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

Essential Oil Therapy

In my quest to find relief from my chronic pain and illnesses, something that was recommended time and time again to me was essential oils. I can tell you that essential oils are great. To be clear, it doesn’t provide long-lasting relief from my pain and other than aromatherapy purposes it is not backed up by scientific evidence. There are uses for them that I … Continue reading Essential Oil Therapy

Self-Talk: The Most Important Coping Skill

When it comes to mental illness, especially anxiety and depression, people will give you all kinds of ideas for coping with it. Believe me, I have heard it all. “Have you tried essential oils?” “Have you tried going vegan?” “are you eating healthy?” “what about yoga?” and the list goes on and on…and on. Don’t get me wrong those are all great. Many of which … Continue reading Self-Talk: The Most Important Coping Skill

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