Autism spectrum and Asperger's · Friendship · Mood and anxiety · Uncategorized

For introverts and people on the spectrum: how to make friends out of strangers

So you’ve met someone you don’t know and it’s time to have a conversation, hopefully create a friendship, and your first tendency is to… run.  Sound familiar?  If talking to strangers feels like a bucketful of icy, cold water thrown in your direction, you’ve found the right spot.  This post is written for all shy,… Continue reading For introverts and people on the spectrum: how to make friends out of strangers

Friendship · Psychosis/Schizophrenia · Uncategorized

Nine tips for family and friends of someone with Schizophrenia

Good family support and friendship are vital for helping individuals with Schizophrenia or psychosis, but it isn’t always clear how loved ones can help.  Where do you start?  What can you do?  Here are some tips at helping someone with psychosis. 1-Educate yourself about the disorder.  Do online research and talk to your loved one's… Continue reading Nine tips for family and friends of someone with Schizophrenia

Addiction · Friendship · Uncategorized

When somebody you care about is an addict

Substance abuse affects everyone involved, not just the addict.  The addict's personality has changed.  They tend to lie and ask for money and care little about quality time with those who care about them.  They may do and say things that upset others and leave the family ashamed or angry. Blood relationships and friendships are… Continue reading When somebody you care about is an addict