[Trigger Warning: Self harm] →
idiot-legs: red-mess: Alternatives to Self Harm Disclaimer: Below is a list of things to do instead of cutting, burning, bruising, or any other form of self harm. Please keep in mind that unfortunately, not everything on this list will work for everyone. So, if you try something and it doesn’t work for you,… This is a good list. I used to go and buy cheap crockery from opshops and smash it...
Anonymous asked: I was prompted by what you wrote about getting excited about seeing websites with a consideration to visually impaired accessibility to tell you that I'm really thankful that you use image descriptions. They're always pretty detailed and I like that you don't assign gender to people if you don't know how they identify. Thank you.
I have an interview tomorrow for a job at a wonderful national charity in the UK which provides services for people with complex needs, including mental health problems, substance addiction / misuse, and learning disabilities. When I saw that their website includes options to change the size and colour of the text for increased accessibility, I got really happy and excited. Social justice nerd for...
Anonymous asked: where's the 'next' button of your blog? i can't browse :(
Anonymous asked: Hi. I was just wondering if you could help me out. From about 2 years ago, I'm slightly fallen into a depression that's been on and off. But the problem is that I don't know why I'm depressed? I have a good home life, and almost school life. but sometimes when the mood shrikes me, I feel untterly and completely alone to the point where i begin to cry so hard that i actually run...
princehamlette: It is tough for people whose illnesses are not readily apparent. I almost think it is a coping mechanism for other people to marginalize other people’s illnesses. Almost as though, if one acknowledges that someone is chronically depressed or something of that sort, the reality hits that no matter what they do they are not content. It can be scary to think of. How a person can...
[Trigger Warning: Mental health discrimination,... →
llwynogod: Anna-Rexia ‘Adult’ Costume – A strongly worded letter A costume company have created an ‘Anna Rexia’ Halloween costume, complete with name badge and tape-measure style belt. There’s an email address on the page if you wish to send your thoughts on the matter to the manufacturer.
My father got sick when I was 22… and I was poor. And my father had an ulcer,...– Chris Rock, responding to host Bill Maher asking if he ever went to the emergency room as his primary healthcare provider, on Real Time
Schizophrenia and epilepsy have 'strong link' →
People with schizophrenia are six times more likely to develop epilepsy, says a study which finds a strong relationship between the two diseases.
Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World →
understandconfusion: The title is the only introduction you need to convince you to read the piece. I’ll pull a couple quotes: People with autism […] typically disappear from public view after they leave school. As few as one in 10 hold even part-time jobs. Some live in state-supported group homes; even those who attend college often end up unemployed and isolated, living with parents. ...
If you're not part of a marginalized group, you...
paperholly: madamethursday: This needs to be like, Rule #1 of Talking To People In Any Context Ever. With the addendum that you don’t get to tell them how angry, hurt, upset they should or shouldn’t be and in what form they should or shouldn’t express those feelings. OH MY GOD THIS.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS: THE EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY OF... →
I said that the cure itself is a certain leaf, but in addition to the drug there...– Plato (Charmides, 155-6
llwynogod: But a cigar in the hands of someone with oral cancer is not just a cigar. But that’s because we know that smoking causes cancer. Not shaving isn’t a symptom of a mental illness. Not shaving isn’t even a symptom of there being a lapse in self-grooming or whatever, because some people just don’t like to shave. That in itself isn’t a symptom of anything. A...
drugsmusicandshoes: Any health professional telling you to shave your armpits is unnecessary. And I wasn’t inferring that lack of self-grooming is causal. When diagnosing a presenting patient, appearance is one factor that can help. All ‘symptoms’ of mental health taken on their own with no other do not mean that a person is suffering, but found together form the patterns we...
My shrink told me to shave my armpits today… →
drugsmusicandshoes: mindovermatterzine: idiot-legs: My shrink told me to shave my armpits today… Sorry what? That is really not cool behaviour at all. It does annoy me that on the Mental State Examination used by the NHS there are things to note about appearance such as whether the person is dressed ‘inappropriately’, appears ‘unkempt’ or seems dirty or unshaven. That’s then used to...
Has anyone reading this ever received ECT (electroconvulsive therapy)? Did you approve it or was it against your will? How do you feel about it? I want to hear from you. Please contact me via the ask function or submit your words. This can be done completely anonymously by writing ‘anon’ where it asks for your name & email, or you can attach your name & age. Thank you.
The work of unpaid carers in the UK is worth an estimated £119 billion per year: more than total NHS spending.
Morning Anxiety Relief →
reasonstohide: After a rough night of sleep for me last night, I had a lot of anxiety this morning. That included higher heart rate, racing thoughts, nausea, and fear. I wanted to make a post about some quick easy things you can do to relieve that kind of anxiety in the early morning. Do some deep breathing exercises and/or meditation. I’m a bit of an early bird and I like to sit in quiet...
The kind of people that say “political correctness gone mad” are usually using...– Stewart Lee (Stewart Lee is one of the UK’s finest stand-up comedians. Like, truly. He’s like a British Bill Hicks)