Parental alienation: ‘It’s emotional abuse at the highest level’

When one parent turns a child against the other, a childhood is lostLast May, the World Health Organisation officially recognised parental alienation syndrome for the first time, deciding to include it in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, which comes into effect at the beginning of 2022.The term was coined in the … Continue reading Parental alienation: ‘It’s emotional abuse at the highest level’

5 Ways to Stop Beating Up on Yourself

We all sometimes doubt our abilities and wish to improve certain aspects of our personalities, attitudes, looks, or skills. It’s normal. However, constantly thinking of ourselves as worthless or not good enough is very different. Chronically treating ourselves with scorn and self-loathing can have consequences for our mental well-being, health, and relationships with loved ones. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Stop Beating Up on Yourself

Mental Health Privilege

Most mental health advocates are not enthusiastic about raising awareness of the plight of the severely and chronically mentally ill. The “bad people” of Patton Hospital are not there because they are guilty of a crime, but mostly because they have been found legally incapable of committing a crime because of their mental illness. https://medium.com/beingwell/neglect-of-the-severely-mentally-ill-is-the-real-covid-19-mental-health-crisis-abfab17ebb76

‘I’m Not An Addict, But The 12 Steps Saved My Life And Marriage’

'I'm Not An Addict, But The 12 Steps Saved My Life And Marriage' BY KRISTIN M. SNOWDEN, MA, LMFT, ON 12/19/20 AT 7:25 AM EST I found the 12 steps of addiction recovery in a way many addicts do: lost, desperate, broken, and looking for change. However, I wasn't drinking daily, using drugs, gambling or … Continue reading ‘I’m Not An Addict, But The 12 Steps Saved My Life And Marriage’