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Jacksepticeye on Dissociation

“I’m not well verse with that kind of stuff to be able to talk about it but you can see little patterns here and there.

it’s definitely honing in on that kinda aspect of things. And Mae, see that’s the thing you play as Mae a lot so you don’t know If all this stuff is actually happening or… what the hell is going on because Mae seems so have very strong dissociative disorders with reality and we don’t know if what she’s seeing is actually real the stuff in her dreams, I guess.

The symbolism of her with a baseball bat beating up… shapes? makes a lot of sense now because she just started seeing people as shapes.

And this happens to people in real life people, people can just certainly be watching TV and the all of a sudden it snaps. That just nothing makes sense to them anymore. They just look around their lives and they just see the world as like a video game or something, and that’s where a lot of that talk of like “Video games creates violence” kinda stuff and stuff. That’s… these types of disorders are normally ingrained inside people and then it’s stuff like video games and movies and TV “None of this is real” kinda thing and that’s very scary for anybody that’s going through that or anybody who knows somebody who’s going through that because then it’s like nothing has really any consequence anymore. your like, “well what’s stopping me murdering that person right now?” kinda stuff so maybe that’s what’s happened to Mae and maybe she just flipped, and she just got angry and just… attacked someone for no reason sometimes that’s all it takes and I kinda like that aspect of the game as well that not everything is kinda spoon fed to you

Sometimes it’s like, well that life! life is cruel, life is harsh, life is kinda shit sometimes not everything goes perfectly according to plan, and not everything has an explanation. sometimes shit just happens and you have to kinda deal with it instead of trying to figure out well, why did that happen?”

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WWI, WWII & PTSD in Fan Fiction: A personal rec list

Read the tags of each fan fiction. There might be triggers. All Johnlock.

ACD Holmes

Soldier’s Heart by Piplover: After his return from his three years’ “death,” not all is as it should be for Holmes. The road is long ahead, but Watson will always be there to walk it with him. > PTSD!Holmes & PTSD!Watson. There are more wars than those on the frontlines. Highly reccomended. It’s like “Kissing Sherlock Holmes”, only gayer. That’s possible. (85k, explicit) (http://archiveofourown.org/works/152297/chapters/218438)

The Hungerford Wreck by @mistyzeo (explicit, 9k): The Great Western Railway wreck of 1898 kills twelve and injures nearly two hundred. Sherlock Holmes is among that number and it affects him more deeply than he realises. Fortunately, he’s on very good terms with his physician. (http://archiveofourown.org/works/4059682) > PTSD!Holmes; railway wreck; sex as medicine


SHERLOCK (TV)

Bring me back to life by yalublyutebya (51k, explicit): After being injured on the Front, John Watson is sent to Craiglockhart Hospital for psychiatric treatment and finds himself sharing a room with the mysterious Sherlock Holmes. >> WWI, PTSD!Watson; drug addict & convicted homosexual!Holmes; read it read it read it.

Love or What you Will by @miss-frankenstein (32k, teen and up audiences): John is an English professor who specializes in War and Post-War Literature and Sherlock is the brilliant yet impossible Ph.D. student assigned to be his TA because no one in the Chemistry Department is willing to put up with him. And - somewhere between Waugh and Plath, e-mails and takeaway, novels and villanelles - they fall in love. >> about war poetry & PTSD, academia!AU

One Night in December by Holly Sykes (Artemis8147) (126k, explicit): London, 29th December 1940, 8 pm. The London Blitz reached its nadir with the bombing of the City of London and the area around its most beloved landmark, St. Paul’s Cathedral. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes meet as the flames blaze and roar all around them. But who is that dark-haired young man and why is he risking his life in such a careless manner? This is what Doctor Watson is wondering, as he eventually becomes enmeshed in a mystery that will take him away from his dreary, hopeless life and plunge him into the secret life of wartime London. […] >WWII, murder mystery; no-period typical homophobia

Enigma by @khorazir (WIP, 17/20 chapters; ca. 195k; mature): It’s the autumn of 1941, war is raging in Europe, German U-boats are raiding Allied convoys in the Atlantic, the Luftwaffe is bombing English cities, and the cryptographers at Bletchley Park are working feverishly to decode their enemies’ encrypted communications. One should consider this challenge and distraction enough for capricious codebreaker Sherlock Holmes. But the true enigmas are yet waiting to be deciphered: an unbreakable code, a strange murder, and the appearance of Surgeon Captain John H. Watson of the Royal Navy. >> WWII, PTSD!Watson; codebreaker AU; amazing story, amazing fan art

Rosethorne by suitesamba (WIP, mature, ca. 80k): John Watson, WWII army doctor, is injured in the line of duty and can no longer wield a scalpel. Sherlock Holmes, Britain’s best code-breaker, is side-lined by his own devastating injury. In a work inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden,” the two men must find meaning and purpose in a world which seems to have taken away all they hold most dear. But of course, it really hasn’t. >> WWII, codebreaker!AU, “The Secret Garden” crossover (?), war injury

