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.
As you meander around the internet, you may occasionally encounter an article or video prefaced by a trigger warning (or the abbreviated version, TW). A trigger warning is a note that indicates potentially traumatic content. These notes applied to such varied topics as sexual assault, graphic violence, racism, transphobia, eating disorders and child abuse — […]
[TW: Rape] What do you do when you have no choice on how you get to work?
For many women, sexual harassment is (sadly) common. Those of us who experience it frequently are all too familiar with its negative effects… to the extent that it’s hard to understand how anyone could possibly not understand such impacts. The truth is, though, that many persist in believing harassment doesn’t really do harm; that, to use […]
I think the part of my brain that lets me organize things is broken.
I am thinking about the future, which is not something I’m good at.
It’s misogyny time! We’ve got one victory in the abortion-rights fight (but more bad news), a fantastic Twitter hashtag in response to a horrible “motivational” speaker, Fox News idiocy, and the best Beastie Boys cover ever!
On the U.S. Army’s recruitment site, http://www.goarmy.com, there are all sorts of reasons why the army might be right for you. There’s a page for parents, too, which lets them know how the military will affect their children, with a section on personal growth:
I stole this week’s West Wing recap from Sally J., because “NoÃ«l” is probably my favorite episode of the series. Not for the plot, “Two Cathedrals,” which is coming up in a few weeks, wins for best plot. “NoÃ«l” is my favorite episode because of one fifteen-second monologue from Leo to Josh. I cry every […]
A recent study at Penn State has linked discrimination with “racial battle fatigue” for African-Americans, essentially suggesting that African-Americans as a whole may be subject to a generalized version post-traumatic stress disorder equivalent to the strains of military warfare (see the Penn State abstract Discrimination creates racial battle fatigue for African-Americans).
The other day I came across this article on BBC News about a woman who can’t feel fear whom scientists are now studying to discover a cure for PTSD. The woman can’t feel fear because her amygdala is damaged due to disease. It’s been a while since I took Psych 101, but I did remember […]