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Emerging Blogger Series: LaDonna (Perspective on 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 LaDonna of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: LaDonna (Perspective on Trauma)

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Emerging Blogger Series: Lara (She Writes, She Says)

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 (She Writes, She Says)

Mental health

Pandemic Life as a Pre-Existing Hermit

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

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What is... psychology series

What is… Psychological Stress

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is 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… Continue reading What is… Psychological Stress

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Mental health, What is... psychology series

What is… a Safety Behaviour?

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is safety behaviour. 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,… Continue reading What is… a Safety Behaviour?

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Harm Reduction for Self-Harm

McGill University Addictions and harm reduction 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… Continue reading Harm Reduction for Self-Harm