Blog Posts by Laura Susanne Yochelson

What to Look For in a Mental Health Professional

A long struggle with an eating disorder and psychosis has given me a lot of experience with different kinds of mental health professionals. It took me 15 years to find a therapist that worked for me; it’s important to never give up trying to find the right one.  Based on my experience, health care professionals…

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You Don’t Have to Struggle Alone: Why Active Minds Matters

I suffered a life changing setback during freshman year in college because my chronic mental illness went unrecognized. Without an organization like Active Minds to provide support, I struggled alone. It has taken me a decade to recover—and I want to help others by sharing my story.  In high school, I pushed myself extremely hard…

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