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: Mad Studies
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)
Compulsory Able-Mindedness (pt. 1)
CW for sanist/ableist BS and a reference to suicide. I have noticed this trend lately where people talk about Madness (or usually they’re calling it ‘mental illness’) as a thing that obliges treatment. That is, if you have mental health struggles or neurodivergence of any kind, you are expected to seek treatment once you recognize… Continue reading Compulsory Able-Mindedness (pt. 1)
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