By Randy Withers, MA, NCC, LPCA
Mental illness affects approximately 70 million adults and children in the United States, with depression accounting for more than half of that number. With one out of every four Americans afflicted with some form of mental illness, it’s a safe bet that you or someone you know and care about is battling depression.
by Matthew Slotkin, MSW, JD
Career Coach, Mental Health Counselor, Parenting Coordinator, Attorney
If we think more optimistically, we tend to feel better, which in turn makes us think more optimistically. We are what we repeatedly do. A positive internal dialogue is vital. Particularly amid the stress of the holiday season.
We’ve begun a new service here at Counseling Insite. Do you have a question about counseling, mental disorders, psychotherapy, addictions, or human behavior that you’d like to see an entire blog post dedicated to? Send us a message and if we pick it, you’ll have your very own blog post to share or tweet or whatever you’d like to do. We have like ten different ways on the site to get in touch with us, but you can always use this form.
Our inaugural question comes to us from a guest who found us on Facebook. In fact, if you like the post, maybe you can head on over and give us a like. That would be awesome. Here goes:
Dear Counseling Insite,
How do you think movies and TV portray the mental health field? Which shows get it right and which are just ridiculous in your opinion. Thanks! (Name withheld for confidentiality purposes)