onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. Don’t rush things. Take the time to really get to know each other.

2. Focus on positivity rather than negativity. Getting angry quickly or being harsh and critical will undermine and ruin even strong relationships. In contrast, being kind and gentle will help develop love.

3. Appreciate the…

Sirius is a collaborative project for people with mental health issues and their carers. Our aim is to share the things that have helped us through our blog, resource lists, forums and bookstore. Anyone with past or present experience of a mental health problem, or of caring for someone with a mental health problem, is welcome to contribute.

We are a recovery-focused website, but we take a flexible view on what recovery looks like and how to get there. We are all about individuals figuring out what works for them and finding their own path, whether this means complete remission of symptoms, learning to manage your condition, building a meaningful life, healing from childhood trauma – or something else.

Sirius was originally founded in 2003 as a website and forums for people who self-harm. In 2011, in recognition of the fact that many of our members had moved on from self-harm but were still living with other issues, we decided to broaden our focus to mental health in general. At the same time, we chose to make our website a more collaborative project and give it the focus on sharing ideas and resources which our forums have always had.

The other day I posted a testimonial of an alternative to self-harm. A friend responded letting me know about the Sirius Project. The description above is from the collaborative website focused on recovery. These forums have been helpful to many people since 2003 and I would like to point out that if YOU or ANYONE you know is using this site CONSIDER seeing a MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.

If you want to check out more dealing with the Sirius Project go to www.sirius-project.org-

retr0philia:

chizuu:

a little comic dedicated to a friend

I needed this really bad. thank you.

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"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."

— ― Lyndon B. Johnson (via psych-quotes)

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"Don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are."

— Jo Blackwell-Preston (via fitsportgirl)

(Source: aquoteadaykeepsthemonstersaway, via longasimherewithyou)

How great is the experience of the outdoors especially being awake for a sunrise or sunset.

How great is the experience of the outdoors especially being awake for a sunrise or sunset.

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In case you haven’t checked out my counseling blog where my focus is on counseling techniques, theory, and how camp counseling builds these skills. Here is a link to one of the posts I’ve made and I’d challenge you to look at the rest of them or better yet follow the blog for a week before you decide not to follow.

counselinginsideandoutside:

notcrazyorg:

If we erase the stigma around going to therapy then more people will feel comfortable getting the help that they need!!!!Stigma stunts recovery, therapy is nothing to be embarrassed about

The stigma of counseling and psychotherapy is something that we are having to contend with and as is quoted above stunts recovery of ourselves, clients, friends, and family. By going to counseling ourselves as mental health workers we are able to help make it so there is no stigma around counseling and psychotherapy. Eliminating the stigma will allow for more people to feel comfortable with the idea of coming to counseling and psychotherapy whether it is for a daily stressor or for symptoms of a potential psychological disorder.
No matter the content, No matter the person, No matter the theory, Therapy is for everyone.

counselinginsideandoutside:

notcrazyorg:

If we erase the stigma around going to therapy then more people will feel comfortable getting the help that they need!!!!
Stigma stunts recovery, therapy is nothing to be embarrassed about

The stigma of counseling and psychotherapy is something that we are having to contend with and as is quoted above stunts recovery of ourselves, clients, friends, and family. By going to counseling ourselves as mental health workers we are able to help make it so there is no stigma around counseling and psychotherapy. Eliminating the stigma will allow for more people to feel comfortable with the idea of coming to counseling and psychotherapy whether it is for a daily stressor or for symptoms of a potential psychological disorder.

No matter the content, No matter the person, No matter the theory, Therapy is for everyone.

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My witty, psychology band names:

jsm31:

psycomedy:

pining:

  1. Frued and the Slips
  2. The Piaget Kids
  3. Erik’s Ego
  4. Skinner Behavior Mods
  5. Carl and the Dreams
  6. Jame’s Principals
  7. The Pavlov Condition (formally Pavlov and the Pups)
  8. The Lewin, Lippitt, and White Project 
  9. The Bandura Dolls

hahaha oh god this is priceless within the psychology community!!!  Except one spelling correction:  Frued is spelled as “Freud” :P

Yes just yes

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If you know anyone that is high school aged and would like to go to the ELCA Youth Gathering get them connected with a local ELCA congregation and see if they have a youth director or pastor that has the resources to help them get there.

Just because it says ELCA Youth Gathering doesn’t mean we wouldn’t like to see other high schoolers there as well just means it is being put on by the ELCA and that the way to get there is through an ELCA congregation.

This picture was originally posted on Flickr by Sad Teen Queer and then blogged by 1000drawings and reblogged by the-psychology-blog here on Tumblr.
Burnout. Burnout is the first thing I think looking at this picture.
Burnout is considered to be an abnormal crisis that is experienced when demands and high stress are continued for an extended amount of time that an individual’s limit is reached. At this point the individual can start to develop physical, emotional, or psychological symptoms and issues as a result of Burnout. How do you keep Burnout at bay?
By taking the advice in these photos: Self-Care. If you are able to keep yourself feeling appreciated, wanted, respected, and have meaning in life then Burnout can be held at bay.

This picture was originally posted on Flickr by Sad Teen Queer and then blogged by 1000drawings and reblogged by the-psychology-blog here on Tumblr.

Burnout. Burnout is the first thing I think looking at this picture.

Burnout is considered to be an abnormal crisis that is experienced when demands and high stress are continued for an extended amount of time that an individual’s limit is reached. At this point the individual can start to develop physical, emotional, or psychological symptoms and issues as a result of Burnout. How do you keep Burnout at bay?

By taking the advice in these photos: Self-Care. If you are able to keep yourself feeling appreciated, wanted, respected, and have meaning in life then Burnout can be held at bay.

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