What can I do if I feel my employer, or a potential employer, has discriminated against me because of my mental disability?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a legal tool to fight discrimination. Any person who believes he or she has experienced [Read More]

Why is the choice of provider so important?

Therapy is a collaborative process, so finding the right match-someone with whom you have a sense of rapport-is critical. After [Read More]

Where can I find more information about rights and protection and advocacy for persons with significant mental illnesses (adults) or significant emotional impairments (children)?

The National Council on Disability and the National Urban League have published A Guide to Disability Civil Rights Laws that may be [Read More]

What is the difference between psychiatrists and clinical social workers?

Two kinds of therapists warrant special note: psychiatrists and clinical social workers. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication. [Read More]

What are the steps for choosing a therapist?

Here are the steps… See your primary care physician to rule out a medical cause of your problems. If your [Read More]