Tag Archives: CBT

Review: The Other Side of Silence by Linda Gask (plus author Q&A!)

It’s always tricky reviewing a book written by a friend, which is what I hope Linda would call me although we have only ever met online, so of course I  come to this review admitting bias. If someone asks me to … Continue reading

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Whatever I do, I’ll probably be wrong

I’ve just been for a walk. This was a bit of an achievement, given that it took a tremendous effort to get out of bed and dressed, let alone to get myself outside (I didn’t manage to have a shower … Continue reading

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Spoon theory, bipolar and self management: how it all fits together

Every seen Spoon Theory mentioned in blog posts, or noticed the Twitter hashtag #spoonie, and wonder what it all meant? When I first became aware of the concept, I erroneously assumed that it only applied to people with physical disabilities; … Continue reading

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One blue day

One blue day is all it takes for me to start worrying that I’m relapsing into acute depression. This morning I woke up and felt the tugging sensation of low mood deep in my chest before I’d even opened my … Continue reading

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