Mental Illness and Young Adults: Why College Campuses are in Crisis

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Let’s talk about the mental health of young adults in the United States.  It seems to me, from what I’ve read and observed in my corner of the country, that we are headed for a crisis if something doesn’t change. … Continue reading

DBT and Radical Acceptance. (Sometimes you just have to accept some pee.)

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Preface by Megsanity: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) has been a growing phenomenon in the psychotherapy world. And as this movement becomes more popular in the general population, I have been getting more and more questions about it……. Keep reading…

How to get over an affair in 7 [not at all] easy steps

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By, Angelica Shiels Psy.D. Infidelity is something that affects countless couples. The Kinsey Institute sites research that shows that 20-25% of men and 10-15% of women engage in extramarital sex at least once during their marriage. (Laumann, 1994; Wiederman, 1997).  So, of course, … Continue reading

8 simple ways to stop unwanted thoughts. By Meg Sanity.

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Recently, I was scouring the internet for a quick cheat-sheet which would describe several strategies for managing unwanted thoughts.  (Therapists search for bizarre things.  Like, in the middle of a CBT therapy session, google can help ascertain the answer to, “Can a spider break … Continue reading

Radical Acceptance (explained in one simple crappy drawing.)

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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. Oh, what’s that?  You’ve always wondered, “What exactly is radical acceptance, and does anyone have any amateur drawings depicting its every-day application?” ??  Today is your lucky day: And, incidentally, I just also had to radically accept that … Continue reading

Help! My son has ADHD and his teacher makes him feel like a horrible kid!

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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. Question:  My son has ADHD, and keeps touching other kids (not aggressively; Just little stuff that he can’t help.) He has an IEP.  The teacher puts him way in the back of the room to be away … Continue reading

DBT and “Mindfulness” (so you don’t chuck any remotes into any TV screens.)

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“Dialectical Behavioral Therapy” (DBT) is a type of therapy developed by Marsha Linehan which helps people manage and tolerate distressing situations and feelings.  DBT is similar to “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” (CBT) in that it challenges ways of thinking that end up making you feel … Continue reading

The real scoop on relationship violence and abuse (Read this with your teen daughter.)

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What you need to know about domestic violence: 1)  Violence doesn’t start with hitting and physical abuse.  Abuse is about power and control, and begins by the perpetrator gaining power and control in sometimes subtle ways. 2) Yes, women can be … Continue reading