What Are Some of the Signs that One Might Need to See a Therapist?

By: Jackelin N. Santiago-Alerte, LCSW, CCS, SSW “What are some of the signs that one might need to see a therapist?” Statistics state that 1 in 5 adults suffer from some form of mental illness. Out of those who suffer less than half with moderate-to-severe impairment are currently in treatment/therapy, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration … Read More

Mental Health: Stigma and Self-Care

By: Vanessa Madrazo, Ph.D. I got involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in 2015 following a difficult divorce. This non-profit organization is comprised of individuals, family members, and friends who believe in eradicating the stigma surrounding mental illness. Stigma exists for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that there are no objective tests … Read More