Blog Index

This index provides an overview of the posts that appear as part of major recurring theme on the Mental Health @ Home blog.  The weekly MH@H blog schedule includes:

  • Guest blogs may show up Mondays & Wednesdays from the Emerging blogger series and Tuesdays & Thursdays from the Wounded Healers interview series.
  • Wednesdays are book reviews
  • Fridays are the What is… insights into psychology series, which looks deeper into the meaning of a variety of psychology-related terms
  • Saturdays are weekend wrap-ups, a look at what’s going on in my world each week
  • Sundays are for blogging about blogging – there’s a directory of these posts on the Blogging & Writing Tips page.

Depression

My book Managing the Depression Puzzle has lots more info on depression. Given that my own illness is depression, it makes an appearance in many of the posts on MH@H, but these are the posts that are focused primarily on depression and effects.


Apathy & anhedonia

Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure) can suck all the colour out of life.


Cognitive symptoms of depression

Depression can have significant cognitive symptoms, which is something that’s been quite debilitating in my own illness.


Isolation


Non-medication treatments

Pharmacological treatments are covered in the section on psychiatric medications.


Potential causes

Identity

Negativity, Realism, & Toxic Positivity

Psychiatric medications

My book Psych Meds Made Simple has plenty of info about psych meds all in one place. The book and these posts draw on my training and experience as a mental health nurse and former pharmacist. 

Psych Meds 101 Series

This series is a great place to go for the basics on common types of psychiatric medications:

Med info posts


Research evidence


Side effects


Experiences taking meds

Suicide

AFSP - create a world without suicide - cartoon of people joining arms

Suicide is a huge issue for people dealing with mental illness.  It’s important that we talk about it, and that conversation needs to address a range of different experiences with suicide as well as the need for more effective mental illness treatment to mitigate risk.

The MH@H Store has a free Safety Plan resource to guide you through planning ahead of time to cope when thoughts of suicide are getting bad.


Suicide, the media, and social media


Suicide prevention

Therapy

Besides the posts listed here, I’ve done quite a few book reviews that cover acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and other therapeutic approaches.  A therapy mini-ebook collection is also available from the MH@H Store.

Therapy mini-ebook collection from Mental Health @ Home: ACT, CBT, DBT, and trauma therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)


Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


Other

Trauma

The Mental Health @ Home Store has a mini e-book PTSD Treatment Options: An Overview.

I’ve reviewed a number of books written by trauma survivors; you can find these in the book reviews directory.

Work, workplace bullying, and mental health

I’ve faced negative attitudes at work related to my mental illness, and I’ve also experienced workplace bullying.  It’s important to talk about these things since they can be so isolating.

Know what your rights are based on disability laws in your area. Workplace Strategies for Mental Health has some useful information on supportive performance management.


Bullying