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?

Self-Care TRIGGER WARNING

TRIGGER WARNING-SUICIDE, MENTAL HEALTH     As I woke up this morning, my Mom shared that Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. My heart broke as I realized this was only a few days after hearing about Kate Spade’s death. To be honest, I didn’t say much about Kate Spade a couple days ago. Now I am. With these two powerful people struggling with mental health all … Continue reading Self-Care TRIGGER WARNING

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

Ask Liz: Cannabis and Mental Health

“cannabis is it ok for treating mental health?” -Anonymous Dearest Anonymous, This is a really good question and one I’ve often debated for myself. According to this article from the Times in 2016, there haven’t been many studies involving the therapeutic uses of marijuana. Later on, in the article, it states that cannabis would be beneficial for people with “depression, social anxiety, and PTSD, though it … Continue reading Ask Liz: Cannabis and Mental Health

Conversion Therapy and Mental/Physical Health

Within the past week, the Maine House barely passes (73 to 68) to ban conversion therapy in the state. Sometime in the near future, we’re expecting the Maine Senate to vote. With all of this coming up in the news, We’d thought we’d give you a quick glance at how conversion therapy and the like affect your mental and physical well-being. According to the National … Continue reading Conversion Therapy and Mental/Physical Health