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I haven’t been on here for a while, and quite frankly, I’m not sure what brought me here tonight… I have nothing pressing or urgent that I had on my mind that I felt I needed to get off my chest. 1,002 more words



Dr. Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. is a bestselling author, psychotherapist, and marriage counselor at San Jose Counseling and Psychotherapy in San Jose, California. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, and relationships with psychotherapy and natural therapies.



Outpatient Therapy:  Partial Hospitalization Programs

Now, it’s entirely possible that Wednesday was not a good day to start my outpatient activities given that I’d just been involuntarily sent to the hospital for a psych eval by a therapist the week prior.  633 more words


RCAD 2, 3: Collecting Labels Like Pokemon

Redefining Disability 

Question 2: If you have a medical diagnosis, do you see yourself as having a disability? Why or why not? If you don’t have one, how do you view the concept of disability or the people in your life who have them? 884 more words


Uncool Illness, Melancholia, Madness, Overscheduling Myths, Happy Things: Mental Health Monday

Mental Illness is Not Cool” (bipolar real talk)

We romanticize mental illness in our society today. The first movie I really remember watching that addressed mental illness is still one of my favorites: Girl, Interrupted.

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#RedefiningDisability Awareness Challenge — Week Three

Every Monday for the next 50 weeks, I will be participating in Rose Fischer’s Redefining Disability Awareness Challenge. It is my hope that by sharing my stories about my disability of mental illness, that I can be a beacon of hope to others suffering the same debilitating illness. 839 more words


To Every Clinician with PTSD and DID Clients

This weekend I finally felt the edge of hope for the first time in a long while. Take note, clinicians: it’s not because of medication, a therapeutic approach, or a hospitalization. 731 more words