Five Ways to Know if DBT is for You

Blues or Depression? 8 Ways To Tell

My senior year of college my Dad suggested I go to a therapist. He thought it might help me find some direction. During a hard college career that was interrupted by chronic illness, I changed majors three times, and still wasn’t sure what I wanted to be when I...
Five Ways to Know if DBT is for You

10 Things to Say to a Sick Friend

  Years ago, when I was pretty sick and unable to leave the house, a friend of mine would call once in a while to say, “I’m going to Wegman’s. Can I pick anything up for you?” That simple offer filled me with love. Most times I’d...

How Do You “Fire” A Doctor?

A Question for the Chronic Illness WranglerFrom Donia Schloot:How do you “fire” a doctor. Is it simply going to another doctor, or is it with an explanation before leaving? Craziest thing is that I’ve had to shop around for docs a lot. My medical records are like...

A Note From Caregiver Land

I love how the Internet introduces you to the most interesting people. Because Therese Borchard published an interview with me on Psych Central, 5 Rules for Living With Chronic Illness: An Interview with Dr. Aletta, Anne Watson Barber wrote this comment:"A very...