Mental Health Series

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When I started this blog 3 years ago, my intention was to post about books, writing and the publishing industry. I have done that, but, over time, I have found myself writing more about mental health. It has been cathartic for me, but also very rewarding. When someone tells me that my posts have helped them to better understand the feelings of someone they care about, or have enabled them to better express their own difficult emotions, it reaffirms my decision to openly discuss my own experiences, no matter how difficult it is.

Rather than continue with my sporadic posts, I’ve decided to channel my thoughts into a series. This will be in 12 parts – one post per month for the full year – each focussing on a different aspect of mental health that I have experience with.

My hope is that these posts can provide words that will help others who struggle with these issues to find better ways of communicating how they feel, and provide insight for those seeking to understand these conditions.

The following list will be updated as new posts are added each month (the titles are linked to the posts).

January – Anxiety

anxiety

February – OCD

ocd

March – Depression

Depression

April – Anger

Anger

May – Guilt

Guilt

Beach along the Oregon Coast, USA (the image is mine but feel free to use it)

June – Lack of Motivation

Lack of Motivation

July – Mental Effects of Physical Illness

August – Grief

September – Trauma

October – Fear

November – Loneliness

December – Impact on Relationships