Mental Illnesses and Their Traces
What’s the real impact of a mental illness diagnosis? How can we cope with it?
Some mental illnesses, which are diagnosed on a daily basis and include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder, have an effect in all areas of a person’s life. What unites them is their main feature: chronicity. Yet over time, they generate invisible traces, at a mental and an emotional level, which we (and those around us) need to translate in order to recognize, treat, and live with.
Joana Díaz de Alda Pérez and Elena García Ozores are psychologists and experts in serious mental illness. They both have more than 10 years of expertise in this field and work with patients with these pathologies. They founded Cocodoc Psicología more than 3 years ago, and they have been teaching and training in these and other areas of psychology that cover all areas of life for more than 15 years. Their objective: make people’s lives easier.