Mental Health

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. ~ Winston Churchill ~ It is easy to become hypersensitive to criticism if you’ve been over criticized in significant relationships (especially in childhood). As well, if […]

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3 Reasons to Take and Stay On Psychiatric Drugs

by Neseret on November 5, 2013

Psychiatric medications affect the most intimate aspects of mind and consciousness. We have a right to self determination: to define our experiences as we want, seek out practitioners we trust, and discontinue treatments that aren’t working for us. We don’t judge others for taking or not taking psychiatric drugs: we respect individual autonomy. ~ Harm […]


Antidepressant Withdrawal

by Neseret on October 3, 2013

Antidepressant withdrawal also known as antidepressant(SSRI) discontinuation syndrome occurs when a person significantly reduces or completely stops the use of antidepressants. When people first start taking antidepressants they’re warned about “abruptly” stopping use. However, not a whole lot of discussion goes into why that is not such a good idea. Certainly antidepressant withdrawal is not […]


Do you feel like you’re in a “rut”? Do you feel “stuck”? When I first meet most of my clients they described feeling like they’ve hit a brick wall. They say they feel like they’re in a hole they can’t dig themselves out of. They describe feeling  “lost”, “confused”, “depressed“, and “don’t know what to […]


The Many Facets of Mental Illness

by Neseret on March 23, 2013

To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown. ~ Jeanette Winterson ~ Even if you were born in to a fairly “healthy” family, you’re still a part of a larger world that continues to perpetuate cycles of pain and suffering. It is highly likely you would have been affected by the negative vibration of […]


It should be noted that some people who die by suicide do not show any suicide warning signs. But about 75 percent of those who die by suicide do exhibit some suicide warning signs, so we need to be aware of what the suicide warning signs are and try to spot them in people. If […]


3 Steps to Reducing Your Anxiety

by Neseret on November 15, 2012

Do you feel nervous? Do you constantly worry? and feel like you can’t stop worrying? Do you have trouble relaxing? Are you afraid something awful might happen?


Today I’m talking about a typical phenomena that happens when people experience depression. Many people tend to isolate and keep to themselves. They withdraw socially and often cut communication with family and friends. This is usually the time when a person needs the most support from friends and family but they may neither have the […]