switching from...

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Mental Health is Political

Mental Health is Political

  Mental Health is Political- New York Times The New York Times piece entitled ‘Mental Health is Political’ is a straightforward explanation for the rise in mental health conditions in recent years. In many cases, high rates of depressive disorder and anxiety,...

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Defining Trauma

Defining Trauma

Dr. Herman writes, “The core experiences of psychological trauma are disempowerment and disconnection from others.”  She later goes on to explain that “Psychological trauma is an affliction of the powerless. At the moment of trauma, the victim is rendered helpless by...

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