Last year I wrote about one of the topics that lies near and dear to my heart; loneliness. I was (and still am) dealing with depression and I lived alone at that time. Since I fell ill I my circle of friends diminished, I didn’t go to work anymore and having nice get togethers for … Continue reading Solitude, loneliness and mental illness.
Verbal abuse is a form of interpersonal violence. It is a specific type of psychological abuse. Verbal abuse is the use of derogatory or negative language as a means to humiliate, belittle, criticize and demean a person. Verbal abuse is always meant to manipulate, threaten, harass, embarrass, insult and exercise control on the victim.Anne McCrea … Continue reading Verbal abuse – What’s the deal with words?
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?