Mental Health @ Home Blog Index

Mental Health @ Home blog index

The blog index provides an overview of some of the posts that are part of major recurring themes on Mental Health @ Home, to serve as an easy starting point to explore the site.

The weekly blog schedule is:

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Resource Pages
The resource pages go into depth on some of the major areas of focus on MH@H and contain a variety of info, tools, and other resources.

The official book pages for Managing the Depression Puzzle, Psych Meds Made Simple, and Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, have lots of info and links to related posts on depression, psych meds, and psychiatric diagnosis.

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Conceptualizing Chronic Mental Illness

The mental illness cutlery drawer: a metaphor that draws on spoon theory and fork theory to describe the effects of mental illness
The rainbow model of mental illness: domains of symptoms and functioning

The ways in which we conceptualize our illnesses influences how we relate to them. The following posts discuss this issue:

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Negativity & Toxic Positivity

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

Positive psychology: How well does it apply to mental illness? - cartoon smiling suns
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Recovery

What is mental illness recovery?


Ways of framing recovery and wellness

Wellness-promoting activities:

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Therapy

Therapy mini-ebook collection from Mental Health @ Home

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. 

The therapy mini-ebook collection is also available from the MH@H Store.

The COVID-19/Mental Health Coping Toolkit has links to a broad range of sites that offer free therapy-based workbooks and worksheets.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
wise mind: the overlap between reasonable mind and emotional mind
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!

How to Spot Pseudoscience talks more about how to fine-tune your BS radar. The main idea, though, is to use critical thinking. Don’t accept things just because they’re put in front of you.

hallmarks of pseudoscience
  • Starting with a belief, and then working back from there, with an “it exists until you can prove it doesn’t”, unlike a scientific “until you prove it, it doesn’t exist” approach
  • Broad statements about what something does, but no scientifically sound mechanism is described
  • Explanations based on quantum physics coming from people with no physics background
  • Energies and energy flows are described without any actual evidence of their existence
Media & Research Literacy and Critical Thinking
Law of Attraction
Do thoughts vibrate?  What the law of attraction says vs what science says
  • Law of attraction: There’s something to be said for the idea that believing something positive will help you to act in ways that increase the chances that something positive will end up coming your way. Except the law of attraction says don’t act, just vibrate out to the universe.
  • Speaking of which, do thoughts vibrate? The law of attraction relies on pseudoscience to yes, but actual science says nope, not a chance.
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