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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

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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 ha chosen to go into clinical practice because of their own… Continue reading What is… a Wounded Healer

What if a stranger tells you they're suicidal?
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?