BLOG: As mental health professionals, we have the opportunities to be leaders within our communities to help address this problem. Let’s lead by example to make talking about mental health and suicide as normal as talking about the game last night or what you’re doing this weekend.
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC
BLOG: Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, has turned his spotlight of curiosity onto the subject of psychedelics with his new book How to Change Your Mind.
BLOG: Of the things that struck me the most at our Elevate conference this year was several presenters sharing their own personal experiences with psychotherapy.
BLOG: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water left me chewing on its deep psychological themes of archetypal shadow, paranoia, finding ourselves reflected in another, and the redemptive power of love.
BLOG: 319 days into 2017, we have had 391 mass shootings in the United States. That’s more than one each day this year. Sit with that for a moment.
BLOG: Recent qualitative studies on subjects treated with psilocybin may begin to help us understand the subjective experience caused by the drug that may lead to its antidepressant effects.
BLOG: It is easy, in a time of brief therapy and outcome-driven health care, to want to bypass the most important thing we offer our patients—to allow them to be fully seen and witnessed.
BLOG: When one is playing big, they are often unaware that their presence is eclipsing others who might want to share the stage. Or worse yet, others who might wish to share the stage are seen as threats.
BLOG: For those of us who spend our lives helping our patients make meaningful change, the eclipse is a potent symbol of transformation.