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 is a popular term in the work force, law and in society as a whole. I like to have a look at what it means withing the mental health community and what areas to look for when you want to empower yourself.
This post is based upon a survey ‘Hidden Voices. Family estrangement in adulthood’(2015) and if you missed part one, you can read it here. It explains what estrangement is and it gives facts and figures about it. I discuss abuse in today's post, if that is something you don’t want to read about (now), you’re … Continue reading Lets talk stigma – How do people experience family relationship breakdown?
Public health, medicine and vaccines are a hot topic, especially during this pandemic - still ongoing - as I write this post. Is there a vaccine for COVID-19, when, what and how? Science is ever evolving which is a wonderful thing. As long as there is enough funding researchers look for cures for HIV and … Continue reading Is the future of research vegan?
Why would I write about estrangement in adulthood? Because I’m shedding a brighter light on my life throughout this blog. I wrote about gaslighting, which is a form of emotional abuse earlier. Way before that I wrote many posts on depression and burnout. One of the factors adding to my depression is the estrangement from … Continue reading Hidden voices – Family estrangement in adulthood.