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

Ask Liz: Seasonal Affective Disorder

“Seasonal depression. Why is it a thing?!!!” -Anonymous Dearest Anonymous, Thanks so much for your question! Seasonal depression aka seasonal affective disorder or SAD (ironic right?!) is definitely super annoying and super common! It tends to happen to us Mainahs more often because of our location, since we’re further away from the equator. During the winter months, we have decreased sunlight as well as longer … Continue reading Ask Liz: Seasonal Affective Disorder