There is no official government data on the prevalence of disability hate crimes...– Alison Maynard, ‘Criminal Attitude’
How a bike shop demonstrates the cycle of... →
“Common Wheel is not an ordinary bike shop. It is a charity and cycling project for people with mental health problems in Glasgow. The organisation provides companionship, skills and constructive, meaningful activity for people with mental health problems. It takes donations of old bikes, strips, sorts and sells them.”
Mencap is calling on the government to make the NHS safe for people with a learning disability, following the publication, this week (Wednesday 15 February), of a new report ‘Death by indifference: 74 deaths and counting’, which finds continued institutional discrimination in the NHS. The new report looks at what progress has been made since the publication of Mencap’s original ‘Death by...
nerdviolence: I have also bought a copy of Mind Over Matter ‘zine and it’s safe to say it was £2 very well spent. Read a lot of it on the bus back home and it’s extremely informative and interesting. If you have a vague interest in mental health issues, want to know more or are just curious to hear some personal experiences of people battling with different mental health issues, pick up a...
It bothers me that no one has the patience to deal with someone who is just sad.– Emily Haines
lovewallace: Patients Who Use Anti-Depressants Can Be More Likely to Suffer Relapse you can’t relapse if you don’t start getting better in the first place so fuck y’all A really interesting issue is the distinction between relapse and new, distinct symptoms. This is something that is being discussed a lot lately in research concerning antipsychotics. For example, researchers...
Though I clearly prefer shows of tolerance to shows of intolerance, I...– Jacques Derrida
Patients Who Use Anti-Depressants Can Be More... →
“… anti-depressants interfere with the brain’s natural self-regulation of serotonin and other neurotransmitters, and the brain can overcorrect once medication is suspended, triggering new depression.” Well, that’s a thought that’s going to fester.
Uh so… I work as a conference producer for the public sector, and I just spent my lunch break catching up on zine orders (stapling them together, writing address labels, packaging stuff up etc etc). One of my senior colleagues / kind of bosses came into the office and asked to read one. He was really impressed with it and said I should ask if I can put them in the delegate packages at a big...