Mental health bullet journalling - image of a journal
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Bullet Journalling Part I: The Basics

I've talked about bullet journalling before, but it's been a while, so I thought I'd talk about it again in a little miniseries over the next couple of weeks. My Journalling History I've journalled off and on for most of my life. When I was going to university, I mostly did themed pages devoted to… Continue reading Bullet Journalling Part I: The Basics

Mental health care for all: Let's make it a reality
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Mental Health Care for All: Let’s Make It a Reality

Today is World Mental Health Day 2021, and this post's title is this year's campaign slogan. Mental health conditions don't get the same attention as physical health conditions, and there has been chronic underinvestment in mental health care for years. That needs to change. According to the World Health Organization: Depression is a leading cause… Continue reading Mental Health Care for All: Let’s Make It a Reality

Psychosis, psychopathy, & other psych terms; they may sound similar, but have very different meanings
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Psychosis, Psychopathy & Other Psych Terms

There's a lot of overlap in terms used in psychiatry/psychology-speak, and sometimes that can lead mistaken association of words that contain some of the same parts but actually mean very different things (like psychosis and psychopathy). This post will break down some of those words and word roots to hopefully add some clarity. Word roots… Continue reading Psychosis, Psychopathy & Other Psych Terms

"Acceptance doesn't mean resignation" – Michael J. Fox quote
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Some Quotes on Acceptance

Wednesday is normally book review day here on MH@H, but the current batch of books I'm reading to review aren't being released until October, so I thought I'd bring you some quotes instead of a review this week. Acceptance is something I've worked a lot on in terms of my mental illness life, so here… Continue reading Some Quotes on Acceptance

crafted hearts and flowers
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The Anti-Self-Deprecation Challenge: 5 Things I’m Good At

Yesterday, Jewish Young Professional posted this anti-self-deprecation challenge. It's easy to focus on flaws, even if it's in a light-hearted self-deprecating way rather than a self-critical way, and most of us don't talk enough about the good stuff. I decided to join in, and I encourage you to as well! Organizing Organization has always been… Continue reading The Anti-Self-Deprecation Challenge: 5 Things I’m Good At

Do you love yourself? - graphic of a woman hugging herself
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Do You Love Yourself? A Look at Self-Love

Em of From Famine to Feast wrote recently about why self-love is a good call, whereas my friends at WeDIDit wrote about relief that self-love wasn't required to move forward. Around the same time, Andy of Eden in Babylon was talking the clusterfuck entailed in the word love and the many different things we use… Continue reading Do You Love Yourself? A Look at Self-Love

The hearing voices movement: graphic of an ear and sound waves
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A Look at the Hearing Voices Movement

The International Hearing Voices Movement (InterVoice) seeks to normalize, depathologize, and destigmatize the experience voice-hearing, and also provide support to people who hear voices, see visions, etc. InterVoice is based in the UK. There are also 28 national networks, including the Hearing Voices Network in the UK and Hearing Voices Network USA. The movement believes… Continue reading A Look at the Hearing Voices Movement

Mental illness life: jellyfish with symptoms as the umbrella plus tentacles as so much more jelly
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Mental Illness Life Doesn’t Come with an Instruction Manual

When you first get a mental illness diagnosis, it's easy enough to look up and see what the symptoms are, but no one ever tells you there's a whole buttload of other stuff that goes along with it. The mental illness experience covers so much more than just the symptoms, and it doesn't come with… Continue reading Mental Illness Life Doesn’t Come with an Instruction Manual

Loneliness, social anxiety, and introversion-extroversion - drawing of a blue elephant
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Loneliness, Social Anxiety, and Introversion–Extroversion

I started the draft for this post quite a while back when I wrote about the COVID pandemic being better suited to introverts than extroverts. I thought I'd treat to tease apart the constructs of loneliness, social anxiety, and introversion/extroversion, similar to a post I did quite some time ago about introversion, shyness, and social… Continue reading Loneliness, Social Anxiety, and Introversion–Extroversion

How much control do you have over your own mind? - graphic of head with cogs turning inside
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How Much Control Do You Have Over Your Mind?

A while back, a post about choosing to be positive came up in my WP Reader feed. The blogger mentioned that "our mind is something we do and can have control over." While they weren't making reference to mental illness at all, I don't think control over one's own mind is quite so cut and… Continue reading How Much Control Do You Have Over Your Mind?