Hello and Welcome!

What can I say, I have an insatiable passion for everything psychology! Whether it be psychiatric medication, behaviorism, psychoanalysis, mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), ECT (Electro-Convulsive therapy) or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, I’ve read an article on it, done a paper on it, or participated in some obscure debate about it.

As a psychology major and a psychiatric patient, I’ve seen both the good things and the bad things. I’m not here to bash psychiatry but I also refuse to put absolute faith in it. So far, I’m further along in my studies of the science than psychologists are in figuring out what’s “wrong” with me and I may keep it that way, at least for a little longer. There’s no trouble in having a little fun, is there?

This is a place of information, of support, and of hope. Many people are touched with mental illness, some of which are absolutely destroyed by it. I’ll share what works for me and what works for others. I’ll share new techniques being developed, new drugs, corruption on the inside of the industry from a close-up and personal viewpoint, successes on the inside of the industry, and hopefully show a few people that a label is not the end of the road. I welcome you to join me on this journey; you’ll learn something new every couple days!

About AlishiaDee (377 Articles)
Alishia D. is a blogger, a beginning novelist, and a counselor at 2nd Story Peer Respite house where diagnostic labels and the culture of mental health is long forgotten. She's a mental health peer who has bounced through as many labels as she has doctors, and enjoys being sarcastic when she can. She also hates writing in 3rd person.

1 Comment on Hello and Welcome!

  1. I’m glad that you’re not just accepting of what you’re studying 100% like most zombie-students are out there. You won’t believe some of the students I am classmates with… I always try to approach something with a little suspicion and healthy doubt because how can you know for sure something is true if you don’t test it right? Anyway, I’m glad that you found me and wrote a comment on my blog because now I get to read yours! 😀

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