Tag: mental health

  • Watching my wellness with Kay Redfield Jamison

    Watching my wellness with Kay Redfield Jamison

    The hardest thing about mental illness is the beginning of life with it, which for me took place in my late 20’s. The issues stem from this, and Kay Redfield Jamison talks about this in her book An Unquiet Mind: when we get well again, we don’t realize that we can also get ill again, […]

  • Observing Distress Rather than Becoming Distressed

    Observing Distress Rather than Becoming Distressed

    I can still remember my late twenties. I began having a hard time. I started going to a therapist, who told me that I should tell him my worries and then, crucially, he taught me how to observe my problems as though they were a leaf on a stream. I was supposed to watch the […]

  • Stretching Helps Combat My Medication’s Side Effects

    Stretching Helps Combat My Medication’s Side Effects

    I wrote several weeks ago about how I went up on my medicine because Spring is hard for me. I also mentioned that Spring is hard for a lot of other people with mental health conditions. In fact, it is one of the more dangerous times. A lot of people don’t realize this. One of […]

  • Growth

    Growth

    Mental health is stigmatized in the church. People criticize my religious experience as being an outcropping of mental illness. Meanwhile, other people’s mental illnesses hinder people from being able to experience the God they already worship. People might lack assurance of their salvation and worry about their soul. One man with schizophrenia wrote that he […]

  • Alcohol

    Alcohol

    I am worried that a lot of people are self-medicating with alcohol right now. I know that I personally have always avoided drinking a lot – it is rare for me to have even a full glass of wine. This is because I know I have an addictive personality. But for people who don’t know […]

  • Great program for management of relationships and responsibilities

    Great program for management of relationships and responsibilities

    I joined 17hats last year and am just now starting to use it. And no – I’m not getting paid for this post. As a person with a mental health condition that disturbs my sense of purpose and direction as well as my relationships, it is amazing how helpful it is to have an interface […]