[Trigger Warning: Gender dysphoria]
infundibuliform: “‘My gender identity is not a disorder’ - Anon It isn’t a disorder of my mind to know what gender I am: It’s a dysfunction of society to keep telling me that they know best; that I can’t identify my gender for myself. Somehow it’s possible that I can know who I can love, what I can wear, where I can work, how I can live - but it’s completely improbable that I can know what...
Trigger Warning 101: Transcript
Original post here, but I’m posting the transcript again upon request. What is a trigger warning (TW)? A TW is an explicit statement that a following image or piece of text contains descriptions, language, or imagery that some may find disturbing, or ‘triggering’; i.e. likely to induce an extremely emotionally distressing response such as posttraumatic flashbacks, anxiety, or a strong urge...
wewantrevolutiongirlstylenow: searchingforknowledge: starship-repair: ellierantsforever: cassket: MSNBC Talks To And About Trans People For An Hour, Doesn’t F*ck It Up We’re only about 30 seconds into MSNBC’s 20-minute “Transgender in America” segment when host Melissa Harris-Perry describes herself as “cis,” explaining that “cis” means that “the sex of the body I was born with, the...
[Trigger Warning: Ableism]
mswyrr: mindovermatterzine: alisonofagun: goldenheartedrose: darrylayo: The thing that really sucks about when epileptic Tumblr users complain about GIFS is that for many of us, Gifs are what Tumblr is FOR. I have many times followed accounts just because they are Gif-based. That’s what I like and what I seek out. I know it doesn’t seem it, but I DO empathize with people who suffer from...
Stigma & disclosure: Implications for coming out... →
mindovermatterzine: There are costs and benefits for people with psychiatric disorders to decide to disclose publicly these disorders. The LGBTQ community has struggled with the same tension and their discoveries about coming out may prove useful for the disclosure concerns of persons with mental illness. Lessons learned about coming out by the LGBTQ community include a variety of models that...
onlinecounsellingcollege: Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness Stigma is when someone judges you based on a personal trait. Unfortunately, this is a common experience for people who have a mental health condition. Stigma may be obvious and direct, such as someone making a negative remark about your mental illness or your treatment. Or it may be subtle, such as someone assuming you could be...
st asked: Hey. Bloody well done with your response to the Anon asking for CIS definition. Truthful. Honest. Open. I think your writing, & answers are brilliant, but I hope you already know that. I'd like to recommend a google search on the word svbtle (no typo) which is an invitation only blogging site, based on a sample of your own writing. Seriously. Well bloody done.
Anonymous asked: Sorry if I'm being ignorant but you described yourself as a "cis female". What's a cis?
Anonymous asked: Since SSRIs increase the likelihood of suicidal ideation, what generally is done for people who are considering suicide before going on any sort of medication, besides just talk-therapy?
Anonymous asked: Good morning. Can I ask who you are?
Anonymous asked: Do you think the zine will ever be posted online?
mentalhealthsupport asked: Hello ive just set up a support blog for those with mental illnesses. If you could give me a hand in making it known to those who need it we'd really appreciate it :) Thank you from us all at mental health support
Anonymous asked: What kind of submissions are you looking for? Can it be anything at all? Can it be something really personal and intimate? Because there are things I am too afraid to say to my therapist, but I worry they might be inappropriate.
feministjenn asked: Is there a chance you could change your layout? I would love to reblog some of your stuff directly from your page (in order to promote your blog), but some of the posts don't have links where it takes me to a page to see the notes so that way I can reblog it. :| Even if you made the date or notes visible at the bottom of each post then I'd be able to click that and reblog it. Sorry if...
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of British mental... →
“The DWP [Department for Work and Pensions] seems absolutely committed to pushing 11,000 people a week through a flawed system. That’s the real problem for us,” says Farmer. “That doesn’t feel fair. I’ve moved from being puzzled about the reluctance to change, to being increasingly frustrated. I genuinely don’t understand why the government doesn’t...