Nobody likes rejection, no matter what anyone says. Everyone has an underlying desire to be accepted by people, but the truth is, not everyone is going to like you. It's inevitable, someone somewhere will dislike you, and they don't even have to have a good reason. So how do you deal with rejection gracefully at … Continue reading How To Gracefully Deal With Rejection
Time To Change – U.K.
Time To Change is a U.K. based organization to help end the stigma and discrimination against mental illness. Their web-site provides information and links to help those who want to get involved, whether they've been personally affected by mental illness or not. The web-site provides resources such as pamphlets, booklets, posters, and more to help … Continue reading Time To Change – U.K.
Homeschooling and Socialization
“Oh, you HOME school?” I recognized the tone. Two (I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and call them well-intentioned) retired educators proceeded to ask me, my husband, and our three children predictable questions. We gave the usual answers. A third woman complimented my daughter’s hair, then started chatting with her about school. My … Continue reading Homeschooling and Socialization
This is me telling you what I wish you understood about my Mental Illness.
This Indecisive Brain of Mine
For those who don't have a mental illness, it's hard to imagine what those who do have one go through. Although it's possible to go online and read about different mental illnesses and learn about the different symptoms and what each illness is, I've always found that the best way to learn about mental illness … Continue reading This Indecisive Brain of Mine
Impulse Control Disorders (ICD)
Before doing something impulsively, many of us are able to control our urge to want to do it. However, those who suffer froma impulse control disorder (or ICD) cannot - putting them at higher risk for harming themselves or others. Some formal ICDs include: pathological gambling (PG), kleptomania, trichotillomania (TTM), compulsive skin picking, and more. … Continue reading Impulse Control Disorders (ICD)
If 40% of men experience abuse, then why don’t we hear about it?
Generally speaking, we are more likely to hear about women who've experienced abuse as opposed to men. However, with June being men's health month, I wanted to share and discuss some information about men and abuse. According to Home Office statistical bulletins and the British Crime Survey, "in 2006-07 men made up 43.4% of all … Continue reading If 40% of men experience abuse, then why don’t we hear about it?
Why the Ken doll is setting an unrealistic body image for men
I feel as though that men's body image issues are rarely discussed in today's society, and that's not okay. We always discuss women and the body image issues they face, but usually never men. Men are just as susceptible to body image issues as women. However, the differene between the two is the pressure(s) that … Continue reading Why the Ken doll is setting an unrealistic body image for men
Mental health in the workplace
Mental health is something that affects many people - that's a known fact. What isn't all that known is just how many of employees at any given job suffer from a mental illness - mainly because they're often hidden. I read this article the other day posted by Harvard Medical School that discusses how mental illness amongst … Continue reading Mental health in the workplace
Kindly calm me down
Dear Alex, It’s depression writing to you. You know the thing that makes you want to stay in bed all day and not do anything because you’ve got no motivation to do so? Yeah, that’s me. I feel like I should start off with an apology. I truly apologize for making you feel this way, … Continue reading Kindly calm me down