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Incorporeal Reality

As night falls, my eyelids close and I see memories, clear and bright, Like dreams they whirl around and sing as if accompanied by angels heralding light, In the company of angels the night falls beyond darkness and deep, My slumber brings a different reality closer...

Songwriting in Music Therapy for Mental Health

** The interventions described in this article are to be facilitated by board-certified music therapists (MT-BC) only. There is a wide spectrum of diagnoses that fall under the category of mood and anxiety disorders. Mood disorders include diagnoses such as...

Ketamine for treatment-resistant depression: recent developments and clinical applications. 

Approximately one-third of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) do not respond to existing antidepressants and those who do generally take weeks to months to achieve a significant effect.

The Best Apps for Guided Meditations

If you’ve ever started your day with a few minutes of meditation, you know the amazing benefits that a little time in stillness can have on our nervous systems. Meditation originated in India thousands of years ago and has been practiced by humans all over the world...

The link between inflammation and depression

Understanding the immunological basis of disease has revolutionized the treatment of cancer and autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, benefitting millions of people with breakthrough immunotherapies. We now suspect that immunologic processes may also play a pivotal...

Survivor of Suicide Loss

I remember driving in his car and the song “Don’t You Worry Child” came on the radio. In the part where Swedish House Mafia sings, “Upon a hill across a blue lake, that’s where I had my first heartbreak”, he turned to me and asked, “ When did you have your first...

Everything You Wanted To Know About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic and complex mental illness that impacts the way one feels, behaves, and interprets reality. It’s characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking, which can severely impact daily functioning. If treatment is sought early...

The Foods That Combat Depression and Anxiety

There is not a specific food that can cure depression and/or anxiety, per say.  However, there are certain foods and food groups one can incorporate in their diet, in order to relieve some of the most awful symptoms of both depression and anxiety.   Foods that are...

Borderline

Transient shadows cast, A silent scream exhales from my lips, Light cuts sharply on my shaded face, From the streetlights. I wrangle in the darkness, Walking the streets, Searching for myself, Looking ahead, Stumbling, The gutter calls, I won’t fall, The shadows hold...

Mental Illness Is Not a Crime: Use The Justice System To Help Not Hinder Them

We see a lot of people, homeless or not, that wind up in the prison system for committing crimes due to their mental illness. There are many factors that are involved in situations like these. So many questions need to be answered first before coming to the final...
Incorporeal Reality

Incorporeal Reality

As night falls, my eyelids close and I see memories, clear and bright, Like dreams they whirl around and sing as if accompanied by angels heralding light, In the company of angels the night falls beyond darkness and deep, My slumber brings a different reality closer...

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The Best Apps for Guided Meditations

The Best Apps for Guided Meditations

If you’ve ever started your day with a few minutes of meditation, you know the amazing benefits that a little time in stillness can have on our nervous systems. Meditation originated in India thousands of years ago and has been practiced by humans all over the world...

read more
Survivor of Suicide Loss

Survivor of Suicide Loss

I remember driving in his car and the song “Don’t You Worry Child” came on the radio. In the part where Swedish House Mafia sings, “Upon a hill across a blue lake, that’s where I had my first heartbreak”, he turned to me and asked, “ When did you have your first...

read more
Borderline

Borderline

Transient shadows cast, A silent scream exhales from my lips, Light cuts sharply on my shaded face, From the streetlights. I wrangle in the darkness, Walking the streets, Searching for myself, Looking ahead, Stumbling, The gutter calls, I won’t fall, The shadows hold...

read more

Jennifer Pike, PsyD

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