“Depression is a thief, and I will not let it steal my daughter.”
My mother said this to me in her bedroom an October afternoon with a ferocity in her eyes I will never forget. She sat with me on the floor as the thoughts that consumed me gargled, undecipherable, in my mouth as I tried to speak aloud my deep paranoia and fear.
Imposter syndrome, that creeping sense that you’re not good enough and you don’t deserve what you have, affects 70% of people at some point in their lives.
Everyone experiences imposter syndrome differently. No matter how you experience imposter syndrome, it’s not a comfortable feeling. We’d like to share some of the approaches that have been helpful in facing imposter syndrome in the past.
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. In this week’s blog piece, we are grateful to hear from Sahaj Kohli Senior Editor of HuffPost, and founder of Brown Girl Therapy, a wellness community and space for South Asian women and first-generation individuals. Sahaj share’s her perspective with us today on why minorities and first-generation individuals should consider going to therapy.
Today, we are excited to hear from Maria Sosa, Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach on her perspective today about the ways in which we label food and how it can impact our mental health. Maria offers some ways in which we can help gain some extra support, especially during these Summer months when we may be feeling a bit more body conscious.
Religious trauma is real and pervasive, leaving many people feeling paralyzed and full of shame, and it is important that our community know that there are tools to begin to unpack it and wonderful therapists who are able to support that process.
Last week, Alex Iskold, Managing Director at Techstars, shared 8 Tips for Founders to Take Care of Themselves. Today, we're re-sharing to help spread this important message. If you need more self-care and could use help getting started, connect with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org—we’re happy to help.
Alyssa writes for WayUp: The days of working 40 years at one company with one job title are in many ways behind us. If you identify as someone who has found yourself in high school, college, early adulthood, or midlife, wondering what it is you really want to do or how you are going to do it, this piece is for you.
In an effort to reduce this focus on “likes,” Instagram may hide “likes” on posts. Learn more in this post about why that helps or hurts your mental health, and 6 additional ways you can protect your mental health on Instagram beyond hiding likes.
Today on our blog we are grateful to hear from Melissa Brody, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from San Diego, CA. Melissa’s popular instagram account @howtogetitogether, uses humor and self-compassion to promote connection and healing, and helps us to laugh at perfectionism. Melissa shares three lessons learned as a therapists and from therapy, on ways to help us get “it” together and feel supported.
Today on our blog, we hear from Larissa May, founder of Half the Story: a non-profit combating the negative side effects of social media on mental health. Larissa explains her personal experience with burnout, and offers us 5 helpful tips to help support us feeling our best in times of stress and pressure.