7 Medication Myths

There are so many myths and distortions surrounding psychiatric medication. Let’s tear them apart, shall we? Myth: Psychiatric medications will turn me into a zombie.  Some medications can make you feel fatigued, decrease your appetite, or even lower libido. This doesn’t make you a zombie, these are just regular side effects of a lot of medications. However, everyone is different,…

Self Care: More Than Just Cucumber Slices On Your Eyes

When we think of someone practicing self care, we often get an image of someone with a charcoal face mask on, relaxing in a bathtub, drinking herbal tea, and reading a book about “not sweating the small stuff”. Which is all great, don’t get me wrong, reader. I’d love to be soaking in a lush…

Trigger, Triggered, Triggering: How to Use Them

We are hearing more and more of the three T’s coming up in our conversations about mental health, trauma, and stress, but what do they really mean? First, let’s break it down starting with the root word. Trigger: Noun a small device that releases a spring or catch and so sets off a mechanism Trigger:…

DBT: What the Heck Is It?

What does DBT Stand For? D- dialectical B– behaviourT– therapy What does dialectical mean? Dialectical, in my understanding, is the idea and mindset that more than one opposing thought, feeling, or fact can be true at the same time. For example, I might say spelling isn’t my strong suit and I write well. Did you notice…