Social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder, can be a crippling condition that makes it extremely difficult to be around people. It affects around 13% of the population at some point during their lifetime. A key element of the condition is a fear of doing something that will result in humiliation. That's not me. … Continue reading Why It’s Hard For Me To Be Around People
Ashleyleia sheds some light on shock therapy. Her article will help you to differentiate fact from fiction. via “Shock Therapy” – Fact & Fiction — Renard's World Thanks to Renard for allowing me to do a guest post on his blog!
There are all kinds of statistics that get thrown around, some of which appear rather dubious. As a result, there seems to be a lot of suspicion about statistics in general. But is that warranted? Let's start with what statistics are. According to Wikipedia, statistics is "the discipline that concerns the collection, organization, displaying, analysis, … Continue reading Can You Believe Statistics?
The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Janine of … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Janine
I'll start this post with the caveat that I'm far from a Pinterest expert. I've been more passive than I usually am when trying to learn about something, so I've picked up bits and pieces in dribs and drabs over the last 2 1/2 years. Over that time, my pinning approach has evolved, and it … Continue reading Using Pinterest With Your Blog
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: Thanks so much to Maja of Lampelina for nominating me for the Liebster award! I started on one of my grasping at straws medication options – pramipexole, which is a medication normally used for Parkinson's disease. If this doesn't turn out to be helpful, the … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term ism intelligence quotient (IQ). We've probably all heard of the IQ test as a standard way of measuring intelligence. What's actually involved, though? Well, to begin, we should consider what intelligence is. There is no single agreed-upon definition, … Continue reading What is… IQ
I experience hope for other people, or in transient form like hope for better weather tomorrow, but when it comes to anything more substantial to do with myself, it's been a long time. This is a direct result of depression rather than a consistent way of looking at the world. Back in the day, I … Continue reading Hope? What’s That?
F*ck No is written by Sarah Knight, who is also the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck. This book covers a variety of different situations, including social, work, partner, and family, and helps you to get more comfortable saying no to others' demands. The book includes a variety of fun diagrams … Continue reading Book Review: F*ck No
The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Joey of … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Joey
I recently commented on another blogger's post and mentioned that depression makes me hard to love. From their response, it seemed like they misinterpreted where I was going with that, so I thought it was worth doing a post about. I've written before about how I used to conceptualize separate well and ill selves. My … Continue reading Does Mental Illness Make You Hard to Love?
I'm a big fan of aromatherapy. I have a diffuser and use a number of different essential oil blends, and I'm perfectly happy if they're just a pleasant placebo. Essential oils smell nice and they're a great way to practice self-care. But do they live up to the assorted health claims that are made about … Continue reading Are Essential Oils a Placebo or Something More?
The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Caitlin of … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Caitlin
Many mental health bloggers and other bloggers living with chronic illness are used to having to adjust their blogging habits to compensate for changes in illness symptoms and intensity. I can't speak to what other bloggers experience and how they adapt, but I thought I'd write a bit about my own experience. For me, blogging … Continue reading Blogging During Mental Illness Flares
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: It was a snowy early part of the week. I like how peaceful my building's courtyard works when there's snow on the ground. I continue to have severe psychomotor retardation. When it's milder it mostly just affects walking, but when it's bad it affects my … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up