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Post-Traumatic Success Stories

*Warning: Contains sensitive content* Forty years ago, on September 29, 1978, 15-year old Mary Vincent was picked up while hitchhiking by a man named Lawrence Singleton in Berkeley, California. Mary had run away from her home in Las Vegas a few months before, but after becoming homesick was attempting to hitchhike her way back to […] Read More

Psychology of Road Rage

We’ve all been there. We’re sitting behind another car at a stoplight. The light turns green. The driver in front of us doesn’t seem to notice for what seems like an eternity; though, at worst, it’s probably for only a few seconds. The urge to honk at the “moron” in front of us slowly creeps […] Read More

The Effects of Mental Illness on Empathizing With Others

What is empathy? Empathy and sympathy are often used interchangeably, but they are two different feelings. Sympathy is when you can understand another person’s feelings and struggles, but only through the lens of your own life. Empathy, on the other hand, is an understanding regardless of your own experience. In her article for HealthLine, Susan […] Read More

Psychological Trauma and Memory Impairment

It’s a well understood fact among the psychological and psychiatric fields that people exposed to life-threatening traumatic situations are at high risk of developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is characterized by persistent anxiety, several physiologic disturbances, and intrusive memories, which have been popularized by the “flashbacks” we tend to see in media portrayals of […] Read More

3 Ways to Rebound from a Mental Health Relapse

Rebounding from relapse is a process and it’s easy for this process to turn negative. However, here are three things that will help you relapse in a healthy way. The first thing to remember is to not beat yourself up for relapsing. They don’t call the process of mental illness an acute phase and a […] Read More

How to Stop Taking Everything So Personally

“Don’t take it personally- a common phrase heard throughout life. While this is usually used as a way to keep from offending someone’s character, there is the practice of thinking we are responsible for certain things that we have no control over. This is known as “personalization.” Personalization can come in many different forms and […] Read More

Mental Health Mottos

Daily affirmations have the power to transform and strengthen lives by giving us the ability to manifest a desired action or belief. The words that we tell ourselves are extremely powerful; when we tell ourselves positive mantras, it is more likely that we will believe these thoughts and cultivate a healthy relationship with ourselves. There […] Read More

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