A friend told me of an article she saw that said the 2016 election has been bad for peoples’ mental health. I remembered seeing something like that in my Facebook news feed. My first response was : No Duh. But I still thought it sounded like a good challenge, so I decided to look up the article.
My problem is I always get up. That may cause some cognitive dissonance on the part of the reader. I mean, arent we supposed to keep getting up, to keep fighting, in my own words, to keep advocating until we are. . . . Continue reading
I wasn’t expecting it from this source. Actually I had seen this particular health professional about five times and had decided that she knew her stuff. What’s more, I had decided that she was responding to what I was saying to the extent that I felt comfortable with her. A big thing.
But I admit I had forgotten a brief moment in my first appointment with her when she responded to something I said with “you haven’t got a mental illness“. Continue reading
Trigger Warning: As indicated by the title, this post discusses suicide. Not graphically, and not in detail, but if the topic is especially triggering to you, you may want to make the choice not to read on.
This post contains discussion of chronic suicidal thinking. There are no actual suicides described or images. Please read at your discretion.
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I was sitting in the office of my Pain Management Specialist. Also in the office was a medical student. I know most people don’t like medical students sitting in on appointments, but I don’t mind. They have to learn about the patient’s perspective somehow, and because in New Zealand their exposure to mental health, as part of their training, is so small, I think it’s vital that they get all the exposure they can get. Continue reading
Due to my health, I will no longer be able to curate this site. If Blog For Mental Health has served its true purpose, you don’t need me here anymore anyway. The 2015 Blogroll is up-to-date as of this writing, and you can use the wonderful community of bloggers listed there to make connections, and to find kindred spirits dealing with similar challenges. That’s always been the most important role of Blog For Mental Health, to connect individuals in a positive way to support one another.
That’s right, it’s finally on! Blog For Mental Health 2015 is here!Continue reading