Link – Mental Illness: What’s Missing From Anti-Stigma Campaigns

Link – Mental Illness: What’s Missing From Anti-Stigma Campaigns

I think Emilie may be on to something with this. With the over representation of some mental disorder and the under representation of other mental disorders, there seems to be ‘’socially acceptable’’ mental health issues (even though there is still a long way to go) and less ‘’socially acceptable’’ mental health issues. Sometimes the less…

Link – Share Your Story

Link – Share Your Story

This is true. The only way people will know they are not alone, is if they hear from those of us who can tell our stories, and the more stories there are, the harder it will become for mental health issues to be ignored by those who refuse to see that people all around them…

Link – ‘Hit by freezing water’: People describe exactly what their mental illness feels like

Link – ‘Hit by freezing water’: People describe exactly what their mental illness feels like

“In attempt to melt away confusion and shame surrounding mental illness, we asked people to describe what their condition feels like in a way that someone who hasn’t experienced it might be able to relate to. While their descriptions were all unique, they all shared one thing: encouraging others to seek help and an eagerness to…

Link – Fighting Depression With Hobbies Like Photography

Link – Fighting Depression With Hobbies Like Photography

Many of you already know that I love photography, so clearly when I saw a link to this article, I was immediately intrigued. There’s much to agree with here. First I will be honest. There are periods of time when depression makes me feel like hobbies and interests are meaningless to engage in and anxiety…

Reviews Elsewhere – Retrain your Brain by Seth Gillihan

Reviews Elsewhere – Retrain your Brain by Seth Gillihan

Spotted another book review from the Pysch Central website that might be of interest to readers. Quoting the reviewer, Tina Arnoldi: People who are in a dark depression or overwhelmed by anxiety are not inclined to pick up a book to go through a self-guided program. However, people who recognize that something is wrong and…

Link – To the Christian Who Told Me to Pray About My Depression Instead of Talking About It

Link – To the Christian Who Told Me to Pray About My Depression Instead of Talking About It

“As a mental health advocate and writer who is extremely transparent with my own mental illness battles, I have received a lot of personal messages containing very strong opinions about mental health. I am usually quick to dismiss the feedback, as I realize some people just arent educated in mental health and I understand that…