The Wounded Healers: image of hearts passing between outstretched hands
Community features, Mental Health

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

What does it mean to be a mental health advocate? - graphic of one figure supporting others
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 more common in North America, while campaigner seems popular in the U.K.  I've seen several discussions on Twitter regarding the most appropriate term and what's involved (and not involved) in the role.  In this post I'll… 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

Stop the stigma of mental illness: graphic of a red phoenix
Book Reviews, Stigma

How Can We Fight Mental Illness Stigma Most Effectively?

I was inspired to write this post after reading the book The Stigma Effect: Unintended Consequences of Mental Health Campaigns.  It's written by psychologist Patrick Corrigan, whose research on stigma I first encountered when I was working on my Master's thesis. In it, he challenges a lot of commonly held ideas about how we should… Continue reading How Can We Fight Mental Illness Stigma Most Effectively?

Ways to share your mental health story
Mental Health, Mental Health Tools

Way to Share Your Mental Health Story

So, you're loving writing your own blog but you're looking to try something new and expand further out into the world?  Well, there's actually a lot of opportunities to do just that, so I thought I'd share with you what I've been able to find.  Finding the courage to share your mental health story is… Continue reading Way to Share Your Mental Health Story