Society, when talking about teens – “We need to stop keeping score or competing at all, making them do public speaking, etc. because the anxiety is too much. We have an epidemic of anxiety.” Society TO teens – “If you … Continued
Over the weekend, I tweeted a link to a post I had written, sharing an article about supporting people who are dealing with trauma. There was, however, one person who quoted the tweet with a comment that stuck with me … Continued
I was reminded of this last week, when I was tasked with doing some presentation work as part of my job. Going in to it, I had some pretty serious anxiety. It startled me a little because I used to … Continued
So much about social media is fake, yet we all make the mistake of comparing what we do privately to what other people post for public consumption. This book, while dark at times, is reminding me that everyone is fucked … Continued
A post shared by Michelle Stahley, LCPC (@windycitytherapy) on Feb 7, 2018 at 5:37pm PST This Instagram post by @windycitytherapy spoke to me recently. It spoke to me on two different levels actually. The first one was that this is … Continued
As part of the World Mental Health Day Blog Party, I wanted to take a moment to talk about stigma, and also provide a little math lesson. I’ve said it before, but the thing that allows society to stigmatize anyone … Continued
I was reading this article last night and I really found it to be true. There Is No Simple Solution for Depression In it Therese talks about how she went through so many “cures” in dealing with her depression, and … Continued
Whatever you choose to believe is the reason for someone being raped, or a child being abused, or someone being murdered, we all instinctively try to make sense of it, to find a reason why it happened. More importantly, we want to find that reason so that we can convince ourselves that it will never happen to us.