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How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?

The basic idea of positive psychology is a good one.  Who doesn't want to feel happier and the other positive emotions that go along with that? According to PositivePsychology.com, positive psychology focuses on the positive aspects of life, including: "Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love)" "Positive states and traits (like gratitude, resilience, and compassion)" "Positive institutions (applying … Continue reading How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?

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Making sense of psychiatric diagnosis by Ashley Peterson — Therapy Bits

Ashley who blogs at mental health home, has written an amazing book, and I thought I’d promote it for her! I think its a must have for anyone dealing with a mental illness, or anyone who has a loved one who has a mental illness. Here is a blurb about the book. Making Sense of […] … Continue reading Making sense of psychiatric diagnosis by Ashley Peterson — Therapy Bits

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No, We’re Not “Drug-seeking”

"Drug-seeking".  "Med-seeking".  They're labels with very negative connotations that are often tossed around quite freely when it comes to medications with the potential for abuse.  They tend to be applied most readily to people take pain medications or psychiatric medications. The notion of people being drug-seeking is heavily laden with judgment and stigma.  After all, … Continue reading No, We’re Not “Drug-seeking”

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“Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis” Book review. — Our Dissociative Identity Disorder Journey

Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis Reviewed by: MikeANP Ashley has flawlessly compiled heart rending stories of those that suffer from mental illness(s) in a lightweight and natural flowing narrative about the… 429 more words via “Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis” Book review. — Our Dissociative Identity Disorder Journey Another review of my new book!  Thanks so … Continue reading “Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis” Book review. — Our Dissociative Identity Disorder Journey

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Book Contributor Feature: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Contributor Feature #9 (Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis)

This is the last one of the contributor features for Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis.  Thanks to all of them for sharing their stories! For more details on the book, please visit the Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis page. Check out the latest review of the book from Caz at Invisibly Me: https://invisiblyme.com/2019/09/19/psychdiagnosisbook/   Phyllis … Continue reading Contributor Feature #9 (Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis)

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Book Contributor Feature: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Contributor Feature #8 (Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis)

Over the two weeks following the release of Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, I've been featuring the contributors to the book and excerpts from their narratives.  I'll share the final two contributors with you tomorrow! For more details on the book, please visit the Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis page.   Noha Nova  Noha Nova … Continue reading Contributor Feature #8 (Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis)

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