One day, while driving home by myself, a passenger showed up in my car. Unannounced and uninvited, the passenger sat down with me and told me, “If you drive your car into that tree over there, everything will be better.” The passenger’s words were disturbing, and I sat there stunned. Who was this passenger, and why was the passenger saying these upsetting things to me?
After falling in love with a man with bipolar, Wrae finds herself having to work through the grief of his completing suicide.
William Miko shares his experience with addiction to Xanax, the devastating anxiety that haunted him, and how rehab helped to get his life back.
Steve Hauptman, LCSW is a Gestalt-flavored psychotherapist, and has discovered that a central theme in his mental health clients and his own mental experiences is a need for control.
Steve tells it straight from his experience what control is, how we are addicted to it, and how we can overcome it to have better mental health.
Jared shares his story of growing up with a father addicted to drugs and alcohol, his own experiences with substance abuse, and cutting off from parents.
A woman discusses growing up in a family with mental illness and addiction and the turning point that ended up in meaningful work and finding her tribe.
The 3rd post in MONKEYTRAPS 101: Bert’s Crash Course in Control. A short video of Bert teaching what control looks like and how it is related to addiction.