A huge thank you to Karlie Ebersole for contributing this guest post! CW: sanism, ableism A couple months ago, I decided for the third time in my life that I needed to begin to see a therapist. As someone with an anxious and often depressive neurotype, there are generally two options posed to me:… Continue reading Guest Post: Trust me, I have already thought about their feelings
Category: mental illness
Reblog: Can the suicidal (academic) speak? Personal reflections on depression, suicide and research.
Want a taste of the future of Critical Suicide Studies? Check out this blog. CW for suicide, suicidality, sanism/ableism.
Compulsory Able-Mindedness (pt. 2)
CW for sexual violence, psychiatric violence, suicidality. If you have experienced the suicide of someone close to you, it might be best not to read this post. In my last post with this title, I talked about the nature of compulsory able-mindedness and how there is a ubiquitous expectation in our society that we all… Continue reading Compulsory Able-Mindedness (pt. 2)
Reblog: On Being Depressed, Part I by The Belle Jar
Trigger warning: mention of suicide There’s a funny sort of paradox about depression where it’s probably the mental illness that people who haven’t experienced mental illness find easiest to identify with while simultaneously being a condition that is incredibly difficult to understand if you’ve never lived through it. I mean, I get it. We’ve all […]… Continue reading Reblog: On Being Depressed, Part I by The Belle Jar
Reblog: On the Medicalization of Donald Trump, via crippledscholar
There has been quite a bit of discussion around whether it is appropriate to speculate about whether Donald Trump has a mental illness. The rhetoric and armchair diagnosis of Trump is already happening and it’s important to look at the arguments for why people are doing that and perhaps more importantly whether people should. I […]… Continue reading Reblog: On the Medicalization of Donald Trump, via crippledscholar