The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Brittany of … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Brittany – Part I
It's week #7 for the Working On Us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess. Visit her post to see the guidelines to participate. Content warning: This week's topic is suicidal ideation. Prompt #1 Questions Have you ever experienced suicidal thoughts? Have you ever attempted suicide? Were you ever hospitalized for a suicidal … Continue reading Working On Us – Week #7
I saw a post about this issue on Twitter recently, and it stirred up a pretty strong reaction for me. A man was writing about how he'd been advocating for his child to be able to have their cell phone on the psych ward, but this was flatly denied due to ward policy. As a … Continue reading Cell phones on psych wards – yea or nay?
The disturbing documentary God Knows Where I Am tells the story of Linda Bishop, and her death after being released from a state psychiatric hospital. The film includes readings from Linda's journal, and commentary from people who knew her, including her sister and her daughter. Their words powerfully captured the pain and frustration of a … Continue reading God Knows Where I Am: Death by mental illness
Stigma can be found in many places, even places where we might like to think it shouldn't be. One such place where I have found it is in government legislation, hence the title of this post, "legislated stigma". Mandatory reporting of hospitalized nurses As a registered nurse, my professional license is through the College of … Continue reading Legislated stigma
How does mental illness affect how we remember where we were when certain events happened?
How do issues like paternalism vs. autonomy affect the experience of being hospitalized on the psych ward?