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 Heather of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: The Anxiety Diva
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 Wrae Sanders of One Blog, One Day at a Time. 1) Tell us a bit about you, the helping field you’re… Continue reading Wounded Healer Interviews: Wrae Sanders
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is emetophobia. Emetophobia, or fear of vomiting, falls under the diagnosis of specific phobia in the DSM-5. However, it hasn't been as well researched as other types of phobias. As a phobia, it goes far beyond a dislike… Continue reading What is… Emetophobia
Triumph by Trepanation is a short (47 page) book by Nina Rabinowitz that describes how she was able to find healing from an anxiety disorder. The book begins with her youth in a New Jersey suburb, and the expectation that she follow the standard "New York Jewish Roadmap" of what constituted acceptable life choices. She… Continue reading Book Review: Triumph by Trepanation
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 Rob of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Rob
The Anxiety Skills Workbook by Stefan G. Hofmann uses a cognitive behavioural therapy approach to help you better manage your anxiety. One thing I liked was the cautionary note in the introduction that the book wasn't intended to address suicidality, severe depression, or problematic substance abuse, and anyone experiencing those should get in touch with… Continue reading Book Review: The Anxiety Skills Workbook
Looking for a distraction while you're self-isolating? The description of Reflections: My Mad Memoirs! by indie author Kristina Bryson assures readers that: "If your life has been perfect then my memoirs will bore the pants off you. However, if you have been mentally battered and bruised by dysfunctional relationships, cursed by anxiety and panic attacks… Continue reading Book Review: Reflections: My Mad Memoirs!
Failure isn't fun. There's just no two ways about that. But what does that failure mean? I think that, particularly when mental illness is involved, it's easy to leap from "I failed at [X]" to "I'm a failure." But taking a step back, they're not really the same thing. Fear of failure Fear of… Continue reading Are You a Failure at a Task, or as a Person?
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's terms are anxiety vs. worry. Anxiety and worry are both normal human experiences, but when severe they can be elements of mental illness. Notably, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) features both of them. People with high levels of neuroticism as… Continue reading What is… Anxiety vs. Worry
Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss by Joel Minden provides strategies drawn from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help manage anxiety. CBT is an evidence-based treatment, so while the strategies won't necessarily for everyone, they are legit, unlike many of the other self-help books floating around. The approach is broken down into three major steps: predictions,… Continue reading Book Review: Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss