Megan Brockett

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How Living Abroad Helps You Develop a Clearer Sense of Self

In today’s increasingly globalized world, more and more people are choosing to live, work and study abroad—and this trend appears to be a good thing: social science studies have shown that international experiences can enhance creativity, reduce intergroup bias, and promote career success.<p>To better …

Psychology

Here's What Happens When You Love Someone More Than They Love You, According To Experts

One thing that I've learned over the years, through lots of relationships both good and bad, is that one of the most important factors in …

Douglas Todd: My father's shock therapy contains cautions for today

Psychiatry Online

Seven psychoanalytic psychotherapists reflect on the clients that didn’t get better, or even felt worse

<i>A key theme was that it felt like having just half the client in therapy</i><i>By</i> Alex FraderaPsychotherapists are devoted to improving people’s …

An Invalidating Environment May Be a Cause of BPD

Growing up in an environment perceived as invalidating is one factor commonly discussed as contributing to the development of borderline personality …

Psychology

Invalidation, how it affects our emotions and can lead to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

<b>Invalidation</b><p><b>Invalidating environment – what is it?</b><p>An invalidating environment is one where the people around you don’t help you to deal with your …

Mental Health

Psychosis in borderline personality disorder.

Psychosis in borderline personality disorder.<p>Yes, the two of the most stigmatized disorders. I am diagnosed with both and that being said life with …

Borderline personality disorder: abandonment

Over the next few weeks I am aiming to write nine blog posts with regards to borderline personality disorder, each one discussing in detail one of …

Mood and personality disorders are often misconceived: here's what you need to know

With each new version of the widely-used manual of mental disorders, the number of mental health conditions increases. The latest version (DSM-5) …

The BPD surviving guide

Hey everyone, how are you?<p>I’ve been doing some reading on my mental health condition; borderline personality disorder. It has some good information …

BPD Babbles: Abandonment & Rejection

In a move to explore my recent diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD or EUPD), I decided to begin a series of babbles about how the …

Home | That Girl With BPD

Hello gorgeous people!<p>As many of you will know, this month is Borderline Personality Awareness month. In honour of this, I thought I’d do a post …

Living with BPD

Living with a mental health condition can be difficult, even when your not the one with it.<p>My fiancee has borderline personality disorder, living …

The Unique, Painful Struggle of Being an Overweight Woman With a Mental Disorder

<i>According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 18.5% of adults in the United States experience mental illness every year. That's</i> …

7 Types Of Men Who Seem Perfect, But Actually Make Terrible Boyfriends, According to Study

If you think he’s too good to be true, you might be right.<p><b>Why certain kinds of men may not be the best partners, even if they give you butterflies at</b> …

Charming Photos of Beauty Queens of the 1920s Have Been Bought to Life in Vivid Color for the First Time

These stunning images of 1920s beauty queens reveal how ideas of beauty have changed - and how they haven't - in the last 100 years. The photographs …

Watching but not treating cancer can be hard. Sometimes it’s the right approach.

My sister just finished 18 weeks of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, a slog that started six months ago when she underwent an eight-hour procedure to remove all visible signs and cells of her malignancy. From the moment her primary-care doctor suspected the diagnosis, Julie’s calendar has been …

Cancer

For some tough depression, ‘shock therapy’ may beat drugs

If people with depression fail to find relief with two other kinds of treatment, such as antidepressants and talk therapy, a modern form of the …

University of Michigan

OPINION | We owe it to the mentally ill to bring back asylums

Diane Dimond<p>What does the word asylum conjure up in your mind? An overpopulated mental ward with screaming patients frothing at the mouth? A snake …

Electroshock Therapy, Newly Refined, is Poised to Make a Comeback

Scientists say it's not only efficient but cost effective.<p>Electroconvulsive therapy, formerly known as a electroshock therapy, is an effective way to …

Depression

Stories of Stigma, Social Support, and Self-Injury

Stigma surrounds many issues of mental health and mental illness, contributing to an underutilization of needed interventions. <b>Among the topics that</b> …

REASONS TO STAY ALIVE by Matt Haig Read by Matt Haig | Audiobook Review

Popular novelist Matt Haig (THE RADLEYS, THE DEAD FATHERS CLUB) provides a vocal performance as frank and honest as the story he recounts. As he …

12 Types Of Depression We Need To Know About To Understand Mental Health Better

Most people don't even know if they're going through a depressive episode, simply because they don't know better.Based on statistics by the World …

Here's How My Relationship With The World Changed After My Breasts Shrunk Drastically

When I was 10, perched on the back of our brown-striped sofa with my nose in a book, my mother walked out of the laundry room and announced in a gentle but resolute voice that she and my father had decided it was time for me to start wearing a bra. I stared back at her, mouth open and warmth …

"If My Pain Helps Others, It's Worth It": A Mom Opens Up About Divorce

As Alexandra Evjen recalls how she met her ex-husband, it all seems like a fairy tale. The duo met at Arizona State University when she was a college …

I want to be childfree because I'm still working through my own childhood trauma — and I don't think I'm alone

I’ve known that I don’t ever want to have children for a very long time. However, it’s only been in recent years that I’ve recognized I can <i>choose</i> …

Half-century of US civil rights gains have stalled or reversed, report finds

Assessment 50 years after Kerner Commission points to child poverty and school segregation, along with emboldened white supremacists<p>Civil rights gains of the past half-century have stalled or in some areas gone into reverse, according to a report marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Kerner …

Civil Rights

How to Deal With Difficult People and Avoid Conflict

Research shows that supportive relationships are good for our mental and physical health. However, dealing with chronically "difficult" people and …

Self-help