Dead person goals: graphics of a bullseye and wrapped mummy
MH@H Mental Health

Do You Have Dead People Goals?

: The topic of dead people goals came to mind a while back when I was commenting on a post by Quiet Person Loud Thoughts. I couldn't remember where I'd first heard of it, but with some hunting around, it looks like I got the idea from Susan David's book Emotional Agility. The original idea… Continue reading Do You Have Dead People Goals?

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

What Is… an Emotion (Insights into Psychology)

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is emotions. This may seem like a rather obvious topic; after all, we all have emotions. But there's actually more than meets the eye, so I thought it would be interesting to look a little closer. Emotions are… Continue reading What Is… an Emotion (Insights into Psychology)

book cover: Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance

Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley is part of a series of pocket therapy books from New Harbinger Publishers. The book is short, the chapters are bite-sized, and it's very easy to read. The book is based on dialectical behaviour therapy, with a focus on emotional regulation.… Continue reading Book Review: Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
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Emerging Blogger Series: Valerie Rice (Tiny Couch)

This post is by Valerie Rice of The Tiny Couch. Journaling: Good Vs.Evil We have probably all heard about the therapeutic technique of journaling. Some of us might even keep a journal or diary on our nightstands, even if we only use it sporadically. Well, that’s cool, but do you really know why? I truly… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Valerie Rice (Tiny Couch)

Book cover: Stop Avoiding Stuff: 25 Microskills to Face Your Fears & Do It Anyway
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: Stop Avoiding Stuff

Stop Avoiding Stuff, by Matthew S. Boone, Jennifer Gregg, and Lisa W. Coyne, tackles avoidance using techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy. It teaches microskills that you can use as alternatives to avoidance, and suggests teeny tiny practices along the way. The book starts off with a look at what avoidance is and why we… Continue reading Book Review: Stop Avoiding Stuff

book cover: Don't Believe Everything You Feel
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: Don’t Believe Everything You Feel

Don't Believe Everything You Feel by Robert L. Leahy uses an emotional schema approach to help you manage anxiety and depression. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tools are ussd as part of this approach. It's set up as a workbook, with a substantial amount of text interspersed with worksheets. Some of the worksheets are fairly structured,… Continue reading Book Review: Don’t Believe Everything You Feel

Is depression anger turned inwards? - cartoons of an angry and a depressed person
MH@H Depression

Is Depression Anger Turned Inward?

My last hospitalization for depression happened after a suicide attempt. My primary nurse kept asked me what I was angry about. She was insistent that I must have been angry about something to have tried to kill myself. She seemed annoyed when I assured her that no, I wasn't angry, and anger had nothing to… Continue reading Is Depression Anger Turned Inward?

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

Emerging Blogger: LaDonna (Perspective on Trauma)

This post is by LaDonna of Perspective on Trauma. WordPress Photo Library/Pexels.com Unchartered: Looking Within During Unsettling Times It’s been a strange time for all of us over the last several months. As we “stay at home” or “shelter in place (no matter our political background or accompanying belief system) we all feel the impact of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger: LaDonna (Perspective on Trauma)

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

What Is… Stoicism (Insights into Psychology)

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is stoicism. Stoicism came up in a book I recently reviewed, You Got This, and I wanted to find out more about it.  It means taking a detour from psychology into the world of philosophy. Stoicism in Ancient… Continue reading What Is… Stoicism (Insights into Psychology)