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A Look at the Hearing Voices Movement

The International Hearing Voices Movement (InterVoice) seeks to normalize, depathologize, and destigmatize the experience voice-hearing, and also provide support to people who hear voices, see visions, etc. InterVoice is based in the UK. There are also 28 national networks, including the Hearing Voices Network in the UK and Hearing Voices Network USA. The movement believes… Continue reading A Look at the Hearing Voices Movement

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Wounded Healer Interview: Marja Bergen

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 Marja Bergen. Image © Marja Bergen 1) Tell us a bit about you and the mental health challenges you’ve faced. I’m 74… Continue reading Wounded Healer Interview: Marja Bergen

The Wounded Healers: image of hearts passing between outstretched hands
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Wounded Healer Interview: Elena of In(ner) Concordia

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 Elena of In(ner) Concordia. 1) Tell us a bit about you, the helping field you’re in, and the mental health challenges you’ve… Continue reading Wounded Healer Interview: Elena of In(ner) Concordia

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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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The Role of Peer Support in Mental Health

As members of the blogging community, we're already experiencing a form of peer support and seeing the benefits of it. It also exists in a more formal sense, with trained peer support workers (PSWs) forming part of health care teams. I wanted to explore that a little bit here. What peer support is The Mental… Continue reading The Role of Peer Support in Mental Health

The Wounded Healer Series from Mental Health @ Home
Insights into Psychology

What is… a Wounded Healer

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is wounded healer. The concept of wounded healers was first described in the modern field of psychology by Carl Jung, who used it to describe psychoanalysts who had chosen to go into clinical practice because of their own psychological… Continue reading What is… a Wounded Healer

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The Therapeutic Value of Blogging

Thanks to all who responded to my request for your input on the mental health benefits of blogging. I'm working on an article for Psychreg on the therapeutic value of blogging, but also wanted to give you an overview of people's responses. I put on my pretend researcher hat and coded your responses, and here are… Continue reading The Therapeutic Value of Blogging

What if a stranger tells you they're suicidal? The challenges of advocacy & social media
Suicide Talk

What if a Stranger Tells You They’re Suicidal?

I was reading an article on Medium recently entitled Please Don't Email Me About Suicide.  The author was saying that when she has written before about suicide, she got emails from readers who were suicidal.  I agreed with some, but not all, of what she said, so I thought I would unpack it a bit.… Continue reading What if a Stranger Tells You They’re Suicidal?