Tag Archives: depression
Summertime Blues, Loss and Depression
I know, I know. I hate the title of this one too. The good news is that after this post, you will see much less of a mopey attitude. Promise. Today’s enemy, today’s sermon, today’s you-get-points-for-just-reading, is all about unexpressed … Continue reading
Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to have a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 10.
An ongoing survival guide. Chapter 10. Suit up. In the last chapter I brought up the idea of psychic armor, or the suit, this week we take the suit in for some alterations. One of psychology’s more interesting and bizarre … Continue reading
The Therapy is Dandy guidebook to having a narcissist for a parent. Chapter 2.
An ongoing survival guide. Chapter 2. Tactics. If you already suspect one of your parents to be a narcissist, you may have tried to talk to them about your concerns. And it probably didn’t go very well. Narcissists are extremely … Continue reading
You talking to me?
The scene and the reference are obvious to anyone who has been drawing breath for the last 35 years. Given how many times I have seen Taxi Driver, I watch that scene and I consider the dialogue as symptomatic of … Continue reading
Are your meds making things worse?
After having it recommended to me by two different fellow counselors, I finally read the new book by journalist Robert Whitaker entitled, Anatomy of an Epidemic. I think it should be required reading for anyone who ever has been on … Continue reading
How much do you have to suffer before your insurance cares?
Or How sick do you have to be to get any help around here? For anyone who has worked in the mental health industry, the usage of the term consumer as opposed to patient or client is nothing new. Paul … Continue reading
Why therapy? It’s a fair question.
If you are the kind of person who still goes to book stores, you can find aisles full of self help books, celebrities and people-who-think-they-are-celebrities offering all kinds of amazing, life changing strategies in less than 300 pages. You have … Continue reading