What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Mentalization

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is mentalization. Mentalizing is something you do, but probably haven't heard of. My browser's spell-checker tells me it's not a word. Okay, so what is it? Well, that's not the easiest thing to explain. Defining mentalism The American… Continue reading What Is… Mentalization

MH@H book review: I Hate You Don't Leave Me
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me

I Hate You – Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality by Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal Strauss is the new third edition of a book that was first published in 1989. It's probably one of the more widely recognized books about borderline personality disorder (BPD). There was a note to readers at the beginning… Continue reading Book Review: I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me

StopSIM image: compassionate care or criminalisation?
Stop the Stigma

Serenity Integrated Mentoring: Suicide Attempt? Do Not Pass Go

StopSIM When Skinny Hobbit shared an iNews article with me the other day about the mistreatment of high-service-needs people with mental illness, I had no idea just how deep of a rabbit hole the whole thing would be. The story of Serenity Integrated Mentoring, the NHS (the UK's National Health Service), and the way the… Continue reading Serenity Integrated Mentoring: Suicide Attempt? Do Not Pass Go

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Borderline Personality Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is borderline personality disorder. I've contemplated writing this post for a while, and was somewhat reluctant because there are quite a few bloggers out there with borderline personality disorder (BPD), who can certainly tell it a lot better than… Continue reading What Is… Borderline Personality Disorder

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI/Self-Harm)

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is nonsuicidal self-injury. Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a fancy way of saying self-harm behaviour that differentiates it from suicidality. Cutting and burning are the most common methods, but there are a variety of other methods people use, including… Continue reading What Is… Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI/Self-Harm)

MH@H Book review: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley is a self-help workbook that covers the major skills involved in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is considered the gold standard for treating borderline personality disorder, but its usefulness isn't limited to people with BPD. DBT is very skills-based, and many… Continue reading Book Review: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

The attention-seeking label and the stigma it represents - image of a child having a tantrum
Stop the Stigma

The “Attention-Seeking” Label and the Stigma It Represents

The idea of labelling people as attention-seeking is not unique to mental illness, but it's certainly something that seems to come up an awful lot. The labellers might be friends and family, but unfortunately, they may also be health care providers. One of the labels that comes up regularly is "attention-seeking." Physical manifestations of mental… Continue reading The “Attention-Seeking” Label and the Stigma It Represents

The role of medications in borderline personality disorder
Mental Illness Treatment

Do Medications Help Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a hard to treat condition that can cause significant distress for those living with it. While the gold standard for treatment is psychotherapy, specifically dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), medications may also play a supporting role, and that's what this post will focus on. Antidepressants Antidepressants, particularly SSRIs, are some of… Continue reading Do Medications Help Borderline Personality Disorder?

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
MH@H Community Features

Emerging Blogger Series: Tigerchelle

This post is by Tigerchelle of Borderline and Beyond. THE WORST AND MOST PAINFUL BPD TRIGGER! One of the things that all those suffering with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) deal with a variety of times throughout their life is just how insanel tough it is dealing with this element in relationships, and this can happen… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Tigerchelle

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
MH@H Community Features

Emerging Blogger Series: Tina

This week, we have Tina from Really Real Blog, writing on the value of DBT skills. Applying DBT Skills The most life changing program for my mental health has been my DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills Classes. DBT is a method created by Marsha M. Linehan, originally to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, however, now it… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Tina