Depression · Getting Help · Stigma

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Recently I watched the movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story. For those of you who have not seen this movie, it is about a clinically depressed teenage boy named Craig, who checks himself into the psychiatric ward of a hospital after contemplating suicide. There were quite a few things I learned from this movie: People think… Continue reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story

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Taking time off…Is it showing weakness??

Since when did needing to step away from everything for a while show weakness…Or does it? When you come from an old school family, taking time off, stepping away from a situation or anything that involves time to think and reflect meant that you were doing one of two things…giving up or just being lazy.… Continue reading Taking time off…Is it showing weakness??

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My Experience with Stigmatization

Stigmatization – the degrading attitude that discredits a person because of an attribute they have (in this case, mental illnesses).  Stigmatization is the one thing we all learn about in school, the one attitude that can discriminate and make others feel helpless because of a certain attribute they may have. My experience with stigmatization is… Continue reading My Experience with Stigmatization

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: LGBTQ People and Mental Health

May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. To celebrate, I have written an article about LGBTQ people and mental health. What factors influence LGBTQ mental health? Social determinants of health play a large role in determining the physical and mental health of individuals, and this is especially true when we examine the mental… Continue reading International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: LGBTQ People and Mental Health