Two Two One Bravo Baker by abundantlyqueer (read by @aranel-parmadil: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5805433/chapters/13380190) (explicit; 114k): Captain John Watson of 40 Commando, the Royal Marines, is assigned to protect and assist Sherlock Holmes as he investigates what appears to be a simple war atrocity in Afghanistan. An intense attraction ignites between the two men as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens everything they’ve ever known, but Sherlock is as much hunted as hunter, and everyone close to him is in deadly danger. Can he solve the case in time to save himself and John? > Pre-Canon; War Story; soldier!John

Northwest Passage by krypteria (read by @lockedinjohnlock-podfics http://archiveofourown.org/works/5862562/chapters/13512910): Seven years ago, Captain John Watson of the Canadian Forces Medical Service withdrew from society, seeking a simple, isolated life in the distant northern wilderness of Canada. Though he survives from one day to the next, he doesn’t truly live until someone from his dark past calls in a favor and turns his world upside-down with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes. “The essentials of their relationship distilled through solitude.” –review by Alicat >> PTSD!John; soldier!John; sort of Pre-Canon (95k, explicit)

And because I can:

WAR HORSE

Roses of Picardy by splix (76k, explicit): Captured in battle, Major Jamie Stewart faces an uncertain fate. > WWI, war story & love story; queer soldiers and no major character death; aftermath of war (injury, mental illness (PTSD?)). Yes, it‘s the soldiers portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch & Tom Hiddleston. Read it (anyway).

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poetry aesthetics: dulce et decorum est by wilfred owen

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.

Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime…
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,—
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie:
Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.

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Chasing Rainbows | Girls with Aspergers Short Film 2016

Story of a young girl coming to terms with having a condition that is typically diagnosed just in males. Directed and written by Tammy Berrington (who has Aspergers) edited and shot by Christine Loveridge.

It would honestly mean so much to me if any of you watched this short film and left a comment on the youtube page of it. I worked so hard on this and it is a personal piece of myself. I want this film to help out so many girls who have Aspergers. Side note, I never keep a diary, that part was inspired by MMFD but if I had MMFD then I would have used a diary.

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The Madness of Rudolf Hess

During the Nuremberg Trials in 1945-1946, one of the most complicated questions of the trial was if one of the defendants, Rudolf Hess, former Deputy Fuhrer of the Third Reich, was competent to stand trial.  From a legal standpoint, Hess probably was not, as with hindsight we now know that Hess was missing a few marbles. Before World War II many Nazi leaders admitted that Hess was a bit strange, but the story of Hess’ craziness begins in 1941.  Without Hitler’s orders, Hess commandeered a plane, flying to Britain with the goal of negotiating a peace with the British.  In one of the most bizarre incidents of the war, Hess parachuted from his plane into a Scottish farmer’s field near Glasgow.  The farmer took Hess to the headquarters of the local Home Guard unit, who eventually turned him over to the regular military.

It was during Hess’ imprisonment at the hands of the British that his mental health would deteriorate quickly.  He believed that his psychologists were poisoning his food with a type of “brain poison” and often would refuse to eat.  Sometimes he would take samples of his food and wrap them in wax paper, saving them for later so that they could be analyzed for poison.  He often had long bouts of amnesia, which psychologists at first believed he was faking, but later theorized that he might have convinced himself that he had amnesia.  While under British custody he attempted suicide twice, once by attempting to jump off a balcony, then with a dull butter knife. Towards the end of the war, Hess formulated his own theory for the causes of the war.  First and foremost was his belief that the Jews had poisoned the Allies, and pretty much anyone who opposed the Nazi Party with a special type of psychedelic drug which hypnotized them and made them act irrationally.  He even drew up a list of those he believed had been drugged, which included most of the Allied political leadership, his psychologists, and himself.

After Hess was transferred to Germany for the Nuremberg Trials in October of 1945, his mental status continued to deteriorate even further.  His persistent belief that he was being poisoned grew worse, as did his bouts of amnesia.  Regardless, psychologists declared him fit to stand trial.  The question of his fitness continued as his behavior grew more bizarre by the day.  When asked to plead to the court, he stood and shouted “no”, which the court interpreted as “not guilty”.  Seated next to Hess was Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering. Hess was often seen conversing with the former Luftwaffe chief, with Goering responding with a speechless “dafuq u just say?” reaction.  He giggled for no reason and often spent hours of the trial staring at nothing.  He believed that his guards had placed a noise machine under the prison floors specifically to unnerve the inmates before the trial.  During the night, Hess had written “quiet” all over his walls in chalk, none of the other inmates complained of the noise, which turned out to be an electrical generator. Ten days into the Nuremberg Trial the question of his fitness for trial was once again going to be reviewed by the court when Hess stood and announced that he was faking his amnesia.  The court and his psychologists were dumbfounded, for if he was faking and had just admitted it, he had eliminated the possibility of him not standing trial.
During the trial Hess never spoke with his defense attorney or offered any kind of defense. However he constantly stated that he would make a surprise revelation, one that would shock the world while clearing his name and that of the Nazi Party. 

