This week, we are covering the aftermath of the horrific bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital and the 14th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, and we’re also taking a look at the LGBT community in Southeast Asia.
I have come to realize recently that my struggles with mental health are always going to be there. I can’t magically make my depression, anxiety, and PTSD disappear. I can’t magically change my brain into a neurotypical one. Read More I Am Never Getting Better and That’s OK
This week, this beginning of Pride month, these past few days… I wish I could say I am heartened by the ongoing discussion of human rights and LGBTQ issues, but I’m tired. I’m tired and I’m disheartened, and there is so much more work to be done. Let’s just get to the news and end with an amusing pig story, shall we?
Content Warning: Discussions of suicide, self harm, and mental illness.
I have made it another week. Read More Stigma
Friday morning, there was grumbling on my twitter timeline about the storyline of last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. A hashtag, #ShameOnShonda, had been started in protest of what was perceived as a stigmatization of mothers with post-partum depression, or PPD. Read More #ShameOnShonda Is Bullshit: On Black Women, Mental Health And Intersectionality
How do you keep away the brain bats?
Oh, friends, my heart is heavy with everything happening this week. I cannot cover it all, but I can at least give you a few interesting stories, and we’ll end on an up-note, I promise.
I’m pretty convinced Suzanne Warren’s mother is racist. Unintentionally so, but to detrimental effect. Read More Race, Racism and Mental Health: A Look At #OITNB’s Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren