Tag: mental health

The Couch: My Years in Therapy

The Couch I am not a rookie when it comes to therapy. I have years of experience sitting on the couch. The first time I explored therapy, I was estranged from my mom. We had had a massive falling out over something my brother did. She wrote a fifteen page email and forwarded it to everyone in my contact list…

My Child Is Not Okay

When my daughter was in the fifth grade, her school counselor called to inform me that she, along with a couple of other girls in her friend group, had been cutting herself. Let me say that again. My ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD was self-harming. She was using whatever sharp objects she could find, dragging them against her skin, and watching herself bleed. It’s…