Mental illness is bad: Except for narcissistic personality disorder?
Stigma

Stigma Is Bad… Except for one Diagnosis?

Mental illness stigma is a very real problem. Those of us living with mental illness usually aren't thrilled when people casually toss around mental illness diagnoses as adjectives, such as "she's so bipolar" or "he's so OCD" or "everyone's a little ADHD." Yet, when it comes to narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), all of a sudden… Continue reading Stigma Is Bad… Except for one Diagnosis?

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Emotional Abuse

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is emotional abuse. Kacha of Food.for.Thoughts recently wrote about her own experience with gaslighting, as did Caz of Mental Health 360º. I've written in the past about gaslighting specifically, but I wanted to take a broader look at… Continue reading What Is… Emotional Abuse

Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: GAD, Pure OCD & Me (Chloe)

This post is by Chloe of GAD, Pure OCD, and Me. My toxic relationship, warning signs and the after effects In this post I am going to be writing about a previous toxic relationship I have had. I’m not going to be using his real name for confidentiality however those who know me well will… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: GAD, Pure OCD & Me (Chloe)

Book cover: Battered, Tattered, but Not Shattered by Marie Abanga
Book Reviews

Book Review: Battered, Tattered, But Not Shattered

Battered, Tattered, But Not Shattered: Finding The Strength In What Remains is a memoir by Marie Abanga.  This is part of a series of memoir accounts, and focuses on her abusive marriage and how she rebuilt her life afterwards. I always enjoy Marie's unique way with words, like this gem: "I know I have the guts… Continue reading Book Review: Battered, Tattered, But Not Shattered

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Gaslighting

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is gaslighting. Perhaps I was living under a rock, but I don't think I'd heard the term gaslighting before entering the blogging world.  Let's start off with a definition from Wikipedia: Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks… Continue reading What Is… Gaslighting