MH@H blog index

Mental Health @ Home Blog Index

This blog index provides an overview of some of the posts that are part of major recurring themes on Mental Health @ Home. It’s an easy starting point to explore the site.

These features appear weekly on the blog:

MH@H is more Wikipedia-style than magazine-style, in the sense that the content continues to evolve well past the initial publication date.

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Resource Pages

These pages go into depth on some of the major areas of focus on MH@H, with a mix of information, tools, and links to other resources. You can find these in the menu bar above.

So You’ve Just Been Diagnosed with… [A Mental Disorder] is a new project that pulls together the wisdom of the mental health blogging community to support people who’ve been newly diagnosed. If you have any input you’d like to share, that would be much appreciated!

Blog Index Sections
Book cover: Managing the Depression Puzzle, 2nd edition, by Ashley L. Peterson

On the Managing the Depression Puzzle page, you’ll find an overview of all things depression on MH@H.

Psych Meds Made Simple by Ashley L. Peterson book cover

The Psych Meds Made Simple page gives an overview of the medication-related content on MH@H.

Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L. Peterson

The Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis page has links to posts on MH@H covering a variety of different psych diagnoses.

Book cover: A Brief History of Stigma by Ashley L. Peterson

A Brief History of Stigma has resources for challenging mental illness stigma.

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Conceptualizing Chronic Mental Illness

The mental illness cutlery drawer: spoon theory, fork theory, knives, and more
rainbow model of mental illness symptoms and functioning

The way that we conceptualize our illnesses influences how we relate to them. The following posts discuss this issue:

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Mental Illness Life

There are a lot of mental processes and issues to navigate around identity that have a lot in common across different mental illness diagnoses. Mental illness life definitely isn’t simple!


Decision-Making Tools


Functioning


Our Expectations of Ourselves

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You don't need to be positive - there's room for other emotions too

Negativity & Toxic Positivity

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As a writer, I love words. Some particular words are a lot of fun, which I explore in these posts:

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Recovery & Wellbeing

What does recovery mean?

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Treatment Toolbox

Forms of Treatment

Treatment Settings

Self-management


Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

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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!

Hallmarks of pseudoscience

Hallmarks of pseudoscience:

  • Science: “until you prove it, it doesn’t exist” vs. pseudoscience: “it exists because I say so until you can prove it doesn’t”
  • Broad statements about what something does, but the “how” is magic wand-waving
  • Quantum physics talk from non-physicists
  • Energies and energy flows are described without any actual evidence of their existence

Debunking Pseudoscience

I took a lot of science courses in university, and when I hear people claiming their nonsense is based in science, it’s like a loud alarm to my corner of the geekoverse.

The law of attraction is an extremely popular pseudoscience phenomenon. There’s something to be said for the idea that wanting something will make the universe send it your way. Except the law of attraction says don’t act, just vibrate out to the universe. The idea that thoughts vibrate is pseudoscientific nonsense, though, and unless you can manifest a purple people eater, manifestation is nonsense, too.


Science and Critical Thinking

It’s hard to avoid being exposed to misinformation, but critical thinking can help separate sense from nonsense.

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Trauma

Posts in the What Is… series:

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