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 Lara of … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Lara
Being a hermit is supposed to be a bad thing, but it's made it a whole lot easier to adjust to COVID-19 and the social distancing restrictions. Over the last year, I've really struggled with psychomotor retardation (slowing of movement) with my depression, and that made it hard to get out and do anything. So … Continue reading Pandemic Life as a Pre-Existing Hermit
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: Psychological stress It seems that there's a day/week/month for just about anything these days, and the International Stress Management Association has declared this week to be International Stress Awareness Week. I've written before about how stress affects the … Continue reading What is… Psychological Stress
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: safety behaviours Safety is supposed to be a good thing, isn't it? Maybe, but sometimes the mind will start shouting at you to do things that don't actually keep you safe and instead just make you anxious, and … Continue reading What is… a safety behaviour?
Harm reduction is most often used in reference to addictions. The idea is to accept that the user is continuing to use because that is what's currently most able to meet their needs, and then identify ways in which they can do so that minimizes associated harms. Harm reduction is a widely accepted public health … Continue reading Harm Reduction for Self-Harm