Leaning into reactions to recognize triggers: the role of introspection
Mental Health & Illness

Leaning into Reactions to Recognize Triggers

It's interesting what you can uncover if you lean into reactions, including triggers that weren't initially obvious. In this post, I'm using trigger in a general sense to refer to one thing bringing up (triggering) something else that's not directly related, rather than talking about trauma triggers that cause re-experiencing. What got me thinking about… Continue reading Leaning into Reactions to Recognize Triggers

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

What Is… The Psychology of Internet Trolling

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is online trolling. Of course, we all know what trolling is, and most of us have experienced it.  But what underlies it from a psychological perspective? A paper by Coles and West described trolling as "a specific type… Continue reading What Is… The Psychology of Internet Trolling

The effects of bullying on mental health; stop sign graphic with "stop bullying' and handprint
Mental Health & Illness

The Terrible Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

Today is Pink Shirt Day in Canada, a day to stand up against bullying. It began when students in a Canadian high school wore pink in support of a male student who was bullied for wearing pink. Pink Shirt Day makes for a good time to talk about how bullying affects mental health. While bullying… Continue reading The Terrible Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

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

What Is… Occupational Burnout

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is burnout. Definition Burnout was first described in the 1970s by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. It's now included in the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon that can influence health, although it's not… Continue reading What Is… Occupational Burnout