Medication Mondays: Abilify

It is Monday, which means it is time for another installment of Medication Mondays. This week, I take a look at Abilify (Aripiprazole).  Abilify is an anti-psychotic. Like other mental health medications, it works to restore the chemical balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. It is used for a variety of mental health conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar […]

Medication Monday: Zoloft

Another Monday, and another Medication Monday! Medication Monday, for anyone who doesn’t know, is a series here on The Dark Tales Project that is focused on giving readers a brief introduction to a different mental health medication each week in an effort to educate and reduce the stigma surrounding the use of medication for mental […]

Recovery from Fight or Flight Fatigue

I wrote yesterday about emotionally focused therapy, and how it is among the tools I use to manage my anxiety. As part of that discussion, I described how my anxiety triggers my fight or flight response for everyday occurrences, such as interactions with my boss or personal conflicts. And as I’ll explain today, that is […]

Emotionally Focused Therapy

  Today, I want to focus on a specific type of therapeutic technique, which is emotionally focused therapy, or EFT. While all therapies need to address an individual’s emotions, EFT focuses on how those emotions impact an individual’s relationships and bonding issues.     It is something I first heard about from my therapist. Because […]