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There’s a Difference Between Anger and Verbal Abuse

2018-01-18T21:08:20+00:00January 18th, 2018|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

Written By Sarah Fader We've all been there: you say something you "didn't mean" when you're angry. It happens in the heat of the moment. It's not quite that you "didn't mean it" but rather, it came out more intense than you intended it to be. This is quite different from what is known [...]

Depression Doesn’t Always Look Like “Depression”

2018-01-16T20:26:22+00:00January 16th, 2018|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

Written By Sarah Fader Some of us have been unlucky enough to have the flu. It's a terrible feeling, sort of like you're dying slowly. Sometimes people even get the flu when you've gotten the flu shot. Imagine the flu is "Depression." It's a severe form of illness. You can't get out of bed, [...]

I Hate It When People Use My “Crazy” Against Me

2018-01-11T18:47:55+00:00January 11th, 2018|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah Fader I have had my "crazy" used against me: this is called "emotional abuse."   Some days I don't know what I've been triggered by.   I have ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD and Complex PTSD. Some days I don't know what I've been triggered by. Because I have so many diagnoses [...]

Need Therapy? There Is No Excuse Not To Get Help

2018-01-08T21:02:54+00:00January 8th, 2018|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah Fader I can't count how many people I've had this conversation with and asked this question to: have you considered going to therapy? It becomes apparent when someone is in mental or emotional distress. I have empathy for my friends and loved ones who are in mental health crises or even experiencing [...]

The “My Husband is Having a Psychotic Break” Situation

2018-01-01T18:08:24+00:00January 1st, 2018|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah FaderRelationships are incredibly hard as a baseline. Then think about what it's like to have a relationship with some who has a mental illness.That is doubly harder because the issues you're dealing with are compounded. You have regular old "who stole the covers" issue and then you have the "my husband is having [...]

Is The Future of Counseling Online?

2018-02-18T20:14:09+00:00December 30th, 2017|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah Fader I am in my late 30's now and I've never tried online counseling or home counseling.   I'm not actually old, and I'm not even middle-aged. But, I'm not a millennial too.   I have many theories about why I haven't given this modality a shot, but the main one is this: [...]

Where Can Teens Go For Help With Their Mental Health?

2017-12-26T23:44:10+00:00December 27th, 2017|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah Fader Can a Guidance Counselor help a teen? The truth is, I don't know. From my experience with mental illness, I don't remember a guidance counselor actually helping me. What I do remember is suffering from mental illness including panic attacks, depression, suicidal ideation and passive suicidal thoughts. I don't know if [...]

Can Online Therapy Help Someone Who is Schizophrenic?

2018-02-18T20:24:24+00:00December 20th, 2017|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah Fader First of all, yeah I used the word "schizophrenic." I used it because my friends who have paranoid schizophrenia identify with this word. So, I am not going to be language policed by you and told I can't say it. Let's get that out of the way right now. Now to [...]

Are you Getting Married to Someone With Mental Illness?

2017-12-08T19:08:25+00:00December 8th, 2017|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah Fader Marriage is a huge commitment. Before you get married there are a lot of things to consider. When you are marrying someone with mental illness, you have to be aware of what you're going to get into. If you both have a mental illness, then it's a matter of being empathetic [...]

Dating With A Mental Illness Is Never Simple

2017-11-29T20:03:04+00:00November 29th, 2017|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah Fader What happens when you meet somebody and you want to date them seriously? When do you disclose that you have schizophrenia and deal with hallucinations? It’s a difficult thing to figure out. I personally do not have schizophrenia but I have two really good friends who would manage this every day. [...]

Does Behavioral Therapy Work For Schizophrenia?

2017-11-25T20:28:04+00:00November 27th, 2017|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah Fader I've been doing behavior therapy for OCD and Anxiety. I've also been targeting ADHD too because it is causing me problems in life. I've been thinking about behavior therapy in terms of other mental health issues. I wonder if it would treat Schizophrenia. I started doing some research to see if [...]

Social Anxiety on Thanksgiving

2017-11-22T17:06:03+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Sarah Fader, blog, writing|

By Sarah Fader As a child, I was terrified of social gatherings, particularly if they were family ones. We would all sit around the table and have to talk to each other and it freaked me out. Not my immediate family, but if there were extended relatives and friends and friends of friends and [...]