At the end of the trial the trial each of the defendants were given the opportunity to make a closing statement.  It was then that Hess made his shocking revelation.  He made a lengthy and at times, incoherent speech, one that truly did shock the court. Goering at one point mumbled to Hess, “stop talking”, then put on a pair of sunglasses and covered his face in embarrassment as Hess’ rambling continued.  Hess claimed that the Holocaust was not the fault of the Nazi Party but of the Jews themselves.  According to Hess, the Jews had hypnotized the political leadership of the Nazi Party as well as the concentration camp commanders and guards, causing them to act so cruelly to the Jews.  Thus, he believed the Jews self exterminated in order to make the Nazi’s appear to be cold hearted murderers. 

Hess was sentenced to life in prison, most of which he would spend at Spandau prison.  For the rest of his life his bizarre behaviors continued.  At one point, he even believed that he was the Fuhrer of the “Fourth Reich”.  He died in prison in 1987.

Being a Noel Fielding Fan Can Be Difficult.

Now the tabloids are Russell Branding Noel hard enough to rattle Lliana, I’m wondering if Noel’s world tour interviews about his past drug use came about because he knew he was going to try leveling up & that it’d all come out anyway?

Given that it has, I hope he has a decent PR person. It’s not been going on too long, but if it continues, he might do well to wrest control of his narrative (as Russell has) & speak up. Not that it’ll defang the tabloids. (They’re still mean to Russell, though now, if they slam Russell over his addiction, they look a bit stupid.) But he can remind others who he is.

When Noel talks, it’s clear he’s mostly a sweet, soft-spoken person. Though that may just become obvious when GBBO airs, if he plays well with others & stays away from the really sexy stuff.

It’s frustrating being a fan now. I love ❤️ most of his work. And I think he’s never out to hurt anyone (except, perhaps, his critics). But he’s human and does things that, whatever his intention, are hurtful. He’s a doll, but he isn’t always shitting 🌈.

Doesn’t mean you can’t ❤️ him. Loving humans means sometimes going 🙄 but still… hoping their best rises.

I really wish he’d take a cue from Russell, who knows that you can admit to making some mistakes and being ignorant of some things and you can invite people into your space and learn from them.

sail-boat101  asked:

Hey, I was looking through the NDP website, but I couldn't find a lot on their stance on mental health. Is there anywhere else I can look?

Here’s the full BC NDP platform:

Below is all of the platform that focuses on Mental Health & Addiction:

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES

For the last 16 years Christy Clark and the BC Liberals have been out-sourcing much of our mental health and addictions services in the most expensive way possible. Instead of giving people the help and the care they need, Christy Clark leaves them to go through a revolving door of acute care hospital visits and interactions with police and other first responders.

Because of the lack of services, many people suffering from acute mental illness and addictions also end up involved in the justice system. Up to 60 per cent of people incarcerated in BC suffer from mental illness, ad-diction, or both. Prisons are a costly and ineffective substitute for robust mental health and addictions treatment.

After years of BC Liberal neglect, John Horgan and the BC NDP will trans-form our mental health system by improving access, investing in early prevention and providing opportunities for intervention before problems get worse.

Whether someone is eight or 98, they need to have confidence that they only have to ask for help once to get the help they need fast, because mental health is as important as physical health.

Making mental health treatment and addictions support a priority

  • Our fragmented mental health and addictions system fails too many British Columbians. Bringing mental health and addictions into one ministry that serves all ages will help prevent adolescents nearing adulthood from losing services when they need them most.
  • We will address the fragmented mental health care system. We will create a Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions to prioritise those patients, and ensure treatment is available, coordinated and effective for everyone who needs it.
  • This new ministry will work with the Ministry of Children and Families, the Ministry of Health, local governments, First Nations and the education and justice systems so patients get treatment early and effectively.
  • We will establish a long term plan so prevention activities and treatment can be secure and effective not just now, but into the future.

Early intervention and support

Transforming our mental health system means investing in early intervention and treatment of mental health and addictions issues. We know early intervention and prevention for children and adolescents results in measurable improvements. If identified and treated early, serious mental health issues can be dramatically mitigated.

Not only does acting early improve the quality of life of those struggling with mental illness and addictions and their families, it also costs less to treat these problems overall when they are well-managed from the start of treatment.

  • A BC NDP government will ensure children and youth have timely access to the full spectrum of mental health and addictions care in every region of the province.

