Promoting General Mental Health
A collection of old blog posts on general mental health or on other mental illness not associated with Binge Eating Disorder.
Mental Health: Read all About it: Read the lyrics again.
Do unto others as you would do unto you: Be kind to yourself
Self Harm Awareness: A reblog
Grit Your Teeth and Close Your Eyes: We are stronger than we think
Annie Are you OK: To encourage people to talk we need understanding listeners
International Day of Happiness: Smile!!
How to talk to people who are suicidal or others in mental health crisis: In my humble opinion
The elluring black hole: How depression sucks you in, but you still have to keep fighting anyway.
Monkey See, Monkey Do – Try taking your own advice once in a while.
A sense of Achievement: Go on, big yourself up!
Guilt Complex: Let it go.
What’s your picture of mental health? Making a pledge to end mental illness discrimination, starting with a celebration of mental health.
Summertime Sadness: How the joy of summer can bring misery to many.
Our Survey Says: A small idea to make mental healthcare more accessible.
Controlling your memory: How memories are fickle things and can be changed so we are not trapped by our past.
Reblog: One small victory: This was no small victory – one woman speaks out and gets an amazing response.
Mental Illness affects one in four. Mental Health affects everybody: How to make mental health relevant when things are well.
Issue 4: ‘Editor’s Notes’ & Contents: A reblog of a magasine which shares several articles on mental health – including mine!
Teen test for depression: How a test to predict depression can show that mental health isn’t all in the mind.
Mental Health – The Gender Debate: Are women really more at risk of depression than men?
An Unusual Source of Inspiration: Lisa Simpson quotes “The Chinese use the same word for Crisis as they do for opportunity”
Red Race, sweating, aching and exhilarated!: Using activity for physical and mental wellbeing.
You might think you’ve failed: A blip isn’t a failure. Giving up completely is.
It’s the crazy talking: Thoughts about how long term illness become part of our identity and what happens when we then recover.
The Pitiful Cry: A discussion about suicide and whether people that talk about it don’t really mean to do it.
The Yummy Rocky Road: How positive change can still create negative stress
Disclosing Mental Illness – Am I Disabled? Do people with mental illness consider themselves as disabled?
Strong Smart Brave: A wee motivational picture for those who think they may need help
The Language of Mental Health: Looking at how the language we use about Mental Health contributes to stigma.
A Judge of Character: Sometimes first impressions can be wrong. But are we strong enough to admit that?
The Mentally Ill Need To Be Mentally Stronger To Get Help: With physical illness you are dragged through the process of getting well. With mental illness, you have to drag yourself then keep banging on the door.