On these pages, you’ll find some of the major recurring themes on the Mental Health @ Home blog, as well as some tips, tools, and resources that I hope you’ll find useful.
Mental illness may be difficult to live with, but the associated stigma can be even more challenging. It’s time to let the light in to shine on those of us working hard every day to make the most of the hand that mental illness has dealt us. We all have the power to be stigma… Continue reading Stop the Stigma Around Mental Illness
2020 was the year that turned the world upside down. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that life is unpredictable (and you never know when there might be a run on toilet paper). What remains constant, though, is the importance of taking care of ourselves and having effective strategies to help keep us going. That’s… Continue reading COVID-19/Mental Health Coping Toolkit
Suicide is a huge issue for people dealing with mental illness. While it doesn’t only affect people with mental illness, that’s the focus of this page. It’s important that we talk about it—not just talk around it, but straight talk. The conversation needs to address a range of different experiences related to suicide as well… Continue reading Straight Talk on Suicide and Mental Illness
The Psychology Corner on Mental Health @ Home includes the what is… series and a collection of (mostly) scientifically-validated psychological tests. The weekly What Is… Insights Into Psychology series explores the meaning of a wide range of terms that come from the field of psychology, psychiatry, and other related areas. Here’s an alphabetized list of… Continue reading The Psychology Corner
There are a huge number of mental health resources available online whether you’re looking for websites or apps. Many of them are free, and many of them are high quality, but sometimes the biggest challenge can be finding what’s most useful and relevant to you. This mental health resource directory pulls together some of the… Continue reading Mental Health Resource Directory
There are lots of blogging gurus out there who will tell you how you should blog. That’s not what this page is about. This blogger’s guide is for regular, personal bloggers who are looking for a bit of help making their blog the best it can be. What you “should” do matters far less than… Continue reading The Blogger’s Guide to Blogging
Social justice is: The objective of creating a fair and equal society in which each individual matters, their rights are recognized and protected, and decisions are made in ways that are fair and honest. Oxford Reference Social justice addresses the intersectional factors that cause some segments of society to be disadvantaged in terms of access,… Continue reading Social Justice, Equality & Human Rights