Mindfulness Helps People with BPD

Mindfulness is the core skill taught in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, but how exactly does it help people with Borderline Personality Disorder? One summary of the research by UCLA reported on the positive correlation between meditating and positive affect, as well as...

Book on How to Survive Depression by Author Stephanie Anne Allen

How to Survive Depression By Author Stephanie Anne Allen             How to Survive Depression is the first book in the “How to Survive Series”.  This short but powerful self-help book aims to inform and inspire readers by connecting with them on a deeper level.  I...

When You Have More Than One Diagnosis

Often a mental illness is accompanied by one or more additional diagnoses.  These illnesses may go undetected when they are lost in the shadows from the limelight cast on the main problem, whether it be depression, anxiety, BPD, etc. My own doctor specifies some of...

Dealing with Chronic Mental Illness

Lifelong mental illness requires constant monitoring by doctors, caregivers, and by ourselves.  Not a day goes by that we can afford to skip the check-ins with ourselves and the action steps necessary to keep us from going off the deep end.  Making sure we take our...

How to Let Go of Last Year to Start the New

The New Year was originally dedicated to an ancient Roman god of gateways by the name of Janus (think of the word “January”… see the connection?).  Janus had two faces, as a gate faces in and out, one looking backwards to the past and one looking...