Quiet Agony: Chronic Pain & Mental Health

February 27, 2018By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Remember some physical pain you have had in the past. Hitting your funny bone, a sprain, headache, stomachache, or even a broken bone. There might have been some initial intense pain; choice swear words, a certain amount of time to heal, possibly some accommodation as a bandage, sling, limited driving, food restrictions, or movement restrictions … Read More

Learning to Live with Chronic Pain

April 6, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I joined the ranks of those who have had joint replacement, two hips in fact, over two years ago. I developed arthritis in both hips after a horseback riding fall in 2010. My friends and family noticed a change in my mood, locomotion, concentration and energy long before I was ready to concede I needed … Read More