Mental Illness Isn’t A Motive For Murder. It Just Isn’t.
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Mental Illness Isn’t A Motive For Murder. It Just Isn’t.

“The mentally ill frighten and embarrass us. And so we marginalise the people who most need our acceptance.  What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, more unashamed conversation. ~ Glenn Close So, as I see that the ‘mentally ill loner’ trope has reared it’s ugly head again, and as pretty unsociable mentally ill … Continue reading

At Last An Advert Finally Acknowledges That We Bleed
Menstruation, Contraception, and Gynaecology / Mental Health & Wellbeing

At Last An Advert Finally Acknowledges That We Bleed

“When she bleeds the smells I know change colour. There is iron in her soul on those days. She smells like a gun.” ~ Jeanette Winterson So, we’ve spent a lifetime watching sanitary towel and tampons adverts that show product demonstrations using some smooth, pale blue gel/liquid which doesn’t resemble anything that actually exists outside of … Continue reading

See How Other People Feel About Their Periods
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See How Other People Feel About Their Periods

(Image via Planned Parenthood: How To Use Menstrual Products Superpost) “I mean if there was any justice in the world you wouldn’t even have to go to school during your period. You’d just stay home for five days and eat chocolate and cry.” ~ Andrea Portes So, you remember how a little while ago I told … Continue reading

My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party
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My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ~ Susan Pease Banitt Facebook reminded me last week that it was four years to the day since my mental health coming out party. Or as I titled the event at the time my Taking Down My Christmas Tree Party. Because … Continue reading

You Know They’ve Been Putting ‘Trigger Warnings’ On DVD Cases For Years, Right?
Books, TV, Movies & Music / Mental health / Mental Health & Wellbeing

You Know They’ve Been Putting ‘Trigger Warnings’ On DVD Cases For Years, Right?

“I am not scared of bad people, of wicked evildoers, of monsters and creatures of the night. The people who scare me are the ones who are certain of their own rightness. The ones who know how to behave, and what their neighbors need to do to be on the side of the good.” ~ Neil … Continue reading

Mental Healthish Writings That I Like
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Mental Healthish Writings That I Like

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragon’s exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ~ Neil Gaiman So, last week in my advice to those who may be new to this whole mental illness thing I suggested reading some of the many books and blogs out … Continue reading