Troops and suicide →
For the second year in a row, the U.S. military has lost more troops to suicide than it has to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The reasons are complicated and the accounting uncertain — for instance, should returning soldiers who take their own lives after being mustered out be included? But the suicide rate is a further indication of the stress that military personnel live under after...
Black men opening up to combat mental health... →
A Sheffield men’s mental health group has made its voice heard by pressing for changes in the way inpatients are restrained Great stuff. We need to stop institutional racism in our hospitals. Let’s learn from mistakes made with Rocky Bennett, and so many others.
d-rad asked: Hey, i'd really like to submit an article for this (really into what your doing and how your going about it). But i'm really tied down with work at the moment and was wondering when the deadline as such will be? before you print etc...
caseyagogo-deactivated20110828- asked: Are you accepting submissions concerning Borderline Personality Disorder?
Just had another great genderqueer submission. Viewing daily experience through someone else’s perspective can really throw out some of the struggles that, as a white middle-class cis woman, would never have even occured to me. This is exactly the reason that I’m compiling this zine. Thank you so much.
People with mental illness were eight times more likely to be robbed, 15 times...– Levin, (1985) If you take anything away from my last post, let it be this.
People With Mental Illness More Often Crime... →
Comparing national criminal-justice figures with those for an urban sample of mentally ill persons shows that they are more likely to be victims of violent crime than is the general population. More than one-fourth of persons with severe mental illness are victims of violent crime in the course of a year, a rate 11 times higher than that of the general population, according to a study by...
thesleepragnt asked: hey, i'm a crossdressing/queer/tg poet/writer....got any room for written material?
Relationship duration and mental health outcomes:... →
This study was published a few days ago. Thought you might find it interesting, tumblr! Longer relationship duration was significantly associated with lower rates of depression, suicidal behaviour and substance abuse/dependence, even after adjustment for covariates. In most cases the associations did not vary with gender. Legal relationship status (legally or de facto married) was not...
Forming a story: The health benefits of narrative →
Writing about important personal experiences in an emotional way for as little as 15 minutes over the course of three days brings about improvements in mental and physical health. This finding has been replicated across age, gender, culture, social class, and personality type. Those who benefit maximally from writing tend to use a high number of positive-emotion words, a moderate amount of...
Being triggered does not mean “being upset” or “being offended” or “being...– “Survivors Are So Sensitive”
Hello all! Thank you so very much for the submissions I received yesterday & today. I’ll be saving them for the published zine &, of course, you can reserve the right to withdraw your account at any time up until publishing. It seems there’s a talented & articulate group of people on tumblr. Thank you so much for contributing. Do please spread the word!
oublietterated asked: Hi, I saw your post on FYGS. I draw comics, usually semi-autobiographical, and I wondered if you'd be interested in one about my experiences with teenage depression and internal homophobia? I'm not sure if that's the kind of thing you are looking for but if it is I am more than happy to work on something for you.
A call for submissions! Please reblog!
Happy New Year, all! Just to let you know, I am aiming to have the zine published in April so there is still time to submit! Mind Over Matter aims to provide a platform for patients, public & practitioners to engage in discussion of their experiences of mental health issues on a common level. We are looking for submissions from the general public / those receiving treatment (therapy or...