Confrontation Is Not A Bad Thing

Having a voice is our greatest gift and most powerful weapon. It can be used to build incredible structures of compassion or tear someone down to the core. It’s how we communicate with the world. It is how we form our relationships with people. It’s how we share ideas, thought, and feelings. Often we misuse our voice and forget to use it when the time … Continue reading Confrontation Is Not A Bad Thing

What to Expect in Therapy

When I first started my psychiatric journey, I had a lot of misconceptions surrounding talk therapy. A webpage from Behavioral Tech, A Linehan Institute Training Company, (which I will also link in the Books and Resources tab on this website) defines DBT Therapy as, “Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills … Continue reading What to Expect in Therapy

Things to Pack for a Stay in the Mental Hospital

Hi and welcome back to Negative space. Today we are going to talk about what to pack and what not to pack if you are going to the psych ward or if you have a loved one who has entered the psych ward and are wondering what you can take to them. I know that this time is incredibly difficult and scary, to say the … Continue reading Things to Pack for a Stay in the Mental Hospital