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 & resources to support mental health.
Weekly mental health book reviews often feature books by fellow bloggers.
The MH sites & apps page has a collection of great resources from around the web.
I like to write about pseudoscience, sketchy health practices, public health, & media literacy.
Stopping stigma around mental illness is a core mission of MH@H.
The Suicide & Mental Illness page has straight talk on suicide, plus crisis resources & tools.
Social justice is a passion that goes hand in hand with fighting stigma. There’s no justice without justice for all.
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.
- When “Okay” Is Not OkayI suspect that many of us living with mental illness, or other chronic illness, for that matter, have… Continue reading When “Okay” Is Not Okay
- Book Review: Mindful as F*ckMindful as F*ck by Emily Horn is aimed at people who’ve slept through yoga and can’t stand green… Continue reading Book Review: Mindful as F*ck
- Emerging Blogger Series: Heidi (Here Are My Brains)The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Heidi (Here Are My Brains)