Non-acceptance, suffering, and mental illness - outline of a person meditating in lotus position
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Non-Acceptance, Suffering, and Mental Illness

Winter Dragonflies wrote quite a while back about creating your peace. It made me think about the relationship between non-acceptance and suffering in the context of mental illness, and I started this draft that I've finally gotten around to writing. Mental illness isn't fun, that much is clear. How we relate to illness, wellness, and… Continue reading Non-Acceptance, Suffering, and Mental Illness

book cover: From Feast to Famine by K.Michelle Pahl
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: From Famine to Feast

From Famine to Feast: My Thoughts About My Eating Disorder is the first book by K. Michelle Pahl, who you may know from her blog, From Famine to Feast – The Journey. The book includes her twelve most popular blog posts, and they were definitely popular for a reason. Together, they offer remarkable insights into… Continue reading Book Review: From Famine to Feast

book cover: Bottled Memories by David Ritter
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Book Review: Bottled Memories

Bottled Memories by David Ritter is a short book (40 pages) of poetry capturing both active addiction and the process of recovery. While the poems relate to his own experiences, there are themes many others will relate to, including the lure of "one more," "praying to the porcelain throne," and doing the walk of shame.… Continue reading Book Review: Bottled Memories

Action for Happiness calendar January 2021
Wellbeing & Recovery

Action for Happiness: More Than Just “Choose Happiness”

Action for Happiness I'm definitely not a fan of the whole toxic positivity, happiness is a choice nonsense. But a while back I stumbled across the Action for Happiness website, and I like their style. I was looking through my journal and came across the 8 pillars of joy I'd made note of from The… Continue reading Action for Happiness: More Than Just “Choose Happiness”

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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)

book cover: My Beautiful Psychosis by Emma Goude
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: My Beautiful Psychosis

My Beautiful Psychosis by Emma Goude is a gripping, up close and personal look at what it's actually like to experience psychosis.  The author's honesty and complete openness quickly shatter any stereotypes of psychosis being frightening and dangerous. The book begins with the events leading up to the author's first episode of psychosis.  When she… Continue reading Book Review: My Beautiful Psychosis

Mental illness is not a choice, but recovery is
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Is Mental Illness Recovery a Choice?

HealthyPlace "Mental illness is not a choice, but recovery is." While this image floating around on Pinterest originated with Healthy Place, I couldn't figure out the original source of the quote (if, in fact, it is a quote from another source), but seems to have been around for a while. Anyway, I don't really agree,… Continue reading Is Mental Illness Recovery a Choice?

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
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Emerging Blogger: Jodie (A Prisoner By No Crime of My Own)

This post is by Jodie of A Prisoner By No Crime Of My Own. I Wasn't Born Yesterday (circa 1935) God will always give you enough. That was my grandmother. This picture was taken of her in the early 1920s. She was born Elna Selinda, but later changed her name to Eleanor to remove some… Continue reading Emerging Blogger: Jodie (A Prisoner By No Crime of My Own)

The role of peer support in mental health - human figures in a circle linking arms
MH@H Mental Health

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