Children's Mental Health Today Is Precarious

Children’s Mental Health Today Is Precarious

Source: © By B-D-S Piotr Marcinski | Shutterstock Last week I wrote a post titled “An Open Letter to Parents of Children with Mental Illness,” and although I’m not a…

The Power of Journaling for Mental Health — Talkspace

The Power of Journaling for Mental Health — Talkspace

Sources: 1. Smyth J, Johnson J, Auer B, Lehman E, Talamo G, Sciamanna C. Online Positive Affect Journaling in the Improvement of Mental Distress and Well-Being in General Medical Patients…

An Open Letter to Parents of Children with Mental Illness

An Open Letter to Parents of Children with Mental Illness

On April 23, a week prior to the start of Mental Health Awareness Month, the New York Times published the article, “‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among…

The Art of Rejection | Psychology Today

The Art of Rejection | Psychology Today

Source: © Pexels| Pixabay When I started writing in 2007, the very first piece I submitted was accepted to an anthology with a call for submissions for illness-themed pieces. Not…

4 DBT Therapy Techniques — Talkspace

4 DBT Therapy Techniques — Talkspace

4 Components of DBT The principles of dialectical behavior therapy techniques are built on a few fundamental ideals. First, it was developed on the foundations of both science and philosophy….

How to Be Happy Again: 14 Tips — Talkspace

How to Be Happy Again: 14 Tips — Talkspace

14 Tips for Finding Happiness Again Once you’ve made your list, you can clearly identify any parts of your life you should reduce (or eliminate, if you can), as well…

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How to Identify & Release Repressed Emotions — Talkspace

What Are Repressed Emotions? Repressed feelings are those that are unconscious. They differ from suppressed emotions, which are feelings you intentionally avoid because you’re unsure of how to deal with…

How to Tell the Difference — Talkspace

How to Tell the Difference — Talkspace

Good Stress vs. Bad Stress Both good and bad stress can cause your body to secrete certain hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones can cause a racing heart, rapid…

"Do I Have Mommy Issues?" Ask a Therapist — Talkspace

“Do I Have Mommy Issues?” Ask a Therapist — Talkspace

What Are Mommy Issues? In general, mommy issues are the psychological challenges you deal with as an adult that result from your childhood relationship with your mother or another adult…

"Do I Have Daddy Issues?" Ask a Therapist — Talkspace

“Do I Have Daddy Issues?” Ask a Therapist — Talkspace

What Causes Daddy Issues? Daddy issues in adults are caused by an ongoing need for understanding, love, support, and approval that wasn’t received in childhood. These needs can transfer into…