The Shink’s Links on Twitter

If you’re a long-time reader of this blog, you may remember a series of mine, called the Shrink’s Links. In this, I posted interesting things I’ve read, seen, heard, or helpful tools I found on the web. If you were a fan, you might have missed it when I discontinued it. Well, weep no more;Continue reading “The Shink’s Links on Twitter”

Mental Illness Happy Hour

If you have ever thought you were the only person who thinks the thoughts that you do, in the way you do, I would recommend that you listen to the Mental Illness Happy Hour. There, you will hear yourself think. The weekly, hour-long audio podcast of interviews with artists, friends and the occasional doctor isContinue reading “Mental Illness Happy Hour”

How Big is the Brain?

The Brain—is wider than the Sky— For—put them side by side— The one the other will contain With ease—and You—beside—   The Brain is deeper than the sea— For—hold them—Blue to Blue— The one the other will absorb— As Sponges—Buckets—do—   The Brain is just the weight of God— For—Heft them—Pound for Pound— And theyContinue reading “How Big is the Brain?”

Reading for the Plot

 Bringing you the best of mental health every week. What do the flashbacks and nightmares of trauma victims have to do with the way we experience pleasure? Peter Brooks makes these unexpected connections in his essay, Freud’s Master Plot, within his book, Reading for the Plot. A professor of literature at Yale, Brooks wanted toContinue reading “Reading for the Plot”

The ACE Study

Bringing you the best of mental health It makes no sense, but one of the most remarkable and important findings in recent psychological research hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves and still has not had much impact on the practice of psychotherapy. I’m talking about the ACE Study. In the 1990’s, the CDC and theContinue reading “The ACE Study”