The Vintage Bookshop of Memories is a novel by Elizabeth Holland, who you may know from her blog Anxiety & Liz. The main character is 24-year-old Prue Clemonte. The book opens at her grandmother's funeral. With her death, Prue becomes Lady of the Manor and owner of the village. Class tensions between Prue and the… Continue reading Book Review: The Vintage Bookshop of Memories
Lembagai KITA / CC BY-SA Just because slavery is no longer legal doesn't mean it isn't happening. Human trafficking isn't an issue that gets a lot of public attention, but if you look, what you can find is scary. What human trafficking is There are thee fundamentals elements of human trafficking: Actions: This includes recruiting,… Continue reading Slavery Isn’t Over – The Horror of Human Trafficking
My last hospitalization for depression happened after a suicide attempt. My primary nurse kept asked me what I was angry about, saying that I must have been angry about something to have tried to kill myself. She seemed rather annoyed when I assured her that no, I wasn't angry, and anger had nothing to do… Continue reading Is Depression Anger Turned Inward?
Sometimes people don't want their blogs to be easy to find, and WordPress offers a way to do that. For a lot of bloggers, we're looking for exactly the opposite. While asking search engines not to search your blog isn't going to be directly relevant to everyone, it explains why sometimes you might be having… Continue reading Making a Blog Unsearchable
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: Thanks to rts at Facing the Challenges of Mental Health for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger award!I had a very uneventful week. I went over to my brother's place to visit my niece. I find that an hour is ok and then I'm done.My… Continue reading Weekend wrap-up
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is sex vs. gender. As we near the end of Pride Month, I've spruced up this older post about terminology related to sex and gender. When I initially published it early last year, it got a few really… Continue reading What Is… Sex vs. Gender?
As members of the blogging community, we're already experiencing a form of peer support and seeing the benefits of it. It also exists in a more formal sense, with trained peer support workers (PSWs) forming part of health care teams. I wanted to explore that a little bit here. The Mental Health Commission of Canada… Continue reading The Role of Peer Support in Mental Health
The wounded healer interview series features people who've dealt with significant mental health challenges, and who also work in a helping role to support the mental health of others. This interview is with Maria Teresa Pratico Swanson of Emotional Musings. © Maria Teresa Pratico Swanson 1) Tell us a bit about you, the helping field… Continue reading Wounded Healer Interviews: Maria (Emotional Musings)
The Ups and Downs – A Bipolar Picture Book by Kat Owens is an adult-oriented picture book, although there's no "adult" content and it would be very appropriate to help younger people understand bipolar disorder. The author aims to show the ups and downs of everyday life with bipolar. She herself lives with bipolar II.… Continue reading Book Review: The Ups and Downs – A Bipolar Picture Book
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 Shanon of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Shanon (Surviving Childhood Trauma)