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Working On Us: Week 12

It's week 12 of the working on us prompt series from Beckie at Beckie's Mental Mess.  Please visit her post for the guidelines for participating.  This week's focus is on self-care.   Prompt #1 Questions: Were their signs of your self-care routine lacking before you were officially diagnosed with a mental illness/disorders?   My memory of … Continue reading Working On Us: Week 12

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What Does the Research Say on Cannabis and Mental Illness?

Cannabis.  It's a plant that's well known for getting people high, but it's also become increasingly accepted for medicinal purposes, particularly for pain and nausea.  But what do we know about the interaction between cannabis and mental illness? There's been a clearly established link between cannabis use and triggering the onset of psychotic illness in … Continue reading What Does the Research Say on Cannabis and Mental Illness?

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What is… amnesia

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: amnesia Amnesia is a memory deficit that can go in two different directions.  Retrograde amnesia goes backward, affecting previously stored memories.  Anterograde amnesia goes forward, affecting the ability to move short-term memory information into new long-term stored memories. … Continue reading What is… amnesia

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Book Review: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person is written by journalist Anna Mehler Paperny, and is both a story of her own personal experiences of suicidality and an in-depth journalistic exploration of depression and suicide. The author has done her research well.  The book contains information gleaned from interviews with … Continue reading Book Review: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me

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