Movie Depictions of Schizophrenia That Are More Accurate

Movie Depictions of Schizophrenia that are more Accurate

Movies rarely portray mental illnesses well. If they aren’t making fun of people with mental conditions, they mix up the symptoms purely for dramatic flare or as a plot device. More often than not, movies with characters with schizophrenia fall into the latter category, focusing more on sensationalizing the condition rather than showing the nuanced […]

The Attention Seeking Facets of Histrionic Disorder

Histrionic Disorder

Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is also known as an attention-seeking disorder, which is an apt description. People with this disorder live for attention and will do whatever they can to stay in the spotlight. Their sense of self-worth is dependent on the approval of others. HPD sufferers are viewed as overly dramatic, emotional and unpredictable. […]

Conquering Workplace Stress: 5 Tips for Managing Interpersonal Conflicts

Tips for managing interpersonal conflict

Workplace stress due to interpersonal workplace conflicts can make daily life on the job unbearable, and the resulting anxiety or depression from various examples of interpersonal conflict can take a toll on your mental health. Imagine a workplace scenario where your boss openly loses their temper with you due to a mistake you made. They […]

Trouble Setting Boundaries in Relationships? Assertiveness Tips

Trouble setting boundaries tips for being assertive

As social creatures, we have an innate need to form close bonds with other people. While relationships can help us bloom, they can also drain us and reduce us to shadows of our true selves. The latter case is common, with 90% of Americans experiencing dysfunctional relationships. Thus, there’s a need to set boundaries, meaning […]

Conquering Workplace Stress: Tips for Maximizing Productivity

Conquering Workplace Strss

Stress is something that can affect people from all walks of life. Arming yourself with stress management techniques for work can help you stay productive and healthy. However, if the stress you’re faced with goes beyond tight deadlines at the end of a project and starts to interfere with your day-to-day life, it may be […]

Why Demi Lovato No Longer Is “California Sober”

Demi Lovato no longer california sober

Demi Lovato’s struggle with mental health issues has always been out in the open since they entered rehab in 2010. After a successful Disney acting career and the launch of their music career, they’ve had an ongoing public battle with substance abuse and eating disorders. After their diagnosis of bipolar disorder in 2011, they found […]

What Is Munchausens Syndrome, and Is It a Mental Ilness?

What is munchausens syndrome - is it mental illness

Throughout Mary’s childhood, her father Joe was chronically ill and would lie in his darkened room for weeks at a time. Joe would go to the emergency room complaining of headaches. Many tests were run, but the results always came back normal. The entire household revolved around Joe’s care: the family’s diet, activities, noise level, […]

How to Remove Character Defects

How to remove character defects

Since its genesis by Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1930s, the 12-step program remains one of the most widespread and effective alcohol and drug abuse interventions. As you go through the program, you’ll encounter the fourth step, which requests you to conduct an honest life evaluation to see how your character defects hinder your recovery journey. […]