the mind geek

obsessed with mental health

I am not immune

I’m usually pretty cocky when it comes to my recovery. I think of it as rock solid. Mental illness? I ain’t doing that again. But then- I had a brush, … Continue reading

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The soundtrack of my depression 

I’ve always had a strong emotional connection to music. Music can intensify or even alter my mood. Music can trigger emotions and memories. For this reason, I am picky about … Continue reading

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Perspective – scary vs. not so scary situations 

The advantage of having been through really difficult times and having survived them: things that many people might consider scary or difficult do not even register on the scale. Let … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Self-harm scars: wearing my mental health history on my sleeve

If I want to, I can hide my history of mental health problems from people I meet today, being well. It is up to me whether I want to tell … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

TILIT #1: Dealing with Triggers

Things I learned in therapy #1: A few steps I take when I am triggered. Disclaimer: I refer here to triggers as instances where something elicits a strong negative emotional … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Letter from the dark days: My cutter identity

Occasionally I post writings that come from a time when I was unwell, if I feel like they express something I could not convey as well today. Today I enjoy … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

“I never told you then, but I was depressed …”

The other day I ran into two people who came from a time in my life when I was unwell about four years ago, and who I had not really … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 1 Comment
Autumn in Heidelberg. #nofilter #naturalbeauty Greatly enjoyed the grilled octopus and the deep fried cauliflower at the pub with middle eastern tapas fusion. Great place to go after wandering around the Frieze sculptures on display in Regents Park. The music playing in the pub was a bit annoying, that's my only complaint. The service was great. #pub #London#tapas #flatbread #friezesculpturepark #octopus #foodie My idea of a Sunday lunch - delicious poke bowls at the Ned followed by grilled pineapple and mochi icecream. The atmosphere was fantastic, very Hollywood movie with live jazz music! And of course great company with @keykoi #ahipoke #pokebowl #salmon #avocado #foodie #london #sundaylunch
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