Social Media and Mental Health – Stop Comparing

Social Media and Mental Health – Stop Comparing

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 up and anxious about something. #mentalhealth #socialmedia #anxiety A post shared by Child Abuse Survivor…

Confidence and Anxiety

Confidence and Anxiety

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 something I struggled for years to learn, and to accept. That, no matter what happened,…

We Are Not “Those People”, We’re Everywhere

We Are Not “Those People”, We’re Everywhere

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 is when the people involved are simply the other. Once we identify another group of…

Blaming the Victim or Soothing Our Own Anxiety?

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.