Humanity & social relationships, Psychology

Ring Theory – How to Support Grieving People

Skinny Hobbit of Growing Into Myself recently did a post on ring theory, which I hadn't heard of before.  I was curious to learn more, and one of the sources she mentioned was an article on ring theory in the LA Times. Ring theory was developed by clinical psychologist Susan Silk.  After having breast cancer… Continue reading Ring Theory – How to Support Grieving People

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Mental health

What Does It Mean to Be a Mental Health Advocate?

The exact terms used to describe someone who stands up for mental health can vary; mental health advocate seems to be more commonly used in North America, while mental health campaigner seems popular in the U.K.  I've seen a number of discussions on Twitter around what the most appropriate term is and what's involved (and… Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be a Mental Health Advocate?

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Emerging Blogger Series: Sarah (Inside My Manic Mind)

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 Sarah from Inside… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sarah (Inside My Manic Mind)

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Mental health

Mental Illness: How to Be Supportive

Neil Thomas on Unsplash I recently wrote about how not to be supportive of someone with mental illness, and someone commented suggesting I do a post on how to be supportive.  So here it is.  This topic has been done many times before by many different people, so I doubt I'm coming up with anything particularly… Continue reading Mental Illness: How to Be Supportive

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Mental health

Words aren’t always necessary: A guest post by Kayleigh Rose

I've never had guest posts on my blog before, but Kayleigh Rose will soon be joining me in the profession of mental health nursing, so when she suggested a collaboration I was pretty stoked.  You can also find a post I wrote over on her blog. - 💖 Ashley Unless you have experienced a mental health… Continue reading Words aren’t always necessary: A guest post by Kayleigh Rose

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Starting the year off with some love

Happy 2018!  I never make new year's resolutions because I figure if there's something I want to do I should just do it, regardless of what the date on the calendar happens to be. So instead, I'm going to start off the new year with some love for my fellow bloggers.  I've been blogging for… Continue reading Starting the year off with some love