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Who are you?

Today we're going to talk about something a little different. I thought about including this under the Mental Health Monday heading, but it's not exactly a mental health issue, though they sometimes go hand in hand. Face blindness or Prosopagnosia is an inability to recognize people by their faces. You might think it sounds ridiculous, but… Continue reading Who are you?

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Mental Health Monday: Processing Trauma

Trauma comes in many forms and can cause long-term effects, ranging from mental and emotional responses to physical symptoms. For the purposes of this post, I'm concentrating on mental and emotional trauma, which HelpGuide.org divides into three categories: One-time events, such as an accident, injury, or a violent attack, especially if it was unexpected or happened… Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Processing Trauma

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The Great Skate Experiment: Mental Health

This is a grandiose title for what amounts to me putting on skates a few times a week to crab walk across our patio and try not to fall, but go big or go home, right? And I'm already home, so I need something else to do. I wouldn't call what I do on the… Continue reading The Great Skate Experiment: Mental Health

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Mental Health Monday: Pea Soup

Knotmagick is still on hiatus, and posts will be sporadic until probably mid-September at least. But if you miss the blog, why not check out some older MHMon posts? Autumn in Ohio tends to involve a lot of pea-soup like fog, especially in the early morning. Growing up, we had more school delays for fog… Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Pea Soup

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#MHMon: The Struggles of Getting a Diagnosis

The Struggles of Getting a Diagnosis By Emily Deibler When I was in high school, I would have given anything to be diagnosed and treated. The general consensus was that I was an emotional teenage girl, and that I "thought everything was the end of the world." I suppose I can't exactly blame everyone for… Continue reading #MHMon: The Struggles of Getting a Diagnosis

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#MHMon: The Relief of Diagnosis

Content warning: discussions of chronic illness, depression, and suicidal thoughts. I used to be very in touch with my body. I was aware of slight changes, and could tell what they meant. For example, I get different kinds of headaches when I'm hungry, dehydrated, tired, stressed, or around allergens. Each of these headaches feels different.… Continue reading #MHMon: The Relief of Diagnosis

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#MHMon Reading Recommendations

Now that the holidays are over and we are into "The dead of winter" I thought now might be a good time to list a few of my go-to books for these dark, dreary months, when my depression tends to be at its worst. I've broken these into segments, so that you can compile your… Continue reading #MHMon Reading Recommendations

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#MHMon Guest Post: Jeni Chappelle

Hello Burnout My Old Friend   In December, a lot of people I know are feeling burnt out. As magical as the winter holidays can be, spending more money, eating too much unhealthy food, and having extra responsibilities can add to our stress. Family troubles tend to bubble up this time of year too, whether that’s… Continue reading #MHMon Guest Post: Jeni Chappelle

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#MHMon Guestpost by Dianna Gunn

How Fiction has Helped Me Heal   When I first spoke to Sophia about writing an article for Mental Health Mondays, I was overwhelmed with the number of possibilities. I've lived with depression and PTSD for over half of my life, and I've also struggled with anxiety for a significant portion of that time. I… Continue reading #MHMon Guestpost by Dianna Gunn

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#MHMon Guest Post

The following essay was submitted by a reader who wished to remain anonymous due to the sensitive nature of the content. While this is not the type of content I typically seek out for Mental Health Mondays, I think this is an important story to tell. While sexual assault has received a lot of attention… Continue reading #MHMon Guest Post