Book Review: Psych Meds Made Simple

I've never written a book review for my blog before.  But after reading this book, I was compelled to write one on Ashley from Mental Health @ Home's book, Psych Meds Made Simple. Psych Meds Made Simple by Ashley L. Peterson Psych Meds Made Simple: How & Why They Do What They Do is a… Continue reading Book Review: Psych Meds Made Simple

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The Black Sheep/Ramblings

I can smell that skunk-y smell on his skin. It was a smell I liked, a smell that I'd later associate with him. I still do. I'd later know that smell well, that smell of high grade marijuana. I tried buffalo wings for the first time with him. I hated the tangy taste that covered… Continue reading The Black Sheep/Ramblings

~💚~ Welcome to Mental Mingling ~💚~ Mental Health Awareness Month Meet & Greet! #1 May 3, 2019 💚

Beckie's Mental Mess

Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.- - Unknown - Inspirational Mental Health Awareness Quotes #quotes #quote #happyquotes #postivequotes #inspirationalquotes

Hello!  Welcome to “Mental Mingling” The first out of five weeks where you get to meet old and new bloggers alike in the mental health community.

I had started this a year ago, and I found that it was a great resource to all bloggers that deal with mental illness/disorders to meet one another, learn about one another’s stories, show support toward your fellow blogger, make acquaintances, and in most cases… Make Very Dear Friends! 💚

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May 3, 2019, R.S.V.P.’s Are As Follows:

Barb of  “Bipolar Barb”
http://bipolarbarb.com

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Ashley of “Mental Health @ Home”

https://mentalhealthathome.wordpress.com

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Angela of “I Am My Own Island”
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Ummi of “Too Sweet Site”
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Smita aka dharkanein of “My Expressions”

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Liz of “My Well Being And Learning Journey”

https://mywellbeingandlearningjourney.wordpress.com

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Candace of “Revenge of Eve”

https://revengeofeve.com

Alright, Folks, if you would like to partake in the…

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Understanding PTSD by Gender: Guest blog by Dale Vernor

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(image: Kennington Osteopaths)

Post traumatic Stress Disorder, better known as PTSD can occur in a person who has experienced or been a witness to an event that is traumatic enough to affect their lives in a negative way. Witnessing a death, a serious accident, war, abuse, being a victim of a crime, natural disasters and childhood trauma can all be causes of PTSD. Many people only associate PTSD with war and veterans, but the truth is an estimated 3.5 percent of the US population suffers from PTSD.

Research has shown that there are differences in the brain when it comes to how men and women process and deal with PTSD. Science is admittedly behind on truly understanding the gender differences when it comes to PTSD and how it is expressed, but there have been some findings.

Men and women respond to stress differently. Men are more likely to respond with…

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Anxiety Dreaming

I wake up from apocalyptic dreams, my body twisted in the blankets. I'm not scared because this is the 5th end-of-the-world dream I've had since Christmas. Each dream plays out a different scenario. In one dream, we're in the middle of a nuclear war.  In another dream, there's lava spilling onto streets. I've had anxiety… Continue reading Anxiety Dreaming

How to Stop Being Irritable

The Psych Talk

Everyone experiences irritability at some point in their lives but for some people, it can become problematic and affect their relationships and personal well-being. In this case, there are many things you can do in order to reduce your levels of irritability and have more productive encounters with others.

Avoid triggers and Change Environments:

Removing the things in our life that cause us stress can greatly reduce our levels of irritability. Sometimes this is not possible, so reducing contact with our triggers can help. When your trigger involves another person, it is often best to walk away until you are feeling less irritable. Try and find a relaxed and tidy environment to spend your time in. Environments free of clutter can be calming to the mind, so if you cannot change environments perhaps take some time to tidy up.

Empathy and Communication:

If you are feeling irritable its best to…

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