How can you ever know if one person is worse off than another? Given that we all view the world through a subjective lens, this may be impossible. In this episode, I talk about how I approach this issue, and use it to help myself and others.Read More
By definition, those of use with mental illness think differently to ‘normal’. With that in mind, how can we know if we can trust someone with mental illness? And as a sufferer of mental illness, how can we gain the trust of others?
In this episode I talk about judging people based on actions, not labels.
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This episode has three parts:
1) I give a preview reading of my next blog post titled “If someone opens up about their trauma - believe them!”
2) I answer three Patreon supporter questions
3) Updates on the progress of How To Get Your Sh!t Together, as well as some other housekeeping.
Despite the fact that 1 in 5 people are currently suffering from a mental illness (1 in 2 over the lifespan), mental illness is highly stigmatised.
In this episode I delve deep into the possible causes and solutions to this stigma. I also talk about dealing with the possibility of ‘attention seekers’ or ‘fakers’ as well as how to best ensure that your family and friends know you will be there for them should they need your support.
It is vital to first notice the warning signs of a mental illness coming on and then take action to best guard your mental state.
In this episode share the ups and downs of this week - talking about how I manage my mental state, both in the short and long term.Read More
Take action to first determine how different life events impact your mental state, then work to add more of the positive impacts and cut as much of the negative impacts as possible.
"For me, a lot of the symptoms of anxiety are physiological: shortness of breath, headache, coldness, and clumsyness. I get trapped in rumination, often overthinking everything. This has an impact on my ability to cope in social situations as there is a lot of stimulus to take in and process.
I find myself creating multiple potential futures for each outcome and simultaneously contemplating the worst of each. This causes my mental state to be focused on the worst possible outcomes for futures that never eventuate."