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This Week in Mentalists – The Maternal Retirement Edition

¡Hola de las Islas Canarias, amigos! And a warm welcome to this week’s TWIM. This one may be a little shorter than those of my usual standard – my holiday can largely be blamed for this – but frankly that’s no bad thing, is it? Possible triggers in this edition of TWIM: child abuse, infertility, […]

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1 in 2 and 77.7p – some numbers

Originally posted on zedkat:
[Content note: discusses violence against women]   There are more disabled women than men in the UK. In 2010/11, there were 6.1 million disabled women (20%) and 5.4 million men (18%). 6.1 million women, 20%. And yet, to listen to mainstream UK feminism, you would hardly know it. This post is…

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This Week in Mentalists – The ‘I See What You Did There’ Edition

Good Sunday to you, good people. [pointless introductory paragraph redacted due to pointlessness of pointless introductory paragraph] Ready for TWIM? Yes? All systems go, then… This edition doesn’t have that many triggers, but do be aware of general discussion relating to weight, religion and psychiatric balls-ups, as well as more in-depth discussion regarding death and online […]

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This Week in Mentalists – The Late Late Edition

I know it’s well past the weekend. I know a new one is almost imminently due. I know I should have done this days ago. I could explain myself – for various reasons I was so busy over the last few days (yes!) and I simply forgot about this round-up – but instead please accept my […]

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On Quitting Blogging

It is one year tomorrow since I quit blogging at Confessions of a Serial Insomniac, which was my online home for three full years of chaotic mental illness and trauma therapy. With the blog, the entity ‘Pandora’ effectively died; yes, I maintain a presence here, but this is a collaborative blog covering various mental health-related […]

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This Week in Mentalists – Ed Balls Ed Balls Hyundai Ed Balls Edition

Afternoon, all. I can’t think of an interesting introduction – those of you who’ve read ones I’ve written before probably doubt that I ever can – so, I’ll just say that I hope you’ve had a pleasant weekend, whatever you’ve been at, and get onto the point. Please be advised that this edition of TWIM contains […]

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Writing Helps You Confront Who You Really Are

Hi everyone. This is a guest post from Natasha, who recently started writing poetry as a means of exploring her mental health problems. Here she explains how she has found the pursuit therapeutic. The titular statement of this post was brought to my attention at a workshop I attended. it resonated with me for many […]

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Originally posted on zedkat:
So, another day another article about mental health illustrated with a classic stock image. This inspired a hunt of similar stories due to the sense of familiarity with the image used. As such, I bring you the official news outlet approved guide to doing madness. All of these images are taken…

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#ESAEndGame – Get Involved In & Spread the Word About a New #SpartacusReport

@suey2y (Sue Marsh) is at it again. Despite her own significant ill health, she has campaigned relentlessly for the rights and dignity of benefit claimants, and is now at the helm of a new initiative gathering stories of hundreds of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants to present to the mainstream media – a second Spartacus […]

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