The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home -background image of cherry blossoms
Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Sara (Wishing Tree)

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 Sara of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sara (Wishing Tree)

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home -background image of cherry blossoms
Emerging blogger series, Mental health, Trauma and PTSD

Emerging Blogger Series: Shanon (Surviving Childhood Trauma)

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)

nature vs nurture building blocks
Health & health care, Mental health, Science, pseudoscience, & media literacy, Video reviews

The Science Of Us

IMDB On a recent post of mine, Dangerous Voyage left a comment mentioning a research study and a documentary about it that I might be interested in.  I was interested, and sufficiently so that I wanted to share it with all of you. The Dunedin Study has followed a group of 1000 individuals born in 1972… Continue reading The Science Of Us

Book cover: Shattered by Patricia J Grace
Book reviews, Trauma and PTSD

Book review: Shattered

In Shattered: A Memoir, Patricia J Grace tells her story of the lasting impact of childhood sexual abuse.  This abuse occurred at the hands of multiple brothers, as well as others, after the death of her father.  While her mother was aware of the abuse, she did not intervene to try to stop it.  Disturbingly, when… Continue reading Book review: Shattered

adverse childhood experiences pyramid
Health & health care, Mental health, Trauma and PTSD

What we can learn about trauma from the ACEs study

Centers for Disease Control The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study was a landmark research trial conducted by Kaiser Permanente and the U.S. Center for Disease Control.  The study examined the correlation between adverse experiences in childhood and health outcomes in adulthood, and it clearly showed just how profound that connection is. The ACEs study participants… Continue reading What we can learn about trauma from the ACEs study

book cover: Untangled by Alexis Rose
Book reviews, Trauma and PTSD

Book review: Untangled

In Untangled: A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph, Alexis Rose offers raw, forthright descriptions of the repeated abuse she experienced in childhood and into adulthood.  I would caution anyone who has experienced abuse themselves to carefully evaluate whether they are far enough along in their own healing to feel safe while reading this kind… Continue reading Book review: Untangled

TED Talks logo
Trauma and PTSD, Video reviews

TED Talks on Trauma

This week's TED Talk picks are focused on trauma and come from a diverse range of experiences. Nadine Burke Harris: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime https://embed.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime In this talk, Nadine Burke Harris passionately addresses the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study.  This study found a significant correlation between number of… Continue reading TED Talks on Trauma

strands of DNA
Depression

Why Did I Get Depressed?

There is so much that we don't know about what causes mental illness, and very little that we do know.  This means that asking why is rather futile at this point, but it's hard not to.  It feels like maybe if I had some idea where my depression was coming from, I'd have a better… Continue reading Why Did I Get Depressed?