What to do if you're afraid of flying

My close friend contacted me yesterday while waiting in line to board a plane. She gets flight anxiety, and those working at the airport wer...

Why I'm against the proposed licensing rule changes for counselors in Michigan

A friend of mine recently told me that she's considered slitting her wrists. Not because she wanted to die, but because she knew, if ...

Phone calls and grocery shopping: What are some of your weird anxiety attack triggers?

I recently decided to change my tragus ear piercing for the first time. I spent more than an hour standing in the bathroom, staring at my ...

Read the entire 6-part 'Not Mentally Mainstream' series

Some people consider anxiety and depression "mainstream" or "socially acceptable." And this is great! It means we'...

Not Mentally Mainstream Part 6: ADHD, the undertreated disorder

Read the Not Mentally Mainstream series. Eleven percent of children in America have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ye...

Not Mentally Mainstream Part 5: The undiscussed eating disorder

Read the Not Mentally Mainstream series. I’ve written about anorexia  before but, today, I want to talk about another kind of eating diso...

Not Mentally Mainstream Part 4: What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Read the Not Mentally Mainstream series. Being that I’m submersed in the mental health community, I had heard of Borderline Personalit...

Not Mentally Mainstream Part 3: As if one mental illness wasn’t enough…

Read the Not Mentally Mainstream series. Having a mental illness sucks. But do you know what sucks more? Having more than one mental il...

Not Mentally Mainstream Part 2: Can Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy be prevented or treated?

Read the Not Mentally Mainstream series. Photo credit: Brownie Harris/Hulu There is one severe mental disorder that is being talked a...

Not Mentally Mainstream Part 1: Let's talk about schizophrenia

Read the Not Mentally Mainstream series. I've recently read some articles that referred to anxiety and depression as "main...

Burger King releases 'Real Meals' for mental health awareness

I worked at McDonald's the summer after high school and the first couple years of college. The over-sized red button down shirt wi...

'Getting old ain't for sissies:' How to combat depression resulting from aging

Two months ago, I started working for a health insurance company. One of my recent (and most time consuming) tasks has been to read throug...

'It's a sign of absolute strength:' Britney Spears focuses on her mental health

You probably remember one of the internet's first viral stars, Chris Crocker — who rose to YouTube stardom after posting a video of h...