Philip’s DPSN fave is UMAL2M Day 4 and 5: Hilary and Mike. Why? “Though it was tough yakker for the team, UMAL2M is probably the DPSN project I’m most proud of. I also still think it was so generous of Hilary and Mike to contribute and I love how authentic yet humorous they were in the way they approached it,” he says.
The internet can be a tricky place when it comes to care, but Sam Orchard shares a comic he wrote about using the internet for self care.
My favourite way to pass the time when I’m feeling down is with colouring-in books. I find when I’m paying close attention to the pictures I can feel myself relaxing with each different colour I add.
In this week’s vlog Philip Patston chats about what self-care means to him.
We thought we’d lead on from the mental health theme by making November ‘self-care’ month on DPSN. We’ve asked our bloggers to talk about the stress of modern life and what they do to take care of their physical, emotional and mental well-being. From what they are doing when things go right, to how things change when things go wrong! As always, we’re keen for you to be part of the conversation, so let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or jump over to our Facebook page to join the conversation.
I think that experiences like depression and anxiety get called “illnesses” as a way of signalling the vast difference between someone when they feel mentally “well”, compared to when they don’t. Indeed, most of the diagnostic criteria for mental “illnesses” include the fact that the symptoms either cause significant distress to a person, or significant impairment in their day-to-day functioning.
I think I’m good at hiding my mental health difficulties, but I know there are times that they crawl out and completely overwhelm me.
This month on our vlog we interview Joey who talks to us about mental health, transgender healthcare and informed consent.