book cover: Raising the Alarm by Arron Whittaker
Book reviews

Book Review: Raising the Alarm

Raising the Alarm is an autobiography by Arron Whittaker. He lives with schizoaffective disorder and borderline personality. He also has a trauma history, and is sure that he's on the autism spectrum, although he hasn't been diagnosed. The author uses a pen name for this book, and explains the steps that he's taken to conceal… Continue reading Book Review: Raising the Alarm

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home; background of cherry blossoms
Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Higher Times

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 Higher Times.… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Higher Times

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home -background image of cherry blossoms
Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Coconut Heels

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 Coconut Heels.… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Coconut Heels

Book reviews, Mental health

Book Review: Anecdotes on Volunteering

Anecdotes on Volunteering is a short book written by Mio Angelo of Mentally Ill in America that looks at how schizoaffective disorder has interfered with his desire to volunteer or work.  The anecdotes are in relation to volunteering rather than stories of volunteer experience. At one point, Mio describes the book as one big therapy… Continue reading Book Review: Anecdotes on Volunteering

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Mental health, Wounded healers

Wounded Healers: Caz

Caz of Mental Health 360º is the first person to be featured in the wounded healer interview series, featuring people with significant mental health challenges who also work in a mental health helping role with others. Tell us a bit about you, the helping field you’re in, and the mental health challenges you’ve faced. I… Continue reading Wounded Healers: Caz

Book cover: Alert and Oriented x3 by Leif Gregersen
Book reviews, Mental health

Book Review: Alert and Oriented x3

Alert and Oriented x3 by Leif Gregersen II, a book about living with a psychotic illness, is offered as a free download from the author's blog, Mental Health Coping Skills Blog by Leif Gregersen. The author has schizoaffective disorder, and this book focuses on his most recent hospitalization, which he describes as being unimaginably painful. … Continue reading Book Review: Alert and Oriented x3

book cover: Spiders, Vampires and Jail Keys by Brooke O'Neill
Book reviews, Mental health

Book Review: Spiders, Vampires and Jail Keys

Spiders, Vampires and Jail Keys by Brooke O'Neill is a compelling story of one woman's life with bipolar disorder. Like me, Brooke is a nurse.  When she returned to work after her period of acute illness, she was able to have positive conversations self-disclosing to some of her patients who had bipolar disorder in addition… Continue reading Book Review: Spiders, Vampires and Jail Keys

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home; background of cherry blossoms
Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Brittany – Part II

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 Brittany of BiPolarMania.… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Brittany – Part II

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home; background of cherry blossoms
Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Brittany (BiPolarMania) – Part I

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 Brittany of BiPolarMania.… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Brittany (BiPolarMania) – Part I

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Mental health, What is... psychology series

What Is… Malingering

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is malingering. Many of us living with mental illness spend quite a bit of time trying to pass as not mentally ill.  However, sometimes when there's sufficient incentive people will fake mental illness for secondary gain, and this… Continue reading What Is… Malingering