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There is no disputing the worldwide shortage of mental health professionals available to take up post, however, sometimes the facts get lost in debate. #Progress #MentalHealth
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When you are in a bad mental state having your self destructive behaviors pointed out is often not helpful. . . Since the goal is often self punishment. #mentalhealth #anxietydisorder
Anxiety tells you horrible things and makes you believe you are not worthy of love, even your own.
You may have feelings of self hatred or that you don’t even deserve basic comforts like food, rest, or love.
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On old maps, there are places labeled “Here Be Dragons” -- the unfamiliar, the unknown. As humans, our imagination spins fantasies to fill those empty spaces on the map and we are more likely to fill them with cautionary tales than with those of the fantastic.
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Don’t do X – you don’t know what’s there; you might get lost, hurt, killed, or thousands of other things which are not pleasant.

But time passes, and as people explore, there are fewer and fewer dragons left on the map.
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The unknown becomes familiar and now… we can see and interact with people and places on the other side of the world. The unknown is known and dragons and fear give way to understanding.
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@senatemajldr @potus @GOPChairwoman @GOP @senategopfloor @WhiteHouse @HouseGOP IGNORE THE MAYORS! its a knee-jerk reaction that tramples our rights and WILL NOT fix the underlying problem. #Guncontrol does nothing but control law abiding citizens 😡
The underlying problems include #mentalhealth; lack of #accountability; loss of #morality; removing #God from our communities; #relativity no more right or wrong; failure to enforce existing laws....
For decades citizens open carried and hung rifles in backs of trucks. We didn’t have problems because we knew right from wrong, had strong family units, neighbors looked out for each other, we had psychiatric hospitals, school kids were held accountable, & there were consequences
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Challenges #Entrepreneurs
Face & #stress in #startups making sense of recent events 1.Entrepeneurship is hard, fraught with high risk, never a straight line to success, every day pressures and many times bordering between total failure to huge potential success.... 1/n
..2/n 2.Emotional roller coaster that entrepreneur goes through can easily take its toll, as often within the same day, they go through huge swings of exhilaration and frustration. This needs strong mental ability to handle.
#startups #entrepreneur #Mentalhealth #stress.. 2/n
..3/n 3. It's very lonely at the top. With a need to project positive attitude and show strength to all the other stakeholders for the founder to do their job.There is no support or ecosystem that can help each other mutually.#startups
#entrepreneur #Mentalhealth #stress .. 3/n
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#Depression is one of the most common of all #mentalhealth problems. It is also one of the most treatable conditions.

Let's talk about adolescent depression
#DevComs

Image source: psychologytoday.com
@akinlabiJ @dreadnstyn @healthcommng @HealthontheLen1 @_iamperpetua @DebisiBusybee @iam_doctormayor @depressionarmy The adolescent stage is a critical stage.

Adolescents often deal with a lot of issues they are not equipped to deal with that might cause depression.

It is also worthy of note that adolescent pubertal changes also put a lot of strain on them which may also lead to depression
@akinlabiJ @dreadnstyn @healthcommng @HealthontheLen1 @_iamperpetua @DebisiBusybee @iam_doctormayor @depressionarmy If this stage is not managed with care the effects often last till adulthood, causing serious mental issues.

Situations that might cause depression in adolescents includes;
•Broken homes,
•peer pressure and bullying
•Academic expectations or learning disabilities
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Please read the work by disabled people on why this rhetoric & conflation is harmful to the disability community @AndrewYang & everyone else giving their hot takes on the
#ElPasoShooting

#CripTheVote #ableism #sanism #MentalHealth #SuckItAbleism #ElPaso
By @MADtastically & @Azza_Alt:

Efforts to Address Gun Violence Should Not Include Increased Surveillance

americanprogress.org/issues/disabil…

By @Imani_Barbarin:

Ableism Is the Go-To Disguise for White Supremacy. Too Many People Are Falling for It.

rewire.news/article/2018/1…
By @sesmith:

Don’t Blame the Mentally Ill. Blame the Guns.

thenation.com/article/dont-b…

Video from @RootedInRights:

People With Mental Health Disabilities Shut Down Dangerous Ideas About Gun Violence

rootedinrights.org/video/people-w…
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People who didn't know much about Marianne #Williamson Googled her after the debate the other night.

Here's a summary of her views on #vaccines, #AIDS, and...Darth Vader.

Oh, yes, it's related.

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That's really in her book "A Return to Love" (1992).

Here's a picture of the actual words in the book. #FridayThoughts
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Here she is denying that she said #depression is a #scam, then backpedaling and saying she was wrong to say it.
3 of 4 #Mentalhealth #stigma
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I'm having a watch of last nights @C4Dispatches "Young