Mental health

Is Depression Anger Turned Inward?

My last hospitalization for depression happened after a suicide attempt. My primary nurse kept asked me what I was angry about, saying that I must have been angry about something to have tried to kill myself. She seemed rather annoyed when I assured her that no, I wasn't angry, and anger had nothing to do… Continue reading Is Depression Anger Turned Inward?

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Emerging Blogger Series: Sadie (Blushy Ginger)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Sadie Hall… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sadie (Blushy Ginger)

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What is... psychology series

What is… psychodynamic psychotherapy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is psychodynamic psychotherapy. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a type of talk therapy that does a deep dive into the past to help uncover what's going on in the unconscious mind in order to figure out problems in the person's… Continue reading What is… psychodynamic psychotherapy

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What is... psychology series

What is… Transference & Countertransference

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's terms: transference & countertransference The concept of transference was first proposed by Sigmund Freud.  In therapy, it occurs when a client unconsciously redirects feelings associated with one person, often an important figure in the earlier part of their life,… Continue reading What is… Transference & Countertransference