Mental Health

Mental Health @ Home book review: Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety

Book Review: Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety

Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety by Sally M. Winston and Martin N. Seif uses a cognitive behaviour therapy approach to help readers deal with chronic indecisiveness, avoidance, and catastrophic thinking. The book begins by explaining what anticipatory anxiety is—the expectation of distress and the push towards avoidance that occurs before you encounter the situation you fear in …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: How to Find Your Voice in the Middle of the Noise by Sajida Haddad

Book Review: How To Find Your Voice in the Middle of the Noise

How to Find Your Voice in the Middle of the Noise: Healing from Childhood Trauma is the first self-help book from Sajida Haddad of My Rollercoaster Journey; she has also published a number of other books. The book includes tips based on the author’s own experience and things she’s researched, along with recommendations for further …

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Mental Health Benefits of Blogging: Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who filled out my survey on the therapeutic benefits of blogging. I initially published results last weekend, but then decided to extend the survey and do an update today. In the end, there were 45 responses, although not everyone answered every question. There weren’t any major changes compared to the preliminary results …

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Tips on Dealing with Depression in Relationships: Guest Post

This guest post on dealing with depression in relationships, either as the depressed or the non-depressed person, comes from Marimeia of Through Anxiety and Beyond. We’ve done a guest post tradesies, and you can read my post about how fabulous all of you are on her blog here. I have recently been to visit a …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: On Mental Illness from The School Of Life

Book Review: On Mental Illness

On Mental Illness comes from The School of Life, which, according to their website, is “an organisation built to help us find calm, self-understanding, resilience and connection – especially during troubled times.” The book’s introduction says it aims to be “a sanctuary, a walled garden filled with nourishing psychological vegetation, and with comfortable benches on …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: I Died So I Could Live by Wendy Shipman

Book Review: I Died So I Could Live

I Died So I Could Live is a memoir by Wendy Shipman in which she shares the hardships that she has dealt with, including mental illness, and her recovery process in the hope of showing others that they too can overcome adversity. Poems are interspersed throughout the narrative. The book begins with the challenges she …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Freedom from Health Anxiety

Book Review: Freedom from Health Anxiety

Freedom From Health Anxiety by Karen Lynn Cassiday uses a primarily cognitive behavioural therapy approach to support people dealing with illness anxiety disorder (formerly known as hypochondriasis) and other forms of health anxiety. The book begins with a checklist to assess the negative impact of health anxiety in the areas of negative reactions of others, …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Healing Emotional Pain Workbook

Book Review: Healing Emotional Pain Workbook

The Healing Emotional Pain Workbook by Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning, Erica Pool, and Patricia E. Zurita Ono uses process-based cognitive behavioural therapy to address the eleven negative coping mechanisms that are most responsible for emotional disorders. Process-based CBT focuses on coping mechanisms that may be used regardless of diagnosis rather than focusing on treating specific …

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Do You Share Your Blog with Mental Health Treatment Providers?

Sharing my blog with treatment providers came up for me for the first time recently during my inpatient hospital stay. The fact that I had a blog came up during my first meeting with a psychiatrist in ER, as he’d asked what I do with my time since I’ve been on disability. My psychiatrist here …

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