Fear That You’re Not Good Enough?

[powerpress] Fear that you’re not good enough? Self pity is addictive. “It’s like this drug that makes us small and believe that we aren’t enough. And that at least we’ll get other peoples sympathy, pity and validation. They give us a distant cousin of love, but it’s not love, it’s sorrow. It’s feeling sorry for you. And we as human beings wither and die when we live with self pity.”         The lesson that took me to learn the longest was Read More

I Am Depressed. What Should I Do?

[powerpress] “I am depressed. What should I do?” is a common question I receive in emails from viewers. I also get thank you notes from viewers who’ve benefited from our depression and self-esteem. Depression is one of those topics that often people do not want to talk about, but it’s the very thing that will help people who struggle with depression. At any place in the mental health spectrum, wether it’s mild OCD or bipolar disease, the question is the Read More

Celebrity Suicides & Wisdom From People Who Have Overcome Depression

Celebrity suicides in 2014 and in recent years include Simone Battle (X Factor Star and member of girl band G.R.L.), Robin Williams (actor), Lee Thompson (actor known for playing the main character on Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson”), and Tony Scott (the director of the hit film “Top Gun” among others). Tragic and shocking, it’s opened up the stigma-heavy topic of depression on social media and private conversations all over the world.  I have the privilege of sharing the wisdoms of three wonderful Read More

Stop Cutting and Self Harm – How She Overcame Self Hate

[powerpress] Cutting and self harm. How to stop cutting and other advice from our guest who overcame self hate and self harm. My guest, Stephanie grew up in a troubled environment with a mom who was a prostitute and a father, her pimp. By eleven years old, both of her parents had passed away. She started cutting at just 8 years old as a means to cope with all of the trauma in her life.   She sits down to answer Read More

Cutting and Self Harm: Her Story

[powerpress] Today we’re talking about self-harm and in particular, cutting. In the last 10 years, it appears that cutting has increasingly become a coping mechanism for adolescents. My guest, Stephanie grew up in a troubled environment with a mom who was a prostitute and a father, her pimp. By eleven years old, both of her parents had passed away. She started cutting at just 8 years old as a means to cope with all of the trauma in her life. Read More

Living On The Edge: Being Bipolar

[powerpress] The truth about depression, suicidal thoughts and bipolar disorder. His story starts at just 16 years old, when Ross Szabo was diagnosed with bipolar disorder which escalated to depression, suicidal thoughts, anger control problems and psychotic features. At just 17, he was hospitalized for attempting to take his own life. He has found a way to not just survive, but thrive and has gone on to speak to over a million people on a mission to normalize mental health disorders.  Read More