Rebranding Shame and Expanding Our Labels

Hi, I’m Therese, I’m a recovering alcoholic, former smoker, and past anorexic; a depressive and bipolar; and a graduate of two inpatient psychiatric programs. I’m also intelligent, driven, compassionate, sensitive, creative, playful, and loving. Although the world has erected a solid wall between the above two statements, I’m on a mission to tear it down—not […]

You Can Be Grateful and Depressed

I am big on gratitude. Let me say that upfront. Study after study on gratitude shows how simple exercises of appreciation build emotional resilience, improve our relationships, and promote our well-being. Gratitude researchers like Martin Seligman, PhD, director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; Robert Emmons, PhD, director of the Emmons Lab on gratitude research at the University of California in Davis; […]

Kate Spade: Success, Depression, and Suicide

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I started a new job last week as Senior Editor at HealthCentral, a website that offers inspiration and information to those who live with different chronic conditions. I will be covering Mental Health & Wellness, Brain & Nerve Health, and Skin Health. In addition to editing pieces from various contributors I will be writing about trends in […]

Studies Say Telemedicine Is As Effective As In-Person Psychotherapy

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A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry has found that psychotherapy sessions done via video conference may relieve symptoms as well as sessions executed across the couch from a mental health professional. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston assigned 241 […]