Link – All tip, no iceberg: a new way to think about mental illness

Link – All tip, no iceberg: a new way to think about mental illness

This is an interesting idea: The network approach also has a strong message for all of us who care about mental health and illness. We should abandon the last vestiges of our belief that mental disorders are best seen as medical diseases. The symptoms of depression, PTSD, or social anxiety don’t point to an underlying…

Link – Toward an Understanding of ‘Reservoir’ Implications in the Treatment of Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a major mental health challenge impacting millions, yet the disorder has proven to be a significant challenge for the mental health community. The primary reason is that social anxiety is driven by the underlying emotions of shame, embarrassment, and humiliation. Most sufferers do not seek help because of these emotions, making social…

Link – How podcast ‘The League of Awkward Unicorns’ is changing the dialogue on mental illness

“Writer Alice Bradley and media technologist and speaker Deanna Zandt launched the League of Awkward Unicorns in November. Bradley and Zandt have been close friends for several years, and both have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders (social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, respectively). They see the League of Awkward Unicorns as a way to…

Reading – I Don’t Hate You, I Have Social Anxiety 

Interesting description of what it’s like to deal with social anxiety. As a survivor I was never officially diagnosed as having social anxiety but I know that I was extremely shy, fearful of how other people viewed me, and generally avoided most situations that called for a lot of personal interaction. As I healed from…

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