Ask Liz! It’s hard going home because my family isn’t completely accepting and I feel like I have to suppress or hide who I am. I feel like i have to recover everytime I get back from dealing with family. What’s your advice on how to cope?

“It’s hard going home because my family isn’t completely accepting and I feel like I have to suppress or hide who I am. I feel like i have to recover everytime I get back from dealing with family. What’s your advice on how to cope?” -Anonymous   Dearest Anonymous, Thank you for submitting your question. I’m so sorry to hear you’re dealing with this! It’s … Continue reading Ask Liz! It’s hard going home because my family isn’t completely accepting and I feel like I have to suppress or hide who I am. I feel like i have to recover everytime I get back from dealing with family. What’s your advice on how to cope?

Ask Liz! Is flaking bad if I’m feeling anxious or unwell? Do I have to tell them exactly how I’m feeling?

“Is flaking bad if I’m feeling anxious or unwell? Do I have to tell them exactly how I’m feeling?” -Anonymous Dear Anonymous, Thank you for submitting your question! If you’re feeling unwell, it’s probably best to flake. You don’t really want to get others sick-but are you feeling sick from a sickness or your anxiety? One thing my therapist has mentioned is whether my anxiety … Continue reading Ask Liz! Is flaking bad if I’m feeling anxious or unwell? Do I have to tell them exactly how I’m feeling?

Modern Mainer: This Week’s Fashion Picks

Follow the Modern Mainer Instagram for more. View this post on Instagram Keepin it simple today. 🖤 – — – T-shirt: @oldnavy Denim: @hm @hm_man Watch: @bagleywatchco Sunglasses: @jcrewmens @jcrew Wallet: @rogueindustries Sneakers: @asos A post shared by Matthew Warner (@modernmainer) on Sep 2, 2018 at 8:15am PDT View this post on Instagram Complimentary contrasts. 👌🏼 – — – T-shirt: @americaneagle Shorts: @forever21 @forever21men Watch: … Continue reading Modern Mainer: This Week’s Fashion Picks

Gia Drew: A Coming Out Story

By Gia Drew, Program Director at Equality Maine About Gia (She/Her/Hers): Gia was one of Maine’s first OUT transgender teachers and one of the first transgender coaches in the country. Originally from Boston, Gia has called Maine home since 2002. After earning degrees from Syracuse University and Savannah College of Art and Design, she was a high school teacher and coach for twenty years, teaching in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maryland, … Continue reading Gia Drew: A Coming Out Story

Ask Liz! Mental Health and Treatment

“What do I do to support a friend who’s severely mentally ill, but won’t pursue any treatment?” -Anonymous Dear Anonymous, This is a really tough situation to be in unfortunately. One I’ve struggled with when working in the social work field. Unfortunately there isn’t really much you can do in getting them to do any sort of treatment. If they don’t want to pursue treatment they … Continue reading Ask Liz! Mental Health and Treatment

Ask Liz: Abusive Relationships

TRIGGER WARNING DISCUSSING ABUSE IN RELATIONSHIPS “How do i know I’m in an abusive relationship if they’re not hitting me?”-Anonymous Dearest Anonymous, What makes you think you’re in an abusive relationship? This is a question only you can answer as you already seem to know it. Here’s a little bit of help to get you started in answering that question. There are many different types of … Continue reading Ask Liz: Abusive Relationships