Last week, I heard in the news that the Vatican released a statement essentially saying that transgender identities simply doesn't exist. It seems unlikely to be a coincidence that this was done during Pride Month. Dismissing transgender identities brings to mind a similar question to what's raised by the abortion debate bubbling away in the … Continue reading Who gets to decide others’ identities?
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: sex vs. gender While the terms sex and gender are often used interchangeably, they actually have distinct meanings. The distinction between the two was first proposed by a sexologist in the 1950s, and it is now recognized by … Continue reading What is… sex vs. gender?
Check out this article I wrote on Psyche about how social beliefs around gender affect how we look at mental health and illness. https://psyche.media/the-gendering-of-mental-health
Having worked as a mental health nurse for many years, it would be easy to assume that I'm usually the one doing the teaching and my clients are usually doing most of the learning. That assumption would be completely wrong. Yes, I've learned a lot in school and through continuing education, plus I've learned a … Continue reading What I’ve learned from my “psych patients”