eller-hur: You know…I’m having a hard time articulating my thoughts on this, but I just want to say in response to today’s release of Anders Behring Breivik’s psychiatric report stating that he’s suffering from Paranoid Schizophrenia; he isn’t being “let off” from anything. Life in a secure psychiatric hospital as opposed to prison isn’t the ‘nice’ option. I’m not excusing what he did, not in...
eller-hur replied to your post: I forgot that paypal takes 30p of every zine sale…. You can arrange it when you send money as a gift/personal that you pay the fee so that the person receiving the money doesn’t. Or, just charge £2.30 from this point on? Paypal fees are ridiculous. Oh no no. I capped it at £2 to make it reasonably affordable. Ain’t crossin’ that line! (But thank...
shming asked: I cannot wait to receive your zine! I want to say thank you for organizing this and putting it out there. I will do my best to share it with interested individuals.
soozy1965 replied to your post: Birmingham / Chelmsford / Bristol / Vermont /… I absolutely LOVE the owl wristcuff. Just my luck that it’s sold out! Ah yes, I host the zine sales on my online jewellery shop, sugarmouseshop.co.uk. I’ll be making more owls next week!
Birmingham / Chelmsford / Bristol / Vermont / Dundee / Tokyo / Cheshire / New South Wales / Dickson / Glasgow / Blackpool / New Malden / Surrey / Cardiff / New Jersey / New South Wales / Skåne / Switzerland / Stockholm / London / Inverness / Chesterfield / Lincoln / Michigan / Chatham / Berkhamsted / Madrid / Bishopstoke / Philadelphia … Posting zines here this week. Want one too? Click...
I forgot that paypal takes 30p of every zine sale. Definitely no way I’m breaking even now! Oh well: going through all the orders and figuring out how many re-prints I have to do this week. Eeee!
[Trigger Warning: Discussion of suicide]
Stan Collymore has written about his experience of depression over on his twitter page. Full transcript below: It’s 4:48am in the morning(Sat 26th Nov 2011),and i’m wide awake. I decided to tweet my own personal experience of my latest bout of Depression yesterday,and firstly wanted to thank the hundreds of messages from friends,journalists,mental health workers,doctors,and...
[Trigger Warning: Discussion of suicide]
Gary Speed, football manager for Wales and former player for Leeds, Everton, Bolton and Newcastle, was found hanged in his home this morning under no suspicious circumstances. Police believe it to have been suicide: If you are considering blogging, writing, or reporting on this, please read The Samaritans media guidelines for how to approach the subject appropriately and sensitively. Please...
yuhrish asked: I just pre-ordered the zine from Japan :D Happy days.
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jsm31: Here is a case study of a patient with Bipolar Disorder. Before we go into the specifics, let’s define what Bipolar Disorder means. Bipolar Disorder - a mood disorder where the patient experiences rapid changes in affective behavior. The patient may report some days feeling very happy (almost to the point where he or she may impulsively shop, for example). This is also known as...
spectra-fidelis replied to your post: re: the photo you just posted. Where does it say “arrest black people”? Well, if the guy wasn’t aware, then he’s not being racist. If he was aware, then he might be. Unless you know the person and ask him if he was aware, no one can be sure. I just see a lot of ranting when the picture doesn’t show it… I think one can be racist without conscious intent....
spectra-fidelis-deactivated2012 asked: re: the photo you just posted. Where does it say "arrest black people"?
Hey, this is slightly off topic but Sally did a great illustration for the zine and now she needs our help. Please score her Threadless t-shirt design here! Thanks, y’all!
v28 asked: i will be having an assessed mental health debate in about 6 hours and i'm supposed to defend that the monoamine hypothesis has explained the disease processes underlying depression. ugh so nervous... :( any tips?
thegoatandthehoe replied to your photoset: This list of UK-based mental health contacts will… Just pre-ordered a copy Wahey!
justasecondoutofsync asked: Awesome. I was looking at the pre-order page and it seems to be set to the UK by default and I'm in the US. So, I just wanted to make sure that wasn't too far.
abohemian1 asked: what will the zine cost? What would it cost with shipping to Canada?
justasecondoutofsync asked: How far are you willing to ship your zine?
