Posts tagged "how to deal"

5 Varyingly Effective Ways To Deal With Family Drama

Happy Holidays, everyone! You know how it goes: your brother and your dad aren’t on speaking terms. Your mom is “just concerned” that if you don’t get pregnant soon she’ll never…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 22, 2012 - 12:00 pm

8 Common Anxiety Dreams And What They Mean

Let’s talk about anxiety dreams, shall we? They suck. But we all have them, no matter how much we have our act together in real life. Anxiety dreams happen when…

Ami Angelowicz | August 27, 2012 - 10:00 am

5 Kinda Weird Ways My OCD Manifests Itself

I don’t obsessively wash my hands; in fact, I spend most of my time barefoot, germs faze me that little. I don’t feel an inexplicable need to count things. I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 26, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Saturday Playlist: Songs That Helped Us Deal

In honor of How To Deal Week, today’s Saturday Playlist is a collection of songs that helped us get through tough times in our lives. These are the songs we…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 25, 2012 - 12:00 pm

12 Self-Help Books That Actually Work

Self help books get a bad rap sometimes, I think. They’re seen as the province of walking, talking “Cathy” cartoons and hippie-dippie-fruit-loop types. That couldn’t be less true:  there are…

Jessica Wakeman | August 24, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Had An Eating Disorder

This piece is part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re tackling mental health issues.

A week before my high school graduation, my doctor told me…

Katie Elliot | August 24, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: How Being A Control Freak Ruined My Life (And How I Learned To Let It Go)

This piece is part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re tackling mental health issues.

I suppose in some ways I was destined to become a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

5 Reasons It’s Important To Ask For Help

This piece is part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re tackling mental health issues.

As an oldest child/perfectionist/control freak/Taurus, asking for help is one…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 24, 2012 - 10:00 am

Fighting A War Against An Invisible Enemy, Soldiers Battle PTSD

Desperation, depression — and an overwhelming feeling of desertion — are the dangerous components that have contributed to the rising tide of suicide and mental health problems in the military.

Julie Gerstein | August 24, 2012 - 9:00 am

4 Ways To Dump Your Shrink

As is the case with any relationship gone south, sometimes you need to break up with your therapist. Maybe you feel ready to fly in the world on your own,…

Ami Angelowicz | August 23, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: In Defense Of Retail Therapy

I have seen a therapist off and on since my first panic attack at age 14. Talk therapy (and the delightful mood-soothing properties of 20 mg of Lexapro) are the…

Jessica Wakeman | August 23, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: A Reluctant Defense Of Pro-Ana Blogs

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A new study into the hoary underworld of pro-anorexia bloggers has discovered the unexpected: pro-ana communities may not exclusively be the…

Lesley Kinzel | August 23, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Best & Worst Things Our Therapists Have Said To Us

When a therapist hits you with a zinger, it’s the kind of thing that stays with your forever. Best case scenario: it’s sage wisdom or advice that changes your life.

Ami Angelowicz | August 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm

8 Totally Tragic Mental Health Disorders Of Famous Celebs

Okay, okay, we’re clearly, obviously, not highly trained psychologists. But that doesn’t mean that we’re not aware that there are some serious problems happening in Hollywood. No, we’re not talking…

Julie Gerstein | August 22, 2012 - 9:00 am

12 Totally Free Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

We all feel a little crazy sometimes (for me, “sometimes” means at least three times a day), and while we’re big proponents of therapy and other structured forms of mental…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Therapy 101: 6 Popular Types Of Psychotherapy

The word therapy conjures an image of a serious man with a steno pad taking notes while a patient reclines on a black, leather couch, talking about her childhood. I’ve…

Ami Angelowicz | August 21, 2012 - 10:00 am

Girl Talk: I’m The Girl Before The Therapist

“Do you think I need therapy?” Evan asked. “I probably should start seeing a therapist.” He sighed and I shrugged.

“I can’t really answer that for you,” I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 20, 2012 - 12:00 pm

I Have OCD

This piece is presented as part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re focusing on mental health issues.

I have five fingers on each hand.

Abby Sher | August 20, 2012 - 10:00 am