Tagged: Mental Health

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Self-injury & Me

Trigger warning: This post discusses self-injury, sometimes known as “cutting,” even though not all self-injury involves cutting. I’ve tried to avoid dwelling on the exact details of my own self-injury practices, but I do allude to them.


A Cultural History of Anemia

I began to wonder, could that ancient diagnosis of hysteria really just be anemia mixed with a distrust of women’s sexuality?

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Pushed Over the Edge

What sort of bullying conduct would cross a threshold into criminality? It certainly seems that a person who sets out to drive a person to their death and succeeds should face some sort of punishment.

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We Don’t Really Care Why

I don’t know the answer. I just know we will never find it because we can’t leave our corners.

The Unhappy Hooker

I may still be an anxious worrywart, but my neck has never been warmer.

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Linky Friday: Mental Health

Linky Friday, Ordinary Times’ weekly tradition of links to stories from around the world and across the web. This week, a focus on mental health to read, share, and discuss.

It’s Spooky Season: The Weston State Hospital

If any place is haunted, certainly the Weston State Hospital is-if not by ghosts, than at least by the stain of human suffering that took place within the walls.

An Idiocy Sabbatical

Burt Likko undertakes to sample the life of an idiot.

Incarcerated with the madness

Abby Haglage has an article at the Daily Beast on the shocking number of incarcerated prisoners with mental health issues: In a new study by Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC), a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating barriers to treating...

How to Join a Social Circle & Make Friends in a Group

~by Rod Engelsman Note: I’d been mulling over a guest post on this topic for the last several days. Given the rumors surrounding the mental state of the perpetrator of last Friday’s horror in Connecticut,...