The Truth You Probably Don’t Know About Gun Violence and Mental Health

Guest post by Jennifer DiCostanzo, LCSW, CADC, CODP1 Let me start off by making it clear that this piece is not political. It is not intended to persuade an opinion about the Second Amendment in either direction. Rather, it is to destigmatize mental illness and to be an advocate for a community I have devoted […]

4 Ways To Improve Your Body Image and Mental Health

  Guest post by Karen Kuhlman, LSW Remember those curvy Renaissance and Baroque beauties lounging on couches in portraits painted by da Vinci, Rubens and others? Those generously proportioned women were deemed the height of beauty by European society at the time. Fast forward 300-600 years. Now thin bodies are seen as healthy, appealing, and […]

Self-Disclosure in the Age of Social Media

Social media was barely a thing when I was in grad school. Smart phones had not yet been invented and flip phones made texting a huge pain in the *ss. What little was said in grad school about using technology beyond a phone to communicate with clients boiled down to one word: DON’T. And following […]

Today I Choose Self-Compassion

After a long day, I came home to enjoy a nice dinner and catch up on what’s happening with everyone on Facebook. And there it was. Another one of “those” posts. There’s a lot going on right now in the media regarding sexual assault/sexual harassment/survivors/etc and subsequently it’s a topic people are posting about. This […]