Revisiting Valentine’s Day

I am late for Valentine's again; however, I wanted to revisit a post from two years ago. While it is not one of the more upbeat posts I have written, it is definitely one where I portray the raw truth that is or was my life.This year we went out for fish and chips on …

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Reblog – It’s Time to Talk Mental Health

A great follow-up to Bell Let’s Talk day! The UK had “It’s Time To Talk” day as well. There are some great resources here as well.

Lydia!

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A Chronic Spoonful

This week in Canada was #BellLetsTalk day, and Time to Talk day in the UK. Both days are focused on mental health awareness, and encouraging people to openly talk about mental health.

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Being transparent and discussing mental health experiences and issues is extremely important. It does a number of things:

  •  It can be empowering to share your story.
  • Hearing about others’ stories can let you know that you aren’t alone.
  • Sharing information and talking about mental health normalises it. It helps erase the stigma.
  • Sharing stories and information helps raise awareness and understanding.
  • It’s good to encourage people to talk about their mental health. Bottling things up is no good and can make us feel worse in the long run.

I became interested in Psychology and mental health when I did my BEd (teaching degree). As part of our degree, we had to take a course in Educational Psychology. I…

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