Review: The PTSD Workbook by Mary Beth Williams

The PTSD Workbook by Mary Beth Williams (second edition) is an interactive journey through trauma recovery backed up by science and personal wisdom. It largely conforms to other works about trauma I have read, especially Judith Herman's ideas about the three phases of trauma recovery. I was super excited to dive in and do all … Continue reading Review: The PTSD Workbook by Mary Beth Williams

On Distraction and Ableism

There's an attitude-- and it's a subtle one-- that mentally ill people are doing something wrong. Even among otherwise understanding professionals and loved ones, there's an idea that if mentally ill people would just learn to think correctly, like everyone else, they wouldn't be mentally ill anymore. This idea has its basis in the benefits … Continue reading On Distraction and Ableism

Going Away to College (When You Have Depression and/or Anxiety)

Understand that this is going to be a big life change. Even if it’s positive and you make lots of new friends and have a great time, it will still cause you stress, which can still trigger depression. Prepare for it just in case.Register with disability services. If you have a diagnosis, find out what … Continue reading Going Away to College (When You Have Depression and/or Anxiety)