I don't currently do therapy and haven't had a lot of success with it in the past, but I'm very pro-therapy in general. I've picked up a collection of therapy tools from CBT, DBT, and various others that are handy to pull out of the toolbox as needed. This post is a sample of a… Continue reading Therapy Tools for Mental Health
If you don't know and/or don't care what search engine optimization (SEO) is, this post will probably be boring and irrelevant, so feel free to give it a pass. But if you have been working on boosting your SEO, read on, and let's chat about what's working and not working. Post length Longer is better,… Continue reading SEO Chat for Non-Beginners
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: Mentally I've been fairly out to lunch. My mindless busy work blog project for the week and redoing graphics for old posts. I like mindless, because much of the time I feel without-mind. I gave myself a haircut, which really isn't anything remarkable, but I… Continue reading Weekend Wrap-Up
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is cancel culture. Cancel culture is an odd phenomenon spawned by the social media era. Some argue that it poses a threat to freedom of speech. I didn't know enough to write an opinion post on it, so… Continue reading What Is… Cancel Culture
I saw an article the other day on CBC News about the government of Arkansas putting the kibosh on gender-affirming treatment for anyone under the age of 18. This is a major problem for transgender people and justice in general, so let's talk about why. After Arkansas' governor vetoed a a bill that would make… Continue reading It’s a Bad Time to Be Transgender in Arkansas
From Famine to Feast: My Thoughts About My Eating Disorder is the first book by K. Michelle Pahl, who you may know from her blog, From Famine to Feast – The Journey. The book includes her twelve most popular blog posts, and they were definitely popular for a reason. Together, they offer remarkable insights into… Continue reading Book Review: From Famine to Feast
You can find all kinds of stories online of people reporting negative experiences with different forms of psychiatric medication. However, there's inherent bias in that kind of reporting of side effects, so you really can't use that information to effectively generalize how safe or effective a treatment is. In this post, we'll look at where… Continue reading Bias in Online Stories of Psych Med Side Effects
I've thought about this before, but the idea for this post came from a quote Suzette Benjamin shared on her blog: We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement…all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are.Pema Chödrön I'm all in on this quote.… Continue reading Self-Improvement — Or How About Good Enough?
Ah, stats. Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, WordPress will be sure to shove them in your face. You can't avoid them, but how often do you seek them out? I decided right from the start of my blogging life that I didn't want to pay any more attention to stats than I could… Continue reading How Often Do You Look at Your Blog’s Stats?
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: WordPress's redesign earlier this week pissed me off because it forces me to use the wp-admin view for the lists of my posts and pages unless I type in the damn URL https://wordpress.com/posts/mentalhealthathome.org to get the view I had up until Tuesday. And according to… Continue reading Weekend Wrap-Up