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Is it a problem to talk about successful suicide or failed attempts?
Suicide Talk

Failed/Successful Suicide: Do Words Matter? What’s the Real Failure?

I've written before about the issues with language policing, but this is probably one of the more controversial areas where I believe that words matter less than people might think. We aren't "supposed to" talk about successful suicide or failed suicide attempts. Sara of Surviving Sara brought this up recently, and I told her it's… Continue reading Failed/Successful Suicide: Do Words Matter? What’s the Real Failure?

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Blogging and Writing

The Mystery of the Blog Viewer But Non-Interacter

I generally like to avoid spending too much time looking at stats, but there are some things that WordPress likes to shove in your face whether you like it or not, including showing you the number of views, likes, and comments per post on your list of posts. Something that has always baffled me is… Continue reading The Mystery of the Blog Viewer But Non-Interacter

Insights into psychology series: What is selfishness
Insights into Psychology Series

What Is… Selfishness

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is selfishness. I think our society has a twisted idea of what selfishness is. This gives people the idea that they shouldn't prioritize essentials like self-care because it's selfish. In this post, I wanted to take a look… Continue reading What Is… Selfishness

Mental Health @ Home book review: You Don't Look Sick
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: You Don’t Look Sick

You Don't Look Sick: My Journey With an Invisible Illness by Kristen Dutkiewicz is a memoir recounting her experiences with multiple sclerosis. The book is written in a way that's likely to be useful for people who have MS, people wanting to support someone in their life with MS, and people who are curious to… Continue reading Book Review: You Don’t Look Sick

A Brief History of Stigma: I am mentally ill and I am also... - circle of puzzle pieces
Identity & Self, Stop the Stigma

I Am Mentally Ill, and I Am Also… So Many Other Things

I am mentally ill, and I am also a lot of different things. But do people see all of those things, or mostly just the illness? We all have many different identities associated with all the social roles that we play; not identities as in personalities, but bundles of knowledge, expectations, patterns of behaviour that… Continue reading I Am Mentally Ill, and I Am Also… So Many Other Things

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Blogging and Writing

Does Your Blog Ever Get Tips/Coffees?

I know some people have tip jars on their blog, BuyMeACoffee, or Ko-fi. But does anyone make money on these? I've written about this before, but I wanted to talk about it again because of something I stumbled across related to our dear friend Sebastian. BuyMeACoffee shows you when people have bought someone a coffee.… Continue reading Does Your Blog Ever Get Tips/Coffees?