• Schadenfreude: Celebrating the Misfortune of Others

    Like Sunday afternoon visits to London’s fetid insane asylums, we stare and gawk, fascinated yet repulsed, at unfortunates like Joseph Merrick (1862–1890). Joseph Merrick, incorrectly identified as “John Merrick” and also as “The Elephant Man,” his degrading stage name, attained a macabre celebrity status not because of wealth, success, or glamorous looks, but because of a grotesque physical deformity. 

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  • Laying the Groundwork for a Medication Conversation

    Therapists and counselors can have very different opinions on the role of psychotropic medications in mental health care. The majority of mental health professionals appear to agree that medications are necessary in the most severe forms of psychological disorders, especially when psychosis is present.

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Happy Birthday, NACoA

NACoA

2018/Jan-Feb

ci_nacoaThirty-five years ago, twenty young professionals in the fields of addiction, mental health, and education gathered in Santa Barbara to discuss their work with young and adult children from alcoholic families. From that gathering, the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NaCoA) became a reality....
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