ARP 162 - Before You Commit to the Therapist's Couch

It is still Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 and I would like to have a cuddle toy. I can't quite afford the one that is mentioned in the podcast but I'm certainly interested.  This time out, five things to be aware of before you commit to the couch.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Thrive Global about how one person uses breathing and meditation to deal with social anxiety.

Article on about how some substance abuse treatment centers are using gardens and farming to provide additional treatment to the patients.

The Somnox Sleep Pillow is designed to help you get to sleep. It is a robot that will coach you on breathing patterns, simulate heartbeats or provide soothing sounds to guide you into the sleep zone.

Digital Trends Contributing Editor Andy Boxall spent a night with the Somnox and you can get a sense of how it works by watching the video on the page.

Open Path Psychology Collective and Psychology Today have searchable databases of providers.

The American Depression and Anxiety Association has a Find A Therapist page has a very extensive page about Finding a Therapist Who Can Help You. They define terms, provider options and questions you should ask when considering going into therapy.


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.