Heroes in the mist. Hello lovely readers! In our new series, we delve deeper into the world of heroes. We all know them. The light bringers. The unsung hero’s in an unseen battle many of us brave, daily. They are there, in the misty darkness, providing the light that makes life worth living and the… via … Continue reading Heroes In The Mist: Mental health, honesty, and the occasional guinea pig. — Our DiD Journey
Just to get things started, I will say that I am "mentally ill", I "suffer from" depression, and I'm a little bit "crazy", although the degree varies over time. Now that we've got that out of the way, there are a lot of people who like to take a stand against language that is thought … Continue reading “Rules” for Talking About Mental Illness
First off, there's no rule that you have to promote your blog on social media, or be on social media at all for that matter. However, I know many of us are, so why not chat about it? I'm not all that big a big fan of social media, and if it wasn't for blogging … Continue reading Do You Promote Your Blog on Social Media?
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: I caught someone in the act, so to speak – they followed me, I took a quick peek at their site and saw that they were a mental health blog, so I followed them back a couple of minutes later... after which they promptly unfollowed … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: kleptomania Yes, kleptomania is actually a legitimate psychiatric condition. It wasn't a condition I had anything more than passing familiarity with, but it came up in a conversation with Meg of Why Does bad advice happen to good people? … Continue reading What is… Kleptomania
I've read and reviewed some great books written by members of our blogging community, so I wanted to share them with you again in a nutshell version. Click the book covers to be taken to my full reviews. This week we have books from Meg Kimball and Paula Light (aka Anna Fondant). Behold Her Majestic … Continue reading Blogger Book Reviews in a Nutshell: Meg & Paula
Sometimes you'll hear people dismissing psychiatric medications with the argument that no one knows how they work. However, there's a lack of clarity to these statements that, at least in my opinion, casts psychotropic meds in an unfair light. If we're going to about how medications work, that incorporates a couple of distinct concepts. Part … Continue reading Do We Know How Psych Meds Work?
It's week 19 of the Working On Us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess. Please visit her post for guidelines on participation. This week's prompt As I did last week, I am requesting bloggers to write a narrative by explaining how this disorder has affected your lifestyle and overall well-being. I also … Continue reading Working On Us Week 19: ADHD
The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary: A Self-Help Diary with CBT Activities to Challenge Your OCD is written by Charlotte Dennis, who shares the experiences she has been through working on her own OCD using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). It's designed as a workbook to be written in, so the paper version would definitely be a … Continue reading Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary
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 Emma from … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Emma
I'm not sure why searching for "blind" on Pixabay turned up this leaping llama, but he is spectacular, so llama it is. I used to have a decent memory. I used to be good at handling multiple pieces of information and task-switching. Depression put the kibosh on that. Now, I have a really hard time … Continue reading If it’s not in front of me then it doesn’t exist
Sometimes as part of anti-stigma campaigns you'll hear rules that we shouldn't say people are bipolar, schizophrenic, etc. The thinking goes that phrasing it this way puts people in a little box in which they are primarily (or only) defined by their illness. Yet at the same time, you'll find many bloggers referring to themselves … Continue reading Are You Your Illness?
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 Brittany of BiPolarMania. … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Brittany – Part II
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! 🇨🇦 The ebook versions of my new book, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, and my first book Psych Meds Made Simple are on sale through the Mental Health @ Home Store today only for $1.99 each! And totally aside from that, a huge thank you to all of you for making this blogging … Continue reading Thanksgiving Sale!
If you're sufficiently mature and self-assured that you never fall into the trap of comparing yourself to other bloggers, well that's great, but this post isn't for you. If, however, you're a human being, read on. I suspect that at some point most of us have some sort of ugly, envious thoughts when it relates … Continue reading Crazy-Making Blog Comparisons