Teach your children well. It’s difficult, but necessary. Younger children living in this new multicultural America can take the melting pot for granted. They may not be aware that the teasing of a kid for being an Asian kid trying to play basketball can cause that kid long-term depression..
Has the world’s perception of mental illness changed? Is mental illness accepted as the norm? It should be, when you consider it’s estimated that over 18% of the US population has a mental illness. And that number is a low estimate, considering that the term “mental illness” may not have included anxiety disorders or other common issues in that study (or others).
Alcoholism casts a dark shadow over nearly every aspect of life, including physical functioning, emotional well-being, and relationships with others.
For years, I have been more drawn to the shows that are available on UK television rather than what I see when I scroll through my own TV guide. There are a variety of reasons why you should check out women-centric British television series, and boycott the portrayal of women on American screens, but here are the top five compelling reasons.
Human trafficking is a practice that is not slowing down either. Studies actually show that human trafficking of prostitutes and sex slaves is instead increasing, with more human slaves now than ever before in history.
When I was about 22, I got into a car accident and was prescribed percocet. That was the beginning of my downfall. I was addicted before I knew what addiction even was. I was going through withdrawals and didn’t know what was happening to me. I thought I had the flu and I didn’t realize I had a full-blown addiction without even trying.
If you thought that slavery in the United States stopped being a problem in 1865 when the amendment was passed and ratified, you might be surprised and dismayed to learn that this insidious and vile act is still a problem.
Depression is a complex condition that is different for every person who suffers. And while this definitely makes it difficult to manage if you do suffer from depression, it can also be a hard road to navigate for those around them who want nothing more t
Post Natal Depression (sometimes known as Postpartum Depression), as it has been explained to me, is a biological response to having a baby. It is an illness that can require treatment with medication, therapy, and sometimes hospital admission. Anyone can suffer from it and it isn’t just exclusive to women; men can suffer from it too.
How can we reach an ADHD teen addicted to drugs? Karla turned to music and decided to have a song written just for them. Her hope was that listening to the beat and lyrics would be a be a way for them to learn that they have options other than choosing drugs.
I had this childish fantasy of becoming some sort of winged ethereal being, free from the prison that was my body and able to fly away from everything that made me human. “I can see my bones sticking out, I can feel my body evaporating and I’m pretty sure I don’t need food anymore, so where are my wings already?”
The Paris Attacks, as well as those in Beirut, Baghdad and elsewhere throughout the world are weighing heavy on the hearts of everyone here at Tokii. Because we are committed to shining a light on the dark and art therapy, we have chosen to commemorate and recognize some of the inspiring art, poetry and stories of hope that are coming out of these tragedies.