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?

My road to recovery.

Let’s talk about recovery. What is it and how does it show in your day-to-day life. Because I feel like that is what it is, a constant trying to keep balance and to make progress without that being the utter and only goal. I need to have goals and I need to watch how many … Continue reading My road to recovery.

Why depression and anxiety are such good friends.

  L'art de la fugue. Depression and anxiety go well together. They will not always occur together, meaning it doesn’t have to be like that, that when you have depression, you’ll experience anxiety as well. Although they can feel very different, with anxiety you can feel all tense and ramped up while with depression you … Continue reading Why depression and anxiety are such good friends.

Wounded Healer Interviews: Kacha — Mental Health @ Home

The wounded healer interview series features people who’ve dealt with significant mental health challenges, and who also work in a helping role to support the mental health of others. This interview is with Kacha of Food.for.Thoughts. Image credit: CleanPNG Wounded Healer, Who Is Looking in the Mirror Tell us a bit about you, the… via Wounded … Continue reading Wounded Healer Interviews: Kacha — Mental Health @ Home

Bits of Psychology – what is depersonalization?

Depersonalization is a core symptom of burnout but is also seen in depression as well in other mental disorders. Depersonalization can consist of a detachment within the self, regarding one's mind or body, or being a detached observer of oneself [1].   People feel they have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, … Continue reading Bits of Psychology – what is depersonalization?