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Tag Archives: mental health

When what needs to be healed is your head

When what needs to be healed is your head

, by Cirrus Wood

Contributor Cirrus Wood tells BETA about his choice to start therapy and the hang-ups he confronted to put his mental health first. Read More

Dealing with Rejection: Living openly and learning to forgive

Dealing with Rejection: Living openly and learning to forgive

, by Cirrus Wood

What happens when you share a city with your ex? Cirrus Wood shares his journey from resentment to forgiveness. Read More

Magic mushrooms as therapy for long-term HIV survivors?

Magic mushrooms as therapy for long-term HIV survivors?

, by Emily Land

A small study with long-term HIV survivors in San Francisco will investigate whether an experimental treatment with psilocybin and group therapy can be used to improve mental health and emotional well-being. Read More

Gay Men, HIV, and Stigma: A Psychotherapist’s Take

Gay Men, HIV, and Stigma: A Psychotherapist’s Take

, by San Francisco AIDS Foundation

“Stigma is powerful, painful, and often confusing because it resonates with our own internal fears,” writes psychotherapist David Fawcett. What can gay men with HIV do to overcome the effects of stigma? Read More

Healing from Trauma

Healing from Trauma

, by San Francisco AIDS Foundation

We all experience overwhelming and even traumatic events—like an HIV diagnosis—at some point in our lives. Read on for two therapists’ take on trauma, how it affects health, and how to heal. Read More