Reviews Elsewhere – The Upward Spiral

Taylor has written about his experience in reading, and putting in to practice, some of the information from Alex Korb’s book The Upward Spiral. Alex Korb (the author) chooses to approach depression in The Upward Spiral using the most cutting-edge knowledge available on depression… and then making it simple to understand. Oh, and with a…

Link – Why Openness About Mental Illness is Worth The Effort And Discomfort

“You can make a difference. You can be open about how you’ve fought depression and anxiety. You can talk about how you felt hopelessness. You can talk about how you reached the point where you got help. You can describe how you had doubts about the point of getting help, too. You can talk about…

Reviews Elsewhere – Tell Me Your Story: How Therapy Works to Awaken, Heal and Set You Free

As always, when I don’t have the time to review books and resources myself, I like to point to others reviews. Here’s one from the PyschCentral website: http://psychcentral.com/lib/book-review-tell-me-your-story/ As stated clearly in the subtitle, Dr. Pearl has written her book for the everyday person struggling with everyday life. Avoiding the overused “self-help” model, she focuses…

Link – Spirituality vs. Mental Disorders: God Doesn’t Hate Medication

“One day, a Canadian friend, whose husband and daughter I had met in Honduras during a mission trip in 2011, sent me a Bible verse after learning of my anxiety. Jeremiah 29:11, which is a verse that I had read often, says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord,…

Link – Pokemon Go’s mental health benefits are real

“Twitter is flooded with stories about Pokemon Go’s impact on players’ anxiety and depression, with thousands of people lauding the game for getting them out of the house and making it easier to interact with friends and strangers alike. These simple acts are crucial milestones for anyone struggling with depression, Grohol says. “The challenge has…

Link – The Healing Power of Hugs

“What kind of relief is affordable, efficient, effective and nontoxic? The answer is touch. Hugs and other forms of non-sexual physical soothing, such as hand-holding and head-stroking, intervene at the physical level to help the brain and the body calm down from overwhelming states of anxiety, panic and shame.” Sadly, for many survivors of sexual…