If you know yourself to be a perfectionist and over-achiever, you're likely familiar with Imposter Syndrome, but may not understood why it happens until you watch this episode.Read More
I dove into the topic of narcissism after my husband bought me the book "Will I Ever Be Good Enough: Healing Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers" It hit me really close to home. But then I had to sit back and reconsider where I got my idea of Narcissism from. Was it more about what my mother used to say to me whenever I asked her for any basic need? Was it truly because I can't stop thinking about myself? It was time to dive into the topic and do some research.Read More
I was lucky enough to have the lovely ChelseaDagger on the stream for Sunday morning. She's a gamer and a Twitch streamer. Just a regular lady with a practical obsession with corgis and tea. I think it's clear to see how we've become friends.Read More
I used the opportunity to do some research on the word I constantly use: Psychosomatic. I thought it was mostly colloquial but turns out, it's such a dilemma for doctors, that it's an official DSM-V term.Read More
We talked about made medication, now we talked about the alternatives. There is actual research done on the effectiveness of Tryptophan, Yoga, CBD, Fish Oil, St Johns Wort, Valerian Root, Melatonin, Meditation, and Folic Acid and it's all discussed in here.Read More
I am so grateful that I get to do these shows live on Twitch because we ended up with a great, open conversation.
I was also able to focus on the facts and hopefully, dissipate some incorrect notions we have on the subject. While painting acorns. The finished craft looks pretty bad, but I am more happy that I was able to have a civil conversation (with disagreements with people on the internet.)
I hope you'll be able to stop by next time
(Thus 8 pm, Sun 7pm EST/Thanksgiving SUN only Noon)
Please note that I also sometimes do random IRL's while I research, so be sure to follow me on Twitch and get notifications to know when I am on. When I hit 50 followers, there's a coloring book page surprise awaiting everyone as thanks!
Another Thursday, Another stream.
Except this one was different. I had a ton of people join and ask questions. After the 2 hours we spent together, I was certain that I set out to do something that was missing before.
I know...I know... 2 hours is a long time, but man, we talked about so much that it was hard to edit it down without the rest of the footage there for context. That's how the short video ended up being almost all facts. If you want to hear some numbers and hard statistics, then that is the cut for you.
As per what I found:
I compared the data in the US with a few European countries and confirmed that, yes, suicide rates do drop steeply in countries where mental illness isn't a taboo. Check these articles out if to see what else I found, if have some time.
Here's my list of sources:
Mental Illness Stigma, Help Seeking, and Public Health Programs
Current Controversies in Psychiatry
Changes in the perception of mental illness stigma in Germany over the last two decades
Public beliefs about and attitudes towards people with mental illness: a review of population studies
Attitudes and stigma in relation to help-seeking intentions for psychological problems in low and high suicide rate regions
World suicide rates by country
Mental illness stigma, secrecy, and suicidal ideation
Collective levels of stigma and national suicide rates in 25 European countries
Keep talking, reading, and don't forget to #bethelight
Episode 4 was really cool, because I had more people join me in the Twitch Stream than ever before. Lots of chatting means we talked about other things outside of the original plan. And that's perfect! It means we are getting closer to the goal of getting people talking about mental health. I'll take these small wins any day.Read More
I shared what it was like to realize that I may have depression when I was 13. I talked about the foundation my mother laid out for my separation anxiety. I attempted to work a bit on a scrapbook I have long been meaning to put together, but turns out, talking is rather distracting.
See you Thurs @ 8 and Sun @7 PM EDT (until the end of this week, then it's EST)
Long story short, I only have one video this week, due to some lost footage. It's 29 mins and jam-packed with heartfelt, yet self-aware conversation.
I had an amazing guest. A long-time friend of mine and fellow corgi owner, who also suffers from anxiety, very generously opened up and helped me push through all the tough tech stuff. She was super honest and open, which helped me open up as well. We talked anxiety, carved pumpkins, stigma, diffirent types of symptoms and therapy.Read More