Mental health in the news
Rachel is helping contribute to the way we talk about and understand mental health in the media. Check out some of these articles below with quotes and suggestions from Rachel.
NASW News (National Association of Social Workers) - Excerpt from article on how to apologize to kids.
The Establishment - How to handle when parents are suicidal.
Racked - Exploring the TV/movie trope of the post-trauma haircut.
The Culture Trip - Commentary on the hit show 13 Reasons Why.
Shape Magazine - How to become a morning person.
VICE - How to know if you need therapy after a difficult experience.
Scientific American - Risks of diagnosing common life experiences.
Huffington Post - How to adjust your family's sleep schedule.
Quartz - How the Millennial generation is approaching therapy and religion.
Sierra Magazine - Mental health benefits of caring for the environment.
EverUp - Taking sabbaticals from work.
Mental health and therapy FAQs
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Q: If I go to therapy, isn't the therapist just going to find everything that's wrong with me?
A: If you're considering going to therapy, chances are there's something you're hoping to work on or improve. It can be scary to imagine sharing that with someone else, wondering how they'll react and if they'll be able to help. By finding a therapist who fits your needs, you'll be able to be with someone who can make you feel comfortable and help you find your many good qualities, including some that might help you work on areas you're having trouble with. They also might help you find patterns of thinking that get in the way from you seeing your own strengths or achieving your goals.
Q: What's the difference between a therapist, counselor, life coach, psychologist, and psychiatrist?
A: A therapist is a general term to describe someone who provides therapy, including individually, in support groups, for couples, etc. A therapist has a master's degree or doctorate in social work, counseling, or psychology. "Counselor" describes someone with a master's degree in counseling, or someone without that degree who works in some way to help support people. A life coach who works to help people toward their personal goals and generally does not have an advanced degree in a clinical field though may have other advanced degrees and certificates. Life coaches are not generally considered medical practitioners, do not take insurance, and often use their own experience and insight to help others. "Psychologist" describes someone with a doctorate in psychology, who may provide therapy, assessments, or do research. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (MD) trained to assess psychology needs and prescribe medication related to mental health.