Blog Posts - Mental Illness



The Narrow Escape

Delirious from the injections they continually dosed her with, she lay in a hazy fog in a room not much bigger than the bed she was lying in.  The room was completely bare; all potential threats removed.  Night and day, … Continue reading ...
by Putting My Feet in the Dirt on May 25, 2016

Staying Strong When The World is Against You

This is not a post I wanted to be writing, but last week on Thursday something happened to me that has brought everything back. Something that has made me, I suppose, unpredictable and overly emotional for the last few days. Something that I need to...
by Chasing Winters on May 23, 2016

Staying Strong When The World is Against You

This is not a post I wanted to be writing, but last week on Thursday something happened to me that has brought everything back. Something that has made me, I suppose, unpredictable and overly emotional for the last few days. Something that I need to...
by Chasing Winters on May 23, 2016

Small Steps Really Can Take You Long Distances

On Tuesday I walked 20km with no fainting, kept myself adequately fuelled, hydrated and fully enjoyed my time in the sun. This is a pretty big achievement when you consider that not so long ago, back when my health was so terrible that simply wal...
by Chasing Winters on May 19, 2016

Small Steps Really Can Take You Long Distances

On Tuesday I walked 20km with no fainting, kept myself adequately fuelled, hydrated and fully enjoyed my time in the sun. This is a pretty big achievement when you consider that not so long ago, back when my health was so terrible that simply wal...
by Chasing Winters on May 19, 2016

Small Steps Really Can Take You Long Distances

On Tuesday I walked 20km with no fainting, kept myself adequately fuelled, hydrated and fully enjoyed my time in the sun. This is a pretty big achievement when you consider that not so long ago, back when my health was so terrible that simply wal...
by Chasing Winters on May 19, 2016

How to Tell If Your Mental Health Is Deteriorating

When I was first admitted to day hospital they asked me if I could identify any signs or behaviours that were an indicator that my mental health was deteriorating, and at the time I couldn’t and didn’t even care enough to want to work it...
by Chasing Winters on May 17, 2016

How to Tell If Your Mental Health Is Deteriorating

When I was first admitted to day hospital they asked me if I could identify any signs or behaviours that were an indicator that my mental health was deteriorating, and at the time I couldn’t and didn’t even care enough to want to work it...
by Chasing Winters on May 17, 2016

How to Tell If Your Mental Health Is Deteriorating

When I was first admitted to day hospital they asked me if I could identify any signs or behaviours that were an indicator that my mental health was deteriorating, and at the time I couldn’t and didn’t even care enough to want to work it...
by Chasing Winters on May 17, 2016

Self-Sabotage: If You Don’t Change Now, When Will You?

The other day I sat in the office with my support worker discussing the way that my life has been going for the last few months, the things that have affected the direction of my life so far and my plans for the future, and while we were having thi...
by Chasing Winters on May 12, 2016

Self-Sabotage: If You Don’t Change Now, When Will You?

The other day I sat in the office with my support worker discussing the way that my life has been going for the last few months, the things that have affected the direction of my life so far and my plans for the future, and while we were having thi...
by Chasing Winters on May 12, 2016

Self-Sabotage: If You Don’t Change Now, When Will You?

The other day I sat in the office with my support worker discussing the way that my life has been going for the last few months, the things that have affected the direction of my life so far and my plans for the future, and while we were having thi...
by Chasing Winters on May 12, 2016

5 Things I’m Reminding Myself To Stay Positive – Living With PTSD

I would be lying if I said that I’m not seriously struggling right now, and if I said that the level of positivity conveyed through this blog was representative of my current feelings. Truthfully, positivity and motivation is like the sun peek...
by Chasing Winters on May 3, 2016

5 Things I’m Reminding Myself To Stay Positive – Living With PTSD

I would be lying if I said that I’m not seriously struggling right now, and if I said that the level of positivity conveyed through this blog was representative of my current feelings. Truthfully, positivity and motivation is like the sun peek...
by Chasing Winters on May 3, 2016

Shredding my Way to Recovery (Hopefully)

So, maybe it’s important that I address the question fully. Why snowboarding? Obviously, I’ve already mentioned my desire to do it for a long time, and I’ve briefly gone into detail about needing to for the physical benefits on my a...
by Chasing Winters on May 1, 2016

Shredding my Way to Recovery (Hopefully)

So, maybe it’s important that I address the question fully. Why snowboarding? Obviously, I’ve already mentioned my desire to do it for a long time, and I’ve briefly gone into detail about needing to for the physical benefits on my a...
by Chasing Winters on May 1, 2016

Recommendations for ending discrimination

Book cover, courtesy NAP The U.S. National Academy Press published a book 20 April 2016 entitled Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change that assembles and summarizes recommendation...
by EBD Blog on Apr 26, 2016

Gambling Addiction, Suicide, and Alcohol Just Don’t Mix.

Hello Recovery Friends and Welcome New Ones! One of my favorite newsletters and websites I enjoy is a helpful place to learn about mental health, addiction, and recovery. It is called;  Psypost … They do loads of research and share psychology...

Want to Ease Anxiety? Read These Books

Reading has proved to provide a number of benefits, including alleviating stress. It can be a very beneficial activity for those who struggle with anxiety. Here is a list of books that might be helpful to those who are looking to ease they anxiety.
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 8, 2016

Guest Post for thepublicblogger – The Roots of Anorexia

Hi there! I would like to share with you my contribution to thepublicblogger.com’s Mental Health Week! I wrote about how my anorexia began, and it might not be how you think… “My best friend might tell you when she began to suspect...
by New Crunchy Mom on Apr 5, 2016


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