I have the bad habit of blaming the world for my mishaps and problems. It’s easy to fall into self-pity than take responsibility. Unfortunately, I’m not the only one who does this. You’ve probably heard about the UCSB killer and his rampage, but his anger and thoughts aren’t unusual. From scanning his manifesto, he had… Read More Where is Your Locus of Control?
It drives me crazy when people who aren’t diagnosed with OCD tell me they have it because things have to be in the ‘right place’ or they are perfectionists in everything they do. Do you believe your actions are senseless? Do you suffer from anxiety and shame because of your actions? Do you worry… Read More OCD is not OCPD
4 Things No One Tells You about Having OCD Reading Mara Wilson’s OCD Cracked.com blog is close to my experiences with OCD. 1. The first thing she speaks about is intrusive thoughts. Intrusive thoughts are hell. She asks the reader to imagine having Singing in the Rain stuck in your head, and then to replace… Read More Mara Wilson, Cracked, and OCD
What is CBT? Cognitive Behavior Therapy or CBT is a form of psychotherapy that explores the connection between moods, thoughts, and behaviors. Patients are able to explore their thought or behavior patterns and modify them to develop better coping strategies. Who developed CBT? Dr. Aaron T. Beck, a psychotherapist at the University of Pennsylvania, in the 1960’s.… Read More CBT and DBT Therapy Facts
State to Provide $75 Million in Mental Health Grants!!!!! I am super excited that Bill Lockyer, the California state treasurer, OK’d $75.3 million in mental health grants. These grants are focused on stabilizing people with severe mental illness before they land in jail or experience multiple hospitalizations. This is a positive step forward for… Read More California to Provide 75 Million in Mental Health Grants