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APRIL is U.S. Sexual Assault Awareness Month (see also Panayiota Bertzikis's March 29 diary , the DK House of LIGHTS group, last April'...
by postmodernista
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 06:39 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I lost the ability to sleep naturally, to the best of my reckoning, about eight years ago. To keep away insomnia, I take a very strong sedative that doubles as an antidepressant. Last night I didn't ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 07:26 AM PST with 5 Recommends
``We got rid of her!'' Years later, I can still hear it. And it still makes me cringe. This particular class was full of White males, with one lone female student. Because of their schedules and ...
by Unknown Quantity
Comment Count 92 comments on Mon Dec 29, 2014 at 01:26 PM PST with 83 Recommends
This past summer, I was being a good twenty-something and flossing my teeth with one of those tiny flosser-thingies with the handle on them when the floss caught itself in a little gap between one ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 51 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 01:03 PM PST with 101 Recommends
Up until recently, I was stuck in 10 years with intense depression with alternating periods of wellness. I didn't realize I had it. Undiagnosed Asperger's syndrome for 25 years and growing up in ...
by sreeizzle2012
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Once again we are all caught up in an incident of seemingly senseless violence. This time it is right in the middle of the highly charged political debate and protest over police violence. There is ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 32 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 02:29 PM PST with 7 Recommends
With every new mass shooting in this country resulting in casualties, people with mental illness are singled out for blame. While access to the United States' mental health care system is woefully ...
by Bill Berkowitz
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Dec 20, 2014 at 09:45 AM PST with 10 Recommends
I'm in therapy. It's a great feeling to finally be getting better. However, there's something I'm finding out that really bugging me. For those who don't know, I'm an Iraq war veteran. I served ...
by detroitmechworks
Comment Count 46 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 06:47 AM PST with 55 Recommends
It took the death of my father to free me from a lifetime of emotional abuse as the daughter of a narcissistic mother. To open my eyes and swim away. To save myself from drowning. At first, I ...
by boatsie
Comment Count 89 comments on Sun Nov 16, 2014 at 04:08 PM PST with 56 Recommends
On September 1, 1939 the armed forces of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany invaded Poland with overwhelming force, lightning speed, and unprecedented ferocity. World War II had begun and the term "...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM PST with 75 Recommends
"I am a crazy person" button. Mental Illness Awareness. This blog post is intended to address the stigma, prejudice, and discrimination which persons with mental illness face in everyday life. In ...
by StargazerNC
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Oct 05, 2014 at 05:05 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Meds and psychiatrists Like Robert Whitaker, a journalist who wrote the breakthrough book, Anatomy of an ...
by StargazerNC
Comment Count 248 comments on Sat Oct 04, 2014 at 03:35 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
One of the concepts that I have been re-introduced to lately has been the HALT anagram. It can be a very useful way to double-check yourself when things get stressful. H.A.L.T. is an anagram for ...
by trumpeter
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2014 at 09:54 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
We meet Sundays 7pm eastkost time/4pm leftkost, 3 or so hrs to fit a part of everyone's afternoon/evening. We also pub & republish diaries over the week : kosmail to one of our active admins ( ...
by mettle fatigue
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Mental illness is not insanity. What is depression? I can only speak from my own experience, but that experience is very expensive, and very deep.
by trumpeter
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Sep 10, 2014 at 04:25 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
About 350,000 Americans with a diagnosis of a severe mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are in state jails and prisons, while the number of psychiatric beds available has shrunk ...
by gravlax
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 09:51 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Image credit: Shattered.Art Flickr, creative ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 01:02 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
Christopher Lopez was housed in the San Carlos Correctional Facility. His family says he suffered from bipolar schizoaffective disorder.
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
The victim's foster father, William Bruton, said Jennings told him he was heading to Walmart Saturday night. "He was walking back and they said that they had a complaint and stuff on him out here ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 245 comments on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 10:23 PM PDT with 254 Recommends
Quakers were one of the first groups to clamor for decent treatment for the insane. We demanded that insane asylums were clean and the care of doctors dignified, not condescending or punitive. We ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 07:28 AM PDT with 7 Recommends