Real-life mental health stories: a lifelong battle

This blog post is part of an interview series for mental health awareness week. In this series, different people give their perspective on living with a mental health condition. In certain cases as with the interview below, people have had the courage to share but were not comfortable revealing their identity. For this reason, theContinue reading “Real-life mental health stories: a lifelong battle”

Real-life mental health stories: suffering from OCD

This blog post is part of an interview series for mental health awareness week. In this series, different people give their perspective on living with a mental health condition. In certain cases as with the interview below, people have had the courage to share but were not comfortable revealing their identity. For this reason, theContinue reading “Real-life mental health stories: suffering from OCD”

My mental health story: part 1

Two years ago I published a blog post called “Living with anxiety“. It was my first step towards sharing my story about mental health, after which I slowly started to feel more comfortable talking about it. This blog post has moved! It has gone to “That’s Mental, a platform to talk freely about mental health“.Continue reading “My mental health story: part 1”

What happens when your trust is broken at work

In my previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of trust in the workplace. I did so because I wanted to explain how challenging it can be to not have trust at work. In fact, I’m not sure I really expressed how dire the consequences can be if an employee’s trust in their employerContinue reading “What happens when your trust is broken at work”

A mini interview series on mental health

As I have been going on this journey with mental health, I have met many people along the way who all have their own stories to tell. In fact, one of the things that inspired me to start sharing my story was hearing from others. Every time I heard from a friend or an acquaintanceContinue reading “A mini interview series on mental health”

The importance of trust in the workplace

This is a topic I have been wanting to cover for a while, but for which I needed to have enough distance with a specific event to write objectively. Today I am coming from the position where trust in the workplace is a topic we are openly and actively discussing at the company. We talkContinue reading “The importance of trust in the workplace”

What does recovery mean to you?

I was recently listening to the Go2Thrive podcast (episode 1), and as they were talking about the work-life balance, one of the guests brought up the interesting topic of “rest and recovery”. This sparked something in me. Having previously written that the “work-life balance” can seem pretty binary, and that balance will look different forContinue reading “What does recovery mean to you?”

How to react if a colleague tells you they have a mental health problem

Cue: this ridiculous stock image is certainly not the right answer. One of the reasons we’re still struggling to address mental health issues, is because of the stigma that comes with them. In the past (and probably still today), telling someone you were seeing a psychologist was often met with raised eyebrows as if toContinue reading “How to react if a colleague tells you they have a mental health problem”

Mental health definitions & FAQs

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Today I am covering a topic I had so far overlooked, but that is really important. When blogging about a topic such as mental health, most people may not be 100% sure what it is, and whether the topics I cover are relevant. Or perhaps you’re asking yourself “is anxietyContinue reading “Mental health definitions & FAQs”