Last month we discussed the stigma surrounding taking medication to manage the symptoms of mental illness as Part I of our Medication and Mental Health blog series. This month, we will be discussing
It’s time to talk about medication. Not for a cold, not for an infection, but for managing the symptoms surrounding mental illness. Specifically, we’d like to address the stigma that surrounds just one of those three examples we just named. Taking medication for mental health should be treated no different than taking an aspirin for a headache. Something is causing us distress and we take medication to correct the issue. It’s as simple as that.
Take a moment and imagine this scenario. You’re sitting at your job or school, having a normal day. On the outside, everything seems fine. Now imagine
By Martha Wolfe, LMFT
Work, family and daily responsibilities… are these familiar points of stress in your life? You are not alone, as these are common stressors we often experience in our daily lives.
By Martha Wolfe
Winter Blues, also known as “Cabin Fever,” can keep you down this cold and dreary season.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, “S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder) affects half a million people in the US. Three-quarters of sufferers are women.” Still, I’m sure anyone can relate with the affect less daylight, colder temperatures, and inclement weather can have on our moods. With that being said, what about those that already have a mental health diagnosis?