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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 more common in North America, while campaigner seems popular in the U.K.  I've seen a number of discussions on Twitter regarding the most appropriate term and what's involved (and not involved) in the role.  In this… Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be a Mental Health Advocate?

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Psychosocial

Do You Ever Google Stalk Yourself?

Google stalking others is a bad habit that I need to really make an effort to put the kibosh on every so often.  And just a side note, using the term "stalking" lightly in this way is not in any way intended to diminish the harm of actual stalking.  I'm not actually talking about real… Continue reading Do You Ever Google Stalk Yourself?

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

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Stigma

How Do We Spread Our Anti-Stigma Message?

May is mental health awareness month, and I've seen a lot of great blog posts related to this.  But I wonder sometimes if we're doing a lot of preaching to the choir and not necessarily creating a lot of change in stigma on a broader scale.  I know that researchers like Patrick Corrigan have found that… Continue reading How Do We Spread Our Anti-Stigma Message?

Let's stop mental illness stigma
Mental Health, Writing

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