treatments

The past, present and future of psychiatric diagnosis and beliefs about treatment in every culture and pocket of society.

Rachel Bonneval4 days ago
3 Ways to Know If a Mental Hospital Is Right for You
Are you considering a Mental Hospital as treatment? If so, this list is the right article for you. First, I want you to think about a mental hospital. What's the first thing that comes to mind? For me...
Ashley Peterson6 days ago
Barriers to Mental Health Care for Mental Health Professionals
The sad truth is that there are often considerable barriers for anyone to access mental health care. There are also some unique barriers that those who work as mental health care providers must face. ...
Rachel Bonneval25 days ago
Psych 1
Walking through the double doors to Psych 1 was not as nerve-racking as I had expected. I originally envisioned a room full of noise, and overly medicated patients drooling over themselves in wheelcha...
Rachel Bonnevala month ago
Hallways
I was staring out the glass partition window, and I had felt my arm hairs pull. It was something sticky on my arm, and as I looked down, I saw my hospital bracelet. Placed a bit too tightly, and pulli...
Rachel Bonnevala month ago
The End or the Beginning?
Going in, I never thought I would be admitted. I wore my favorite Maroon sneakers, my leggings, and my Harry Potter shirt that read “Mischief Managed” with a criss-crossed front, and my hair was throw...
Anarda Nashaia month ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #4
Interviewer: How did your collegiate aspirations relate to your experience with BDD? BBB: Before I begin, I should to warn you that this may be the most bizarre coming of age story you've ever heard. ...
Anarda Nashaia month ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #2
Interviewer: Can you remember when you first saw yourself as ugly? BBB: Actually, some of my earliest memories were of me being told how beautiful I was. Mostly by people in my immediate family. I rem...
Eric Huntera month ago
Go to Rehab or Nah?
The pain pulsing through the right side of my torso should have been enough incentive. But no, it wasn’t until the tear drops spilling on the linoleum floor of my kitchen in North Hollywood pooled eno...
Ivan Urteaga2 months ago
Horror Asylum Story in Fort Lauderdale
April 19, 2018 marked the start of a nightmare dressed as the light of freedom from the prison of being at home locked in my room every day. As a person who suffers from a debilitating anxiety disorde...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
Alcohol Instead of Medication Is a Bad Idea
Alcohol promises fake stability for us mentally ill alcoholics. You see, it calms you down well-enough, but medication does a far better job of that. Alcohol leads to fraudulent stability since drinki...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
Insight on My Need for Meds
From the age of 12, I had insight as to why I needed medication. I’d see doctors at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital where they would help me manage my diabetes. There was enough proof even then th...
Aurea Gonzalez2 months ago
Adulting with Depression
It's been one month since I've been on antidepressants. Now if you know me, or read my article on medication (see below for it), you would know that I have always had a fear of taking any form of medi...
talia mason3 months ago
How Many Children Must Live a Life Like the One I Have Before We Step in and Provide Good Mental Health Care for Our Young?
Anybody that knows me, really knows me, will know of my battle against the demon in my head and the urge to cut, to self harm. Whenever my mental anguish grows so strong that I feel that I am unable t...
Daniel McCaffrey3 months ago
Top 10 Things to NOT Do in Rehab
A Handy Guide to Basic Survival, Mental Health Etiquette, and Avoiding Relationship Pitfalls
Rose D4 months ago
A Psych Ward Misconception
Mental illness is a very serious illness because you can't tell. You can't tell who is hurting on the inside and who is close to their breaking point. Some people don't speak up about their struggles ...
Sonica M5 months ago
Therapy—What Are You Signing Up For?
These days it's less of a taboo to go for therapy compared to the 1990s. Lately mental health has been in the spotlight getting all the right attention and cheering people on to get the help they need...
Alexandra Amethyst6 months ago
How Electroconvulsive Therapy Changed My Life
I am currently undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Yes, the famously controversial treatment that everyone seems to fear, even people on here. Well, I have recently come to a conclusion that i...
Michael Thielmann6 months ago
"No Cure for Depression..."
I want to impart my journey and experience in battling depression and anxiety as a young person so that I may hopefully make the process that much easier for others. The quote below the picture was sa...