Also, if you wrote something and you don’t think it’s there: don’t worry! I have issue #2 pretty much good to go, it’s probably in there!
kissakerho replied to your post: I am still agonizing over the page order for the… i think it’s called perfectionism. or just wanting things to be as good as they can be. wait that’s the same thing isn’t it? I think it’s nerves. It’s my baby and I’m kind of scared to release it into the wild. I’m less precious about the zine which is purely stuff I’ve written....
I am still agonizing over the page order for the zine what is my problem.
The printing begins this weekend! Huzzah!
bibliovore: sexistappeal: [Image: Patch featuring illustration of a pig sitting down. Text underneath reads, “NOT FOOD”] porcinestresssyndrome: SMARTER THAN DOGS. AND MOST THREE-YEAR-OLD HUMAN CHILDREN. Devil’s advocate here (I eat a plant-based diet), but smarts aren’t indicative of a person or animal’s value. It’s that kind of thinking that fuels prejudice...
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Watching ‘My Trans* Summer’ on UK Channel 4. Has anyone else seen it? They’re on retreat being taught essential lessons. That ‘self defence’ should even be a necessary consideration is so sad to me. Where do you stand on this? Should trans* spaces act like Slutwalk “We shouldn’t be teaching people how to avoid being victimized, we should teach people not...
tuesdayblouse: if your whole life is spent boasting then you need new friends Relevant to mental health in so so many ways I can’t even count them.
About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis,...– Carl Jung
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Or, you know, don’t. Either is cool (-___-)
Anonymous asked: how big will the zine be?
Mind Over Matter Zine Issue #1: Pre-orders... →
Hello chaps, pre-orders of issue #1 are available by clicking the link above. I’m ready to get printing next week. Exciting stuff!
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Suman Fernando writes about the historical roots of racism in psychiatry. Suman was a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS for over twenty years before becoming an academic and writer. Also he served for many years on the Mental Health Act Commission of UK (an official inspectorate) and on many different committes and advisory groups on mental health in relation to race and culture. He has...
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liquorstoretreasuremap: getradified: braandumb: MINE <3 I’ve been browsing the straight edge tag for a minute now trying to find a video I saw a while back (some documentary about straight edge that isn’t Edge: The Movie), and it has served as a very big reminder that a lot of straight edge kids are fucking assholes. Anyone who would wear this shirt clearly has no fucking comprehension...
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Mental health is a construct that cannot be seen as independent of culture, society and situation. Derek Summerfield argues that Western definitions and solutions cannot be routinely applied to people in developing countries. This guy came to talk to the Medical Society when I was at Oxford and was one of the main reasons I chose to do my postgrad at the IoP (I thought I’d be getting...
novajustlove: First off, this QUOTE IS LEGIT, TRUE LIFE. Second, EVERYONE should be reading this magazine and following this blog, Mind over Matter- it talks about what everyone doesn’t talk about and no one wants to hear about- Mental Health. SO, START. Thanks for the shout out, yo!
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faysbook: thedailywhat: Heartbreaking Human Interest Story of the Day: Rebecca Jones, a 26-year-old mother who suffers from anorexia, weighs less than her 7-year-old daughter, Maisy. Jones weighs just 70 pounds, while her daughter weighs 79 pounds. A medical secretary, Jones’ daily food intake consists of soup, toast, and energy drinks. This despite the fact that Doctors have repeatedly warned...
leraje: i have a feeling my ex-roommates who kicked me out for having PTSD also threw out my checks from my employer while i was in the burbs. WAT. They kicked you out because you have PTSD?
I’ve had to push back the publishing of the zine for a bit. [Trigger Warning: Discussion of terminal illness / death] I’m sorry to say that I can no longer publish the zine this week as I don’t have the funds to. I know that’s a real disappointment to a lot of you, so I felt I should apologize. I’ve received a few pre-orders, which I am so grateful for (really,...
I’m trying to write an introduction to neurons, neurotransmitters and neural signalling by making a comparison between the brain and a party. I don’t know precisely where I’m going with this but I’m pretty sure I’ll be coming out of it looking like a total nerd. I just want people to love neuroscience as much as I do ok.
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madnessisintelligible: Bipolar Disorder and Weight Gain Read More A lot of antipsychotics have metabolic consequences too: not just weight gain but development of diabetes and other side-effects. Can we also talk about how this is another intersection with the concerns of the fat positive community? A lot of overweight people are met with shaming assumptions that they’re unhealthy,...