integration and regulation of emotional and autobiographical information supports the projection of positive future events in healthy individuals, and is related to optimism.” —Sharat et al (2007): Neural mechanisms mediating optimism bias
This guy is brilliant. Thoroughly recommended reading, especially on qualia.
Thanks! If you feel like submitting an account, it would be more than welcome!
Congruent with their high prevalence rates, I’ve had some really interesting submissions from those with schizophrenia, generalized anxiety disorder & depression. They’ve been super interesting & well-written accounts - thank you to their authors.
However, I want the zine to represent all kinds of mental health.
Do you have a specific phobia / social phobia / PTSD / OCD / eating disorder / personality disorder? I would love to hear from you.
When did you realise you needed help? Did someone realise for you? How do you cope? Have you undergone treatment? How does it affect your life?
Click here to submit. You can log out of tumblr & make up an e-mail address if you want to remain anonymous. Your account will be saved & put in the published zine in (hopefully) February. If at any time before now & then you would like to retract your account, just drop me a line to let me know.
African-Caribbean women bring distinctive insights and experience to both feminism and anti-racism. However, they frequently find that they have to struggle against sexism and racism not only within society generally but also against racism within White feminist movements and sexism within anti-racist movements. Moreover, race equality initiatives tend to benefit mainly Black men, and gender equality initiatives mainly White women.” —MIND report on BME mental health.
Some of the submissions we’ve had so far are:
- ‘Coming out as a depressive’: on the stigma associated with depression & the importance of getting help
- ‘Whispers in the dark’: an account by a schizophrenic about the onset of his auditory hallucinations, how he categorizes the different voices, and how he has overcome them
- ‘Medication’: one woman’s journey through the daunting field of psychiatric drugs; working through the side-effects and finding the right balance