Posts tagged mental health.
In a potentially seismic move, the National Institute of Mental Health - the world’s biggest mental health research funder, has announced only two weeks before the launch of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual that it will be “re-orienting its research away from DSM categories”. In the announcement, NIMH Director Thomas Insel says the DSM lacks validity and that “patients with mental disorders deserve better”.
WOW WOW WOW YESSSSSSSSS
well that was unexpected.
I’ve been getting a lot of these lately, and I guess I just want you all to know what I think when I read them.
This is beautiful.
One of the most succinct, poignant, hopeful, and understanding ways of describing people fighting their way back from the brink I have ever seen, and all told with a great analogy I hope makes it more understandable to those who haven’t experienced it.
there’s this sort of underlying expectation of people with depression that we have to at least be really deep and introspective and interesting and cool and cultured and talented and artistic and fucked up in a beautiful way
otherwise we’re just nothing
unglamorously mentally ill forever.
my depression is pretty gross and unattractive 99% of the time like today