The body & Mental Health – What’s Up with Weight?

‘Oh those pills make me fat’ is a common complaint. [1] When I was prescribed antidepressants this concern came to mind. At the time I felt so bad that the worry stayed somewhat in the back of my mind. My doctor asked me about my appetite but didn’t really go into the weight gain question. … Continue reading The body & Mental Health – What’s Up with Weight?

Building blocks of empowerment.

What this series is about. Empowerment is a word that covers many meanings. It is used in different contexts but today I’ll focus on empowerment within mental health and recovery. Becoming empowered plays an important role in rehabilitation. That is the process where you discover yourself behind the mask of being an ill person and … Continue reading Building blocks of empowerment.

Empowerment – You have the right to be assertive.

What this series is about. Empowerment is a word that covers many meanings. It is used in different contexts but today I’ll focus on empowerment within mental health and recovery. When I was confronted  with mental illness in my life, it felt like depression took everything down in one fell swoop. I’m not saying that … Continue reading Empowerment – You have the right to be assertive.

Why blogging is good for your mental health – Shared stories empower people.

The power of storytelling. I started this blog in October 2018. I wrote two short posts about burnout. Almost a year later I needed to pour my thoughts onto my screen just to get them out of my head. It worked. Somehow I was able to work through what was troubling my mind at the … Continue reading Why blogging is good for your mental health – Shared stories empower people.

Book Review – Managing The Depression Puzzle by A.L. Peterson from MentalHealth@Home.

If you know Ashley from her blog MentalHealth@Home, you’ll be already familiar with her no-nonsense and straight to the point writing style. Her latest book, ‘Managing the Depression Puzzle’ is a short one, 124 pages, but is packed full of information about, you guessed it, depression. The book is written in short chapters which makes … Continue reading Book Review – Managing The Depression Puzzle by A.L. Peterson from MentalHealth@Home.