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Best of Our Blogs: February 20, 2018

Thank you Sunny Hostin for expressing what I haven’t heard many people in the media say.

If you watch The View, you might have caught the co-host’s response to the Florida shooting. She said we can’t continue to blame the shootings on mental illness and contrary to what many believe, mentally ill people are often victims of crime.

Thank you Sunny and all the other people in the media including this blogger and all our bloggers this week for promoting truth.

If we want to spread awareness and understanding, start with posts that provide an accurate picture of mental illness like our top posts this week on obsessive compulsive personality disorder, being highly sensitive, and the scapegoated and emotionally neglected child.

Caring for Yourself as a Highly Sensitive Person
(Weightless) – If you are highly sensitive, there are certain things you need to do to take care of yourself. Start with these nourishing activities.

Are All Achievement Focused Parents Emotionally Neglectful?
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – There is a difference between a healthy Achievement/Perfection parent and an unhealthy one. Read this and you’ll rethink your own childhood and how you parent.

Why I Dumped My Therapist and How to Find a Good One
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – A bad therapist can re-injure you. That’s why Lenora’s sharing what things you need to look out for especially if you’re recovering from narcissism.

The Lasting Pain of the Scapegoated Child
(Knotted) – Here are five ways being scapegoated still haunts you as an adult.

What’s the Difference between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder?
(The Recovery Expert) – Though it sounds similar, OCD and OCPD are very different. Here’s what you need to know.

Best of Our Blogs: February 20, 2018

Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer specializing in self-help, spirituality, psychology and small business articles. She has a BA in English from University of Oregon and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She writes for various companies and publications and teaches stress management workshops. For more information, see her website

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Uyemura, B. (2018). Best of Our Blogs: February 20, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 16, 2018, from


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