National Alliance of Mental Illness Article: Family Therapy


In the last post, I mentioned that this space would be focused more on personality disorders.

This is largely due to my own experiences in dealing with a narcissistic parent. I wanted to share more about what has helped me heal. 

Recently, I worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness on an article about one of the most eye-opening times of my life. 

But reading blogs by Dr. Linda Lewi-Martinez and listening to podcasts by Terri Cole or Dr. Christiane Northrup have also been tremendously helpful.

I’m grateful to live in a time where doctors and therapists are familiar with this issue. Whenever I hear from an expert on narcissistic figures, I feel like they’re speaking right to me. I have never felt more seen or believed.

It’s not easy, but distancing yourself or going “no contact” from a narcissistic parent is possible. It’s also one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Family relationships are sometimes responsible for life’s biggest conflicts. They’re often complicated and can span decades. For many, it’s the steady drip of unresolved arguments and personality clashes that leave lasting feelings of resentment and bitterness. But there is a way to work through this. There is a hopeful course of action—it’s called family therapy.

For more, check out the full article at the National Alliance on Mental Illness!