Self-Care for those with Generations of Mental Illness in the Family

An interview with personal trainer Beth Erlichman about having both a mother and a daughter with mental illness.  Beth describes growing up with a mentally ill mother like living in a storm.  At 16 she found a boarding school in another country as a way to get out and take care of herself.  She grew up in a family that never [Read more…]

Celibacy and Failure

Neil McKenty talks with Safe Space about his experience with celibacy as a Jesuit Priest. Neil says that priests in training were not talked to or helped in coping with the demands of celibacy. Ultimately he was unable to remain celibate, left the priesthood and has been married for the past 27 years, a decision he credits as the best thing that ever happened to him.

The Limits of Therapy

An interview with psychotherapist Dr. Jeanne Safer about her experience struggling with her own wounds that did not heal in therapy. [Read more…]


An interview with Richard Schwartz, developer of Internal Family Systems Therapy, about his decision to get divorced and the process of healing that followed. [Read more…]