Islam & why praying away mental illness doesn’t even make in-universe sense

I’ve been reading up on the history of psychiatry especially with regards to Muslim practices around it. And found this good summary article which goes into both the good & the bad. Especially how positive attitudes & practices in place a thousand years ago have fallen by the wayside. And also describes details of psychiatric […]

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People you meet…in the psych ward: part 1 – “how do you think I am?” & the wish sandwich

I’ve been meaning to write a post about interesting experiences I’ve had while being admitted inpatient to the psych ward. I’ve been procrastinating because perfectionism & lack of spoons. So I’ve decided to break it into chunks & offer vignettes in several posts about people I’ve met. The first person I’ll tell you about is […]

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Don’t Stay Thirsty, My Friends

New #POTS-y meme! I’m making posters to put on my walls to remind myself to drink more water This is the first one. Stay tuned for more! Realized this is the first time I’m writing on here about being a POTS-y but yes I have POTS – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Will be talking more […]

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Give-a-Shit Meter aka absurd medical leave fun

Inspired by this thread [https://twitter.com/onesickvet/status/1416159478672764931?s=21], apparently what I’ve spent the first night of my mental health medical leave making in Canva 🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ Disability community symptom focused toilet humour surpasses all other toilet humour I promise I will eventually make the tazillion other blog posts I plan to make that are more interesting & informative than […]

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PSA: Psychiatric Advance Directives

I’ve been seeing posts about psych/mental health issues getting exacerbated by the COVID-19 situation. And I’ve also seen many folks over the last few months suggesting making wills and advance directives etc. I wanted to draw attention to a lesser known type of health directive ppl with psychiatric health issues should consider making. It’s a […]

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