Book cover: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary by Charlotte Dennis

Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary: A Self-Help Diary with CBT Activities to Challenge Your OCD is written by Charlotte Dennis, who shares the experiences she has been through working on her own OCD using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).  It's designed as a workbook to be written in, so the paper version would definitely be a … Continue reading Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

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How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?

The basic idea of positive psychology is a good one.  Who doesn't want to feel happier and the other positive emotions that go along with that? According to PositivePsychology.com, positive psychology focuses on the positive aspects of life, including: "Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love)" "Positive states and traits (like gratitude, resilience, and compassion)" "Positive institutions (applying … Continue reading How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?

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The “Attention-Seeking” Label and the Attitude it Reflects

The idea of labelling people as attention-seeking is not unique to mental illness, but it's certainly something that seems to come up an awful lot.  The labellers might be friends and family, but unfortunately, they may also be health care providers. I work as a nurse at a mental health and addictions facility.  One of … Continue reading The “Attention-Seeking” Label and the Attitude it Reflects

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DBT skills for mood disorders: MH@H Store featured product

This week's featured product on the Mental Health @ Home Store is a mini e-book on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills for Mood Disorders. DBT may have been developed for use with borderline personality disorder (BPD), but many of the skills it covers are transferrable to other disorders, and particularly mood disorders.  When Dr. Marsha … Continue reading DBT skills for mood disorders: MH@H Store featured product

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book cover: Polishing the Facets of Life with Bipolar by E.M. Sebree

Book Review: Polishing the Facets of Life with Bipolar

Polishing the Facets of Life with Bipolar is a memoir by E.M. Sebree about learning to live with bipolar disorder. Like many people bipolar, she was first diagnosed with depression, which was triggered by sexual abuse.  While she was still in high school she became manic, and she shares the psychotic symptoms she experienced and her … Continue reading Book Review: Polishing the Facets of Life with Bipolar

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