mental health

When Psychiatrists Distrust Their Patients, Their Patients Can Only Respond In Kind

I’ve been seeing psychiatrists — doctors whose purpose is primarily to examine and diagnose an emotional disorder or condition, then prescribe a plan of treatment, whether therapeutic or pharmaceutical –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Head Shrinking: On The Couch With 8 Reality TV Therapists

I am therapy’s biggest champion. I’ve been seeing my therapist for … oh, nine years now? Dr. A is my longest term relationship, outside of my family. I credit her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 15, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Trauma, PTSD & A Lifetime Of Loss

A note: There’s a lot of trigger-y, very heavy material in this particular essay, including descriptions of graphic fictional violence (in nightmares) and mentions of sexual violence. I included it

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 9:30 am

It Gets 0.86 Percent Better For The Gays And Lesbians Every Year

Public opinion of homosexuality improves by 0.86 percent per year worldwide. [The Daily Beast]
The Ku Klux Klan says that it’s embracing racial diversity in order to work…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 11, 2014 - 5:00 pm

The Samaritans Radar App Tracks People With Emotional Disorders On Twitter (And Possibly Puts Them At Risk)

There’s a new app out called Samaritans Radar, offered by UK mental health charity Samaritans, that allows users to sign up to have their friends’ Twitter accounts monitored for words…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm

No, Jaylen Fryberg Was Not Mentally Ill

Radar is calling it “shocking” and “bizarre” that Jaylen Fryberg’s friends and classmates miss him, that they have good things to say about him, and that they’ve built a memorial…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 27, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Debate This: Men, Why Is The Pressure To Pursue Women So Painful And Difficult For You?

Bye Felipe is an Instagram collection of Tinder creeps curated by Alexandra Tweten, an Los Angeles-based journalist inspired by her own bad experiences on Tinder. The difference between Bye Felipe…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 27, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Weaving Is The Best Thing To Happen To My ADD Brain Since Adderall

Lucca is a little bit jealous of my loom.
I can’t even start to explain why I love weaving so much without first explaining, as best I can, what…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 24, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Never, Ever, Ever Stop Eating

Last week was Body Confidence Week in the UK, a social media marketing campaign led by Dove (of course). I watched on Sunday as the UK body positivity organization Shape

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 22, 2014 - 11:00 am

A Look At War Machine’s Suicide Note And The Mental Health Of Abusers

War Machine, or Jonathon Koppenhaver — the MMA fighter who beat his ex-girlfriend/model/porn star Christy Mack within inches of her life in August this year — tried to commit suicide…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm

A Really Close Look At The Studies MRA Blog Return Of Kings Used To Claim That “Science” Proves Tattooed Women Are Broken

MRA slimepit Return of Kings posted an article this weekend about why science proves that women who have tattoos are “broken.” OK! Let’s go there.

The studies that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 20, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Someone Got Google Glass Addiction And Had Real Withdrawal Symptoms

I was completely prepared to laugh at the idea that someone became genuinely addicted to Google Glass, but then I found out that the guy was being treated for alcohol…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 15, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Finding A Tattoo Artist After Trauma

A few months ago, one of my friends posted on Facebook that he was looking for a new tattoo shop that was woman-friendly and queer-friendly after a bad experience with…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 15, 2014 - 11:00 am

Girl Talk: The Transition From Hairstylist To Friend

One of the things I lost when I stopped shampooing and cutting my hair was regular hangouts with my former hairstylist/now friend, Maggie. I met her after several bad experiences…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 14, 2014 - 10:00 am

Coloring Is A Good De-Stressing Tool For Adults

Good news! Coloring is a dang good de-stressing tool for adults. Time to get some colored pencils and get to work!
Psychologist Gloria Martínez Ayala says that the benefits…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 13, 2014 - 5:00 pm

I’m So Tired Of This Sentimental BS About How Social Media Is Bad For Us

Are you buggin’, Prince Ea? Yes. You are buggin’. Social media is not that bad. I am seriously about to headdesk over here over the critiques this video for “Can…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 12, 2014 - 11:00 am

Frisky Rant: It’s Not Offensive To Suggest That People Help Protect Themselves From Crime

The University of Wisconsin Madison Police Department posted an article this week about safety tips on campus and, of course, people are manufacturing reasons to get mad about it.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 10, 2014 - 12:25 pm

“Gone Girl” The Movie Betrays Gone Girl The Book

How the film version of “Gone Girl” betrays the delicate relationships depicted in Gone Girl the book. [AV Club]
A necessary read on how sex doesn’t have to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Oh, Thank Goodness: Someone Finally Said Mindfulness Meditation Might Not Be For Everyone

Oh thank goodness, someone finally says that mindfulness practice isn’t for everyone. Neuroscientist Catherine Kerr studies the effects of mindfulness practice on the brain, and is a practitioner herself, but…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 7, 2014 - 2:30 pm
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