About the Blog
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This blog takes a no-holds-barred look at a variety of issues related to mental health. It draws on my dual perspectives as a mental health nurse (and former pharmacist) and person living with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.
The goal is to raise awareness about mental illness, educate around a wide variety of mental health issues, and create a community where people can feel comfortable speaking openly about mental health without fear of judgment.
Rainbow Model of Mental Illness Functioning
I developed the rainbow model, shown below, to capture some of the complexity of mental illness. While sometimes people get labelled as high-functioning, in reality, there can be a wide range of experiences in terms of different symptom domains and different domains of functioning. All of those can fluctuate over time as the illness ebbs and flows.
You can find out more about the rainbow model here.
Mental Health @ Home Features
At the core of Mental Health @ Home is mental health and illness. While I personally live with depression, the blog covers a much broader range of mental health topics. There are also detours to other topics, including social justice and pseudoscience, plus blogging resources.
This coping toolkit has a collection of tools and resources to support mental health.
Mental health book reviews appear weekly, and often feature books by fellow bloggers.
Social justice is a passion that goes hand in hand with fighting stigma. There’s no justice without justice for all.
I have a strong background in science, and like to write about pseudoscience, sketchy health practices, public health, and media literacy.
Fighting stigma around mental illness is a core mission of MH@H.
The Suicide & Mental Illness: Let’s Talk About It page has info on suicide, crisis resources, and safety planning tools, as well as straight talk on issues related to suicide.
The MH sites & apps page has a collection of great resources from around the web.
The MH@H Store
Check out what’s available in the MH@H Store!
It’s got my ebooks, several mini-ebooks, and lots of free downloadable resources.
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