general mental disorder

“But the psych community is still in debate about the validity of DID!”

“If you really had DID, you wouldn’t know it!”

“People with real DID can’t talk to their alters!”

“DID is soooo rare, you can’t possibly have it!”

“Self-diagnosis is not a valid–”

“I’m a psych major so –”

“I don’t believe you have DID!”

“But–”

shoutout to autistic folks who are told that their stimming, info-dumping and eccentric traits need to be cured rather than celebrated

shoutout to people with mental illnesses who are shamed for displaying ‘ugly’ and ‘bad’ symptoms instead of ‘cute’ and 'quirky’ symptoms

shoutout to everyone who is neurodivergent and doesn’t fit into the socially acceptable idea of 'weirdness’

you are all beautiful people who deserve to feel loved and valued!

I want to talk / muse about trauma / c/ptsd and how to write it, and how it influences people’ (characters’) interactions with each other and what are ways of bringing that into the story. But I don’t know what to talk about. I have so many thoughts and ideas about that topic. Anybody have something interesting to share on that general topic? Writing mental disorders? Tell me your thoughts. Or experiences. Or, y’know, questions. Let’s have a conversation on the anti-social social platform. :p 

hey hi i’m a personal/mental illness blog looking for some more people to follow!! so please like/reblog if you post mostly about any of the following (several would be a+)

  • dp/dr (depersonalization/derealization)
  • dissociation
  • szpd (schizoid personality disorder)
  • brainweird
  • chronic illness/pain
  • bipolar ii
  • bpd (borderline personality disorder)
  • general mental illness/neurodivergence 
  • personal blogs ok!!
  • basically if ur a mental illness blog i wanna check it out

Please know this is a sideblog, so I’d follow under a different url. thanks!!

Australia’s immigration laws are exceptional

No country in the world, especially not comparable countries such as the UK, Canada, New Zealand and the US, mandates the indefinite detention of children as the first policy option and then denies them effective access to the courts to challenge the necessity of their detention over months and even years…

34 percent of children detained in Australia and Christmas Island have a mental health disorder of such severity that they require psychiatric support. Fewer than 2 percent of children in the general community have mental health disorders of this severity.  We believe the rate to be even higher in Nauru.

Children are self-harming in detention at very high rates – over a 15 month period from 2013-2014, there were 128 incidents of self-harm amongst children.

During this same period there were 27 incidents of voluntary starvation involving children.

Children have been exposed to unacceptable levels of assault, including sexual assault and violence in detention. They often live with adults who are mentally unwell.

Children live in very cramped conditions where disease and fear spread quickly. On Christmas Island up to 4 people shared a tiny room of 2.5 x 3 metres

Leading this Inquiry has been a life changing experience for me… as I talked to a very young girl - as bright and eager as any Australian… she broke down in tears, not because her family had been killed by Al Shabaab in Somalia or because she is alone and scared, but because she has been denied an education for a year on Christmas Island.

—  Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, releasing their Forgotten Children report on children in immigration detention