Reblog: “Teen mental health and self harm: Understanding why — Imagine Therapy”

I'm intimately acquainted with self-harm and have the scars and open sores to prove it. It's a strange behaviour, one that's hard to understand even when you engage in it. It's hard to talk about and hard for the people in your life to "get". It's hard for them to know how to help and …

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Not, “the Year of Happiness”: Looking Outward Instead.

The new year is coming. If ever one was welcome, it’s this one. Time then for resolutions. Except, I don’t make them. I prefer to set an annual theme instead. That’s not to say my brain doesn’t nag me about behaviours I need to change. But themes allow me flexibility; the rigidity of lists can …

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Recovery, lying, and intergalactic attacks.

I’m feeling better on the depression front. Depression ends much of life’s momentum when it’s in the ascendancy so it’s good that it ebbs and flows. And since, to paraphrase the immortal Timmy, it’s currently flocking the other way, I’m writing again. When I can get a word in edgewise. Depression’s wane gives my eating …

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