What are dissociative disorders? Symptoms are more common than you may think

Have you ever been in a moment and felt like the experience wasn't actually happening to you? Have you ever looked back on a past memory...

You are not alone: More people than ever are feeling socially anxious

A year and a half ago, I was going to work every day in a big corporate office in downtown Detroit – interacting with others, making small t...

Top 5 favorite films about mental illness

Some of my favorite movies feature a main character with a mental illness. No, not the kind of movies where the "crazy" person is ...

Bo Burnham: 'I have a legitimate anxiety disorder'

It was the summer of 2008 when I first heard a song by the musical comedian Bo Burnham. I was in the car with my friend Brittany...

It's normal to feel overwhelmed about post-pandemic life

Things are finally starting to get back to normal. Mask and social distancing mandates are being lifted for those who have received their CO...

My anxiety makes me feel really stupid, when I'm not

For those with Generalized Anxiety Disorder or Panic Disorder or both (lucky me!), when your anxiety is high or you're in the midst of a...

The vicious cycle of chronic pain and depression

There's a quote in the book "Turtles All the Way Down" by John Green that really stuck with me, years after I read it.  “We...

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex: 'I just didn't want to be alive anymore'

It's easy to judge others when we really have no clue what's going on in their lives. And, when you hear about someone who has consi...

Anxiety and bad dreams: An unpleasant cycle

Last night, I had a vivid dream that a rabid ferret with blood on its face was trying to squeeze through my patio fence to attack me. Even a...

My motto of 2021: It's okay not to be okay

One of my favorite sayings is, "It's okay not to be okay."  This also happens to be a South Korean television show and the tit...