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Stress is a common thing for all of us to experience daily. However, if we’re unable to cope with disturbing events or have a strong response to extreme stress, it’s often considered trauma. It’s completely normal to feel affected by a traumatic
2020 gave us plenty of unexpected events—and turned our lives upside down—in many ways. Whether we’ve experienced job loss, grief, loss of community, kids learning from home, or some combination of stressors, we’ve been handed a lot to deal with in
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is fundamentally a disorder of instability, whether in relationships, emotions, behavior, or self-regulation. These instabilities can impact not just our day-to-day, but our relationship with our loved ones. So
So many of us want to be the people who leap out of bed and start the day with a giant smile and a genuine joy for what their day holds. The weight of our responsibilities and stressors may make this unbridled happiness seem like a difficult feat—or
Sleep is as essential to our health as eating, drinking, and breathing. Though many of us are sleep-deprived, those of us with mental health conditions are more likely to feel the impact of less sleep—and sleep problems tend to affect upwards of 80
Self-hatred, or self-loathing, is a common and painful experience for people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and related disorders. However, none of the major treatments specifically target this symptom. Treating severe, chronic self-
The connection between our minds and our bodies is more powerful than we think and can impact our overall wellness. Our thoughts and beliefs can impact our bodies, and in turn, our bodies can affect our stress levels, sleep quality, and more. For
Christian A. Webb, PhD, McLean Hospital – McLean Forum Lecture Psychotherapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), have been shown to be effective at improving depressive symptoms in adolescents. However, the mechanisms through which
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