MH@H Mental Health

How Hard Do You Push Yourself Against Mental Illness?

do you Perhaps there are things you want to do, or think you should do, but they’re just not happening. How hard do you push yourself to try to get ‘er done anyway? Do you keep trying even when it becomes clear there's no way it's going to happen? I can think of a few… Continue reading How Hard Do You Push Yourself Against Mental Illness?

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
MH@H Community Features

Emerging Blogger Series: Burnie (Quash Stigma Not Fat)

This post is by Burnie of Quash Stigma, Not Fat. Why you should keep going in eating disorder recovery….. When the going gets tough in eating disorder recovery, you have to keep going. I’ve found myself doubting the recovery process many times, and when i’m in this place I return to my “why choose recovery”… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Burnie (Quash Stigma Not Fat)

An anhedonia aha moment - graphic of a brain as lightbulb
MH@H Depression

An Anhedonia Aha Moment – Motivation & Depression

Recently, I had a bit of an aha moment while commenting on a post by Caz at Mental Health 360º, making a connection related to anhedonia that had never crossed my mind before. She was talking about the idea that motivation follows activation. Earlier in the course of my illness, I figured it was worth… Continue reading An Anhedonia Aha Moment – Motivation & Depression

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Competitiveness

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is competitiveness. From an evolutionary perspective, competition is hardwired into us; living beings need to compete for limited resources in order to survive. For most of us, though, that isn't too much of an issue, and the competitive… Continue reading What Is… Competitiveness

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
MH@H Community Features, MH@H Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Nikole (My Accessible Life)

This post is by Nikole of My Accessible Life. Executive Dysfunction Tips & Tricks Last week we were talking about executive dysfunction and a few handy tips to cope with it. I promised I’d give you all an update on how using daily task lists is going for me. From Friday until Monday I have… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Nikole (My Accessible Life)

Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is Maslow's hierarchy of needs. In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed a model of human motivation that was based on a hierarchy of different levels of needs. He's considered to be the founder of the humanistic psychology approach,… Continue reading What Is… Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's terms are intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. We need motivation in order to do pretty much anything. But where does it come from, and does the source of the motivation matter in terms of the outcomes? Self-determination theory is one… Continue reading What Is… Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Motivational Interviewing

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is motivational interviewing. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic communication approach. It's often used in the field of addictions, but it's got some very useful tidbits that are more broadly applicable to motivation for any sort of change.… Continue reading What Is… Motivational Interviewing

waves hitting the beach
MH@H Depression

Fluctuating Motivation in Depression

Pok-Rie on Pixabay Fluctuating motivation in mental illness means that sometimes, things are happening, while other times, the wheels just fall right off. A few weeks ago (I think – I'm not good at remembering time in a relative sense) I was feeling pretty motivated.  Maybe my concentration wasn't the best, but I had several… Continue reading Fluctuating Motivation in Depression