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Book cover: Managing the Depression Puzzle, Second edition, by Ashley L. Peterson

The Managing the Depression Puzzle page provides an overview of all things depression on MH@H.

Book cover: Psych Meds Made Simple by Ashley L. Peterson

The Psych Meds Made Simple page gives an overview of medication-related content on MH@H.

book cover: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L. Peterson

Head over to the Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis page for more on psychiatric diagnoses.

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Conceptualizing Chronic Mental Illness

The mental illness cutlery drawer: graphic of spoons, forks, knives, and more
The rainbow model of mental illness symptom and functional domains from Mental Health @ Home

The way that we conceptualize our illnesses influences how we relate to them. The following posts discuss this issue:


Mental Illness Life

There are a lot of mental processes and issues to navigate around identity that have a lot in common across different mental illness diagnoses. Mental illness life definitely isn’t simple!


Negativity & Toxic Positivity

Mental illness can be really hard, and expecting that we should just “choose happiness” is ludicrous.

You don't need to be positive - there's room for other emotions too - cartoon of a smiling sun

Recovery & Wellbeing


Treatment Toolbox

Besides illness treatment strategies, it’s important to have wellness promotion to take care of your whole self.


Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy metaphors: passengers on a bus, tug of war, leaves on a stream, and the chessboard
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Therapy mini-ebook collection from Mental Health @ Home

The Therapy Mini-Ebook Collection is also available from the MH@H Download Centre. It includes:

  • ACT Fundamentals
  • CBT Fundamentals
  • DBT Skills for Mood Disorders
  • PTSD Treatment Options: An Overview

The science corner: Pseudoscience, public health, & media literacy

I have a strong educational background in science and utilizing research, combined with a finely tuned BS-detector. Debunking pseudoscience and public health misinformation makes my mind do a happy dance, and I like to write about it!

Hallmarks of pseudoscience: it exists until you prove it doesn't; talk of quantum physics by non-physicists; talk of energy that can't be measured

Hallmarks of pseudoscience:

  • Science: “until you prove it, it doesn’t exist” / Pseudoscience: “it exists because I say so until you can prove it doesn’t”
  • Broad statements about what something does, but the “how” is magic wand-waving
  • Quantum physics talk from non-physicists
  • Energies and energy flows are described without any actual evidence of their existence
Critical Thinking, Media & Research Literacy
Debunking Pseudoscience

Law of attraction is an extremely popular pseudoscience phenomenon. There’s something to be said for the idea that wanting something will make the universe send it your way. Except the law of attraction says don’t act, just vibrate out to the universe. The idea that thoughts vibrate is pseudoscientific nonsense, though, and unless you can Manifest a Purple People Eater, manifestation is nonsense, too.


Trauma

Visit the Psychology Corner to find trauma-related posts in the What Is… (Insights into Psychology) series.


Work, Disability, and Workplace Bullying

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