- The journaling of personal experiences, interpretations, thoughts and events which had a significant influence on my personal decision-making, emotional and social wellbeing.
- Overview of my 'left brain' academic education and training career and the journey / transition to a more 'right brain' creative education, training and development environment.
- The publishing and sequential indexing of a personal abusive relationship aftermath narrative created during an 18-month trauma recovery period.
- Development of a personal 'Mental Health Healing Process' for assisting me with my own recovery strategy from narcissistic abuse and unhealthy relationship.
- Collecting and structuring of mental health, motivation and relationship resources for the research of human (relationship) behaviour (and psychopathology).
- Sharing of mental health, motivation and relationship resources with anyone requiring insight and / or assistance learning more about abuse, domestic violence and associated trauma recovery.
- Identification of specific (and self-experienced) relationship red flag antisocial behaviour awareness and manifestations.
- Foundation for my own interest, international shared interest and continuous research in adult motivation, abuse, addiction, (prolonged) grief and trauma-related recovery and / or treatment strategies.
- Historical development of international psychiatry and psychology resource links.
- Various personality disorder resources (with specific reference to Cluster B disorders) as identified by DSM-5™ / DSM-5-TR™ diagnostic criteria (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
- Human brain asymmetry and lateralization. Awareness, information, research and resources.
- Limbic system trauma loop awareness, information, research and resources.
- Promotion of various international accredited mental health service providers, health care centers and related rehabilitation practices.
- Multi-Level Neuro-Processing (MLNP™) coaching awareness, articles and resources.
- Mental health career / post-graduate study guidance and dissertation (empirical research) information resources for assisting students interested in / or pursuing careers in psychiatry, psychology and other mental health support services.
- Mental health crisis and emergency awareness, information, guidance and psychiatric / psychological rehabilitation.
- Mental health and disaster control. Psychological / behavioural awareness and guidance.
- International mental health (and associated) job opportunities and related resources.
- Child and teenager antisocial behaviour awareness, identification and guidance resources.
- Impact of Social Media on mental health, associated research and resources.
- Links to 2023 mental health international student bursaries and scholarships.
- Mental health and sport resources (for athletes and general exercise).
- Social media apps and related resources for personal / individual mental health management.
- Future of mental health, AI technology and psychedelic-assisted therapy / resources.
- Children mental health awareness, information and resources.
- Forensic psychology awareness, information and resources.
- Global mental health law / legal awareness, information and resources.
- Mental health and socioeconomic status, information and research links.
- Mental health and eating disorders; awareness, information, research and resources.
- Mental healthcare software solutions, information management and resources.
- Challenges in International mental healthcare policies, systems and research links.
- The promotion of international mental health awareness, research and resources.
- Mental health and the limbic system, awareness, information and research.
- Individual stories and victory links of mental health / mental illness recovery.
- Somatic Experiencing® (SE) therapy awareness, research and resources.
Mental Health and Motivational Journaling Experience
Through a reflective, motivational and therapeutic (online) journaling experience, mainly as a result from a recent defunct abusive relationship, I started documenting some of my relationship experiences and perpetual racing thoughts. Before journaling I tried a few 'short-term non-therapeutic solutions', but nothing would calm the random onslaught of the PTSD-like symptoms down. What eventually did work was many hours of solitude, reading and researching various mental health / psychology resources. Eventually, after more than a year, knowledge, time and journaling turned into a conscientious Portfolio of Choice. Writing and reading my own state of mind became my daily therapy.
Ten years ago I made a formal transition from a 'left-brain' analytical working / lecturing environment orientation to a predominantly 'right-brain' creative / educational working environment orientation. I am still 'keeping my promise' for educating and training others (in photography / related research) when the demand and opportunities are there. Moving from left brain to right brainAbusive Behaviour / Antisocial Traits: Disclaimer and Reference
References to any abusive behaviour / antisocial traits mentioned anywhere on the "Mental Health and Motivation' website (as Vernon Chalmers articles) are not specifically directed to disrespect or being vindictive against anyone. It is rather a reference to certain actions / reactions that were identified, experienced and expressed (by me) as unacceptable behavioural manifestations through physical, psychological and / or verbal abuse intended to harm me, either intentionally or unintentionally against my physical self, my character, integrity and personal values.
Over the years I have studied / facilitated / researched the (intrinsic) motivational theories of Herzberg, Maslow, McClelland, Skinner and Vroom and the (psychoanalytical) approaches of Frankl, Freud, Gunderson, Hare, Jung, Kernberg, Klein, Kohut and Miller. I'm particularly interested in Otto Kernberg's psychoanalytical perspectives (with specific reference to borderline personality organisation, narcissistic pathology and object relations theory).
Interested authors, life coaches, mental health practitioners / advocates, community outreach specialists, publishers and / or related organisations are welcome to consider a no-cost promotion and publication of related international mental heath resources (new books / workbooks / articles / article URL links / media releases / statistics) on this website.