Do psychology students stigmatize mental disorders?

You might think that in the psychology field is where we can find less mental health stigma but, as a psychology student, I can assure you there is, and a lot. “At practicum I’ve been assigned a crazy bipolar woman with four kids and all of them are bipolar too, what a crazy family”. This … Continue reading Do psychology students stigmatize mental disorders?

Having a bad mental health day? Here’s what you can do

Today I would like to talk about what you can do if you’re not feeling your best. For starters, I would like to say that everyone can have a bad mental health day, not only the ones that have a mental disorder, and that is completely normal. Therefore, this blogpost is both for people with … Continue reading Having a bad mental health day? Here’s what you can do

My experience with alcohol, caffeine and medication

Welcome back to my mental health blog! Today’s topic revolves around medication for mental disorders and alcohol or drinks that contain caffeine. For those who are new here, I have a type of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder as well as anxiety. I’ve been trying to recover and I’ve been taking medication for approximately … Continue reading My experience with alcohol, caffeine and medication

The positive sides of BPD

When thinking of BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) some may think it’s a bad mental illness to have due to the big stigma that surrounds it. It is well known that we can be very manipulative, unpredictable in relationships and even being capable to do constant life and death threats. However, the stigma is not fair … Continue reading The positive sides of BPD

Overcoming social anxiety

First of all, let’s define anxiety: it is a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. Regarding social anxiety, it is a feeling of worry and nervousness focused primarily on social interactions. We need to have in mind that anxiety is formed by three components that usually work together: Physiological: … Continue reading Overcoming social anxiety

“Mr. Jones” review: a portrayal of bipolar disorder

I recently watched this movie to see how they portray bipolar disorder and let me tell you, they did a great job. From the perspective of a psychology student I will attempt to evaluate the accuracy of the movie and the actual diagnosis of bipolar disorder. This film portrays the highs and lows of the … Continue reading “Mr. Jones” review: a portrayal of bipolar disorder

Mindfulness and depression

Today we’re going to talk about how mindfulness can help with depression. It has been proved that it can be very effective in the long term and, thanks to it, the patient will learn which coping mechanisms help them to cope with depressive symptoms. Mindfulness is about being fully aware about the here and now, … Continue reading Mindfulness and depression