Common Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is another mental health diagnosis that has been sensationalized in the media and is an often misunderstood diagnosis. Perhaps the most well-known portrayal of schizophrenia is Russell Crowe’s portrayal of John Forbes Nash Jr. in A Beautiful Mind. Schizophrenia involves psychosis, which is a mental state in which people cannot distinguish between what isContinue reading “Common Symptoms of Schizophrenia”

You’re Not Lazy.

I CONSTANTLY HEAR PEOPLE CALL THEMSELVES LAZY. They shamefully describe how lazy they’ve become, how they’ve always been plagued by laziness, or how many of their problems tie back to their supposed laziness. I tell them the same thing every time. You’re not lazy. There are so many other potential explanations for your behaviors that areContinue reading “You’re Not Lazy.”

Do I have OCD? Understanding the Subtypes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS. You may hear people joking about being “so OCD” because they prefer to have their markers organized by color or because they are picky about keeping their room clean. But this is far from actual obsessive-compulsive disorder. Genuine OCD can be incredibly scaryContinue reading “Do I have OCD? Understanding the Subtypes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.”

Is it Stress or Something More? When to Get Help.

Add Your Heading Text Here With all that has happened in 2020, it is normal to feel some level of stress, burnout, worry, sadness, or mental exhaustion. However, rates of mental illnesses have also risen significantly in 2020 (Czeisler, 2020). It can be hard to tell if what you are feeling is part of a normal reaction to anContinue reading “Is it Stress or Something More? When to Get Help.”

Five Ways to Deal with Social Distancing

Humans are social creatures who crave connection with others. Beyond just being a natural desire, socialization and feelings of connectedness have long been known to play an important role in preventing and treating mental health disorders