Category: Mental Health

“Love you.” It was a text I received at 10:30 p.m. from my brother’s girlfriend. It was an unusual time for me to receive a text. Most people who...

All of us have experienced that “butterflies in the stomach” sensation when something fills us with stress or apprehension. Sometimes those flutters are even associated with something positive, like...

As a student of mental health counseling, I often think of a diagnosis as a tree trunk. There is one, solid stable disorder planting its roots and from the...

Each year, when school starts back up again for my children, it brings back all the feelings I used to get when I was still in school. All the...

People often wonder aloud if I ever stop moving. Do I slow down? Do I ever say “no?” How do I balance it all?  And, the truth is, I...

I’ve always been an anxious person. This often translates to awkwardness when I’m in the presence of others, more specifically people I don’t know well, or I’m not comfortable...

I met my husband for lunch today. We went to my favorite taco place downtown, and I spent the drive thinking about queso. I turned into the parking garage,...

Craig Hall / EyeEm / Getty Images I’ve struggled with depression for as along as I can remember. It is, more or less, a cornerstone of my life. And...

The first time I lied I was five, maybe six, years old. My brother and I had been playing with a small statue — my mother’s favorite, a 16”...

“Give it back!” My six-year-old daughter screamed at her brother in the other room. “No, it’s mine!” he yelled back. And then silence. An ominous silence. It was ominous...