Since its origins during the late 1980s, the use of peer specialists in traditional mental health agencies has grown tremendously. There are now an estimated 30,000 people with psychiatric histories employed in such positions across the country.1 The term “peer specialist” was coined nearly 30 years ago in aContinue Reading A photo from 2017 shows Valet with pockmarked, scabbed skin and deep, black circles beneath her eyes. The other shows the 25-year-old at her July graduation ceremony for her GED [general education development] diploma, her skin clear and glowing. In a candid interview with the Daily Mail, Valet saidContinue Reading

Want to boost your well-being while you’re on social media? Try these three tricks. — Psychology Today (@PsychToday) November 10, 2019 1. Reframe your experience The ability to regulate and manage our emotions crucially affects how we experience negative emotions, and therefore, how resilient we are. One strategy, inContinue Reading

"I am angry and I own it." Elizabeth Warren has a message for those attacking her as angry: Yes, she is. "Over and over," she writes, "we are told that women are not allowed to be angry. It makes us unattractive to powerful men who want us to be quiet." Reading