7 Sustainable things that may help your ADHD

Today I’m talking directly to the niche group of people who have ADHD and care about the environment – hey there! Same! I wanted to address some ways to be sustainable that may work specifically for folks with ADHD. Although being neurodivergent may make some aspects of sustainability more challenging, folks with ADHD tend toContinue reading “7 Sustainable things that may help your ADHD”

Resolutions are so 2012: 6 steps for setting New Year’s intentions

By Dr. Melissa Shepard   I’m going to cut to the chase: New Year’s Resolutions don’t work. And not because you’re lazy or a failure: there is compelling scientific evidence that suggests that traditional NY “resolutions” actually set us up to fail: often they are lofty (“I’m going to go to the gym every dayContinue reading “Resolutions are so 2012: 6 steps for setting New Year’s intentions”

8 Things your parents say to you about your mental health, ranked by difficulty (and how to respond)

By Dr. Melissa Shepard   Ah, the holidays. For many of us, this season brings time off of work and time with family – namely, our parents.* And parents. Are. Complicated. I’ve heard people say time and time again that their parents don’t understand their mental health. On the opposite end, I’ve heard even moreContinue reading “8 Things your parents say to you about your mental health, ranked by difficulty (and how to respond)”

8 Creepy Halloween Costumes under $60 (That AREN’T a Mental Health Patient)

By Mattie Kearse Written by Mattie Kearse, medically reviewed by Melissa Shepard, MD   As you overnight your last-minute Halloween costumes this year, we’d like you to consider leaving one on the shelf: the mental health patient.   There are a lot of problems with this costume.   It perpetuates the stigma that having a mentalContinue reading “8 Creepy Halloween Costumes under $60 (That AREN’T a Mental Health Patient)”

How to create a mental health crisis plan: 9 ways to prepare

By Mattie Kearse   Medically reviewed by Melissa Shepard, MD *Trigger warning – suicidal thoughts, self-harm*    Driving up 85 North, I often pass billboards with this message: “Don’t Wait, Make a Plan” usually accompanied by a gigantic image of a basement being flooded, or a mother hugging her child.   These roadside billboards aimContinue reading “How to create a mental health crisis plan: 9 ways to prepare”