Reaching people in need, where they are

  • When people are in crisis, they need immediate help. A BC NDP government will take an “Ask Once, Get Help Fast” approach to mental health and addictions. No one should be left waiting for months for the most basic of mental health services.
  • We will ensure students can access specially trained adolescent mental health professionals within the school system, where early identification and support can lead to healthier lives and prevent a lifetime of illness.
  • We will recognize the hard work of community-based and not-for-profit services in improving the lives of those with mental health and addictions and expand support for these services.

Evidence-based treatment

Up to 60 per cent of people who struggle with addiction also experience other mental health challenges. The current system often treats addiction separately from mental health, with large gaps in services. A BC NDP government would bring these services together to better help those in need.

An evidence-based system of care for people living with addiction issues includes equal access for concurrent disorders.

  • We will provide access to a wide range of evidence-based and regulated treatment, including licensing our current recovery house system, enhancing supports post-detox, and improving access to harm reduction options that save lives.
  • While the focus will be on community-based treatment, there is a segment of the population that will only improve with more intensive, residential-based treatment. We will reopen facilities on the Riverview lands to provide residential care where needed.

TACKLING THE OVERDOSE CRISIS

“We lost 914 people to overdoses last year. Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends and partners were stolen away from those they loved. We need to work together on this issue. Think of wildfires. We never wait to check the budget before putting the fires out. We get at it right away.” - John Horgan, CBC Jan. 30, 2017

When people are in trouble they need help right away. It is our commitment to provide that help fast, when and where people need it. That kind of response has been missing from the Christy Clark government’s approach to the overdose crisis. The results have been devastating for families and communities.

In the Fraser Health region alone in 2016 there were more than 3,000 suspected opioid overdoses attended to in emergency rooms.

And the problem continues. In just one week this year, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services responded to 174 overdose calls. A year after the BC Liberal health minister declared the rising number of overdoses in our province to be an emergency there is little evidence that Christy Clark’s government is treating it like one.

“There’s no government centre where you can call and say okay, my son or daughter is addicted. What do I do? Where do I turn? There is nothing. There’s no guidance.” - Michelle Jansen, who lost her son Brandon to fentanyl addiction, CFAX, Nov 14, 2016

Families need support to get their loved ones the help they need. And the help they need has to be there for them. When people are ready to get help for their addictions, we need to be ready to support them.

“We don’t have a city where if somebody is addicted to drugs and they need help and they come forward to a police officer, or just want to self-report and get help, they don’t have anywhere to go - and there’s long waiting lists.” - Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer, Vancouver Courier, Nov. 24, 2016

A BC NDP government will take bold action to tackle the overdose crisis

  • We will establish a province-wide strategy to ensure the widest possible availability of life-saving naloxone kits with people trained to use them.
  • We will provide more support to police efforts to disrupt the supply chain through measures to break up the major drug rings and send the perpetrators to trial.
  • We will push for increased penalties for drug dealers who knowingly distribute death-dealing drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil.
  • We will establish a special initiative with First Nations leaders and their communities to provide additional assistance where the impact of the crisis is greatest.
  • And we will increase support for first responders, including counselling for PTSD and work-related stress.

And some general points on Mental Health sprinkled through the document:

  • Provide faster access to mental health services, when and where people need it.
  • We will emphasize prevention and early treatment for all health issues, including mental health and addictions.
  • We will establish Urgent Family Care Centres across BC to improve your access to doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, dieticians, pharmacists, mental health workers, midwives, occupational therapists and other health care providers.
  • We will make mental health counselors available where schools identify a need so children can get the help they need, when they need it.
  • We will partner with the federal government, local municipalities, agencies and community groups to create an immediate homelessness action plan, which includes a provincial poverty reduction plan. We will ensure that initiatives in other areas such as mental health, social assistance, justice, safety, health, and more are tied into the action plan.
Donald Trump banning transgender people from being in the military?! | The Truth

Yes, Trump is banning trans people from being in the army. Know why? No, it’s not to be an evil transphobe. Transgender people have gender dysphoria. A mental disorder which results in suicide 30% of the time. Why would have a person who is unstable in the army? You wouldn’t. That’s why Autistic people and ADHD people aren’t allowed in the British army. They have mental disorders and are unstable. Therefore, unfit for the army.

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Prince Harry’s interview for Bryony Gordon’s Mad World podcast

Prince William , Duke of Cambridge , Catherine , Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will visit the White Garden , inspired by Diana , Princess of Wales to pay tribute to the late Princess , 20 years after her death at Kensington Palace on August 30th 2017 in London , England 🌹👼 -August 23rd 2017.
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Photo : Prince William , Duke of Cambridge , Catherine , Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales during an event to announce plans for Heads Together ahead of the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon at ICA in London , England 💫 -January 17th 2017.
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Amazing Royal trio 💞😍💙.