Panoramic Counseling Blog

December’s Mental Health Book Club

Follow along as Johnzelle chats with 6 guests about Jennette McCurdy's memoir, "I'm Glad my Mom Died," focusing on mental health themes along the way. Episode 1 (click here) Episode 2 (click here) Episode 3 (click here) Episode 4 (click here) (more…)

Memoirs of Mental Health: Josh Peck

Like many in their late 20s-early 30s, I grew up during Nickelodeon's heyday (ahem... back when it was good) and enjoyed watching shows such as All That, The Amanda Show, and Drake & Josh. Josh Peck played roles on all the aforementioned shows. Having been chubby throughout my childhood and adolescence, I appreciated seeing the representation that Peck's characters brought...[ read more ]

Unpretty: Discussing Body Dysmorphia and Body Image

I grew up in the 90s and have always been a big fan of the group, TLC. When their song, "Unpretty," shuffled onto my playlist this morning, I felt inspired to finish this post, which has been sitting as an undeveloped draft for several months. After I define what body dysmorphia is, I'll provide more context for why my mind...[ read more ]

Fat Shaming: A Social Stigma

There's no doubt that obesity carries with it a ton of health risks; however, for today's article, I want to focus on the mental health consequences of fat shaming. I was surprised to see a piece in the most recent issue of Psychology Today on this topic. Within the article, the writer discussed how plus-sized people tend to face verbal...[ read more ]

The Year I Didn’t Eat: A Book Review

For this last post for Counseling Awareness Month, I'm excited to share a book review of Samuel Pollen's The Year I Didn't Eat. What is the book about? Max is a 14-year old in the 9th grade. He has friends, a supportive family, and a dog. But a year ago, someone disrupted life as he knew it. Her name is...[ read more ]