RESOURCES

Here is a little collection of things I have found helpful, or people whose courage to keep going I find inspirational.

WEBSITES

Beyond Blue – Support, discussions, and information for sufferers and loved ones.
The Mighty – A collective of stories from those suffering and surviving invisible illnesses.
TED – Mental health topics and inspirational stories to help you keep going.
Self-injury Outreach and Support – Self injury support and information for sufferers and loved ones.
RUOK? – A great project to remind us to connect with others.
Project Semicolon – Reminding us that our story isn’t over!
TWLOHA – To Write Love on Her Arms is dedicated to presenting hope and help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
NoStigmas Project – Removing stigma through stories, creative works & advocacy related to mental illness and suicide.

PHONE APPS

HighResThe High Res (High Resilience) app helps you manage stress, and build resilience.
Headspace – Daily programs of 10 minute mindfulness meditations.
Outfolded – Outfolded is a minimalist, endless puzzle game – relax and zone out.
Daily YogaDaily Yoga provides a series of Yoga workouts. Good for mindfulness and distraction.

BOOKS

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety by Alexander L. Chapman, Kim L. Gratz, and Matthew T. Tull – I got mine from The Book Depository.

PERSONAL BLOGS

A Gut Feeling – The passionate musings of a chronically ill, stay-at-home mum with a lot to give.
Struggling with Serendipity – An inspirational blog about guilt, disability, perspective, and adventures.
Swords and Snoodles – Motherhood, Mental Health, and “keeping it real”.
Simone Lisa – A raw and honest blog about Simone’s life with mental health issues and her determination to keep trying.
Nik Tebbe – Widowed to suicide, this lady is incredibly brave and inspirational in sharing her life and love.