Change is good, but it doesn’t always feel good. Right now you might be looking to the new decade as a chance to make the changes to your life that you’ve been waiting to make - or, you might be looking back at all the changes you wanted to make in the last decade and … Continue reading The Golden Window of Change
Mental heath medicines, like a lot of other medicines, are a mixed bag and come with some big decisions. Even so, taking antidepressants can be a huge support and, in many cases, they’re literal life-savers. If you’re considering starting antidepressants, or changing your usage of them, you might be wondering how long they'll be part … Continue reading Take Your Antidepressants For As Long As They’re Good For You
Anxiety's a funny thing. It can convince you that there's one thing you need to do to solve everything - to get that job, to pass that exam, to have a family, to get married, to reach that important goal - and then, just before you get there, it can make you freeze. Suddenly you're … Continue reading You’ll Never Be 100% Ready (So Do It Anyway)
This is not an article about how to turn into a majestic stag-person. I’m sorry that I don’t know how to do that. If you find out, please let me know, because it sounds like a rad afternoon. This is an article about the DEAR MAN technique, a skill taught in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) … Continue reading Be a DEAR MAN
Cw: discussion of societal and internalised fatmisia We are so often encouraged to wear clothes that make us look smaller. I remember being in my early twenties, trying on clothes in a cramped changing room, waiting to find the perfect drab outfit that would make me look the thinnest. Eventually, uncomfortable and sweating under the … Continue reading Looking Fat
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Adapted from Dirge Magazine, September 2015 What the Story of Phineas Gage Can Tell Us About Our Amazing Brains cw: brain damage, depictions of violence Phineas P. Gage was a good man. He enjoyed his job as the foreman of a railroad construction site in Vermont. The men working with him described him as capable, hard-working, fair, … Continue reading What the Story of Phineas Gage Can Tell Us About Our Amazing Brains