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.

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.

Is depression always around and why does it play hide and seek?

Image CLEANPNG. Is depression always around[1]? I hope not but I’m afraid it does. That would be my honest answer to that question. At first my depression was always in the forefront of all my days. Everything was grey and every day was the same. Over time I experienced some hours when I felt better. … Continue reading Is depression always around and why does it play hide and seek?