Neurotypical People Need Therapy
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Neurotypical People Need Therapy

“Someone’s therapist knows all about you.” ~Dominic Riccitello Neurotypical should have therapy so that they are better able to navigate their inter-personal relationships more effectively – especially with us non-neurotypicals who’ve had to go through it already. This is something I’ve thought about a lot lately, and actually feel quite strongly frustrated about now. See I, rather … Continue reading

Duloxetine
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Duloxetine

“There are risks to antidepressant treatment, but the risks of untreated depression are worse.” ~ John Bailey So, the second time I was sick enough to start taking medication the first one they put me on was duloxetine – brand name Cymbalta. This was after I’d taken an overdose and then begun self harming. The … Continue reading

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

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