Podcasts I Recorded:

Too Posh Podcast: Episode 48 Summary:

Ashley Cook, a therapist that specializes in dual-diagnosis patients is our special guest. We get to hear Ashley’s unique life story, which led her to become a therapist and specialize in trauma and addiction.

Too Posh Podcast: Episode 49 Summary:

Ashley Cook, a therapist that specializes in dual-diagnosis patients is back to share some advice about addiction and mental health issues. Addiction and mental health issues combined is a dual-diagnosis. We talk about the frustration when people self-diagnose themselves with bi-polar disorder. We talk about mania in bi-polar disorder. The most important question that we face: CAN DRUG USE CAUSE MENTAL ILLNESS? We discuss how Facebook and other social media outlets can cause anxiety and depression. We discuss the Diamond Method of communicating in couples therapy and we all disagree with it. Ashley discusses her most successful case as well as the case that was most disappointing. We learn in detail what EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy is and how important it is in dual-diagnosis patients, as well as trauma patients.

Mental Health Links:

The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and therapy resources.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder

National Center for PTSD

Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse

The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website

Depression and How Therapy Can Help

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

SAMHSA's Suicide Prevention

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

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