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Mental health, Wounded healers

Wounded Healer Interview: Meagon Nolasco

The wounded healer interview series features people who've dealt with significant mental health challenges, and who also work in a helping role to support the mental health of others. This interview is with Meagon Nolasco of Prose For The Masses. 1) Tell us a bit about you, the helping field you’re in, and the mental… Continue reading Wounded Healer Interview: Meagon Nolasco

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Mental health

What Does It Mean to Be a Mental Health Advocate?

The exact terms used to describe someone who stands up for mental health can vary; mental health advocate seems to be more commonly used in North America, while mental health campaigner seems popular in the U.K.  I've seen a number of discussions on Twitter around what the most appropriate term is and what's involved (and… Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be a Mental Health Advocate?

Book cover: Ghosts Within: Journeying Through PTSD by Garry Leech
Book reviews, Trauma and PTSD

Book review: Ghosts Within

Ghosts Within: Journeying Through PTSD is written by former war zone journalist Garry Leech. It covers his journey with post-traumatic stress disorder in response to the horrors his work exposed him to. The book describes some of the traumatic events the author experienced.  This took a few forms: as descriptions of flashbacks, as part of… Continue reading Book review: Ghosts Within