Last week I shared the TALE OF TAMEDO: the story of a man on the streets. If you missed that episode, or you’d like to see it again in one piece, you can find it here. Today I’ll be shining the light on another often misunderstood aspect of mental illness. Enjoy. Most Nigerians are familiar with stories […]
This is the second in a short series of posts on schizophrenia which I’m writing in commemoration of the theme for the 2014 World Mental Health Day (October 10): “Living With Schizophrenia.” If you haven’t read my first post, you can find it here. (The link opens in a new tab, so you’ll have no problem […]
A closer look at what risk factors are, and how they work in mental disorders. Part 2 of a look at “causes” of mental disorders.
The short answer is, “Nobody really knows.” The long answer? That’s the rest of the post.
This is a question that comes up pretty frequently, and someone just asked it again here on the blog a few days ago. Psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, shrink. To-may-to, to-mah-to? Or completely different concepts? My suspicion is most people have an idea that they’re all different, they just can’t put their finger on it. Well, here’s […]
How the way people with long term medical conditions answer a simple question can point to how well they will do over time.u
Cures are wonderful things. Except when they’re not. Here are 5 ways a cure-focused mindset can be harmful, and why rising above it is a better way.
Welcome to Rise Above It! my blog on mental health and illness and recovery. Here’s what you can expect.
Why Rise Above It exists
Mental disorders seem abstract to many people, but they’re really not. In this post I help you better understand them: they’re like asthma in at least 5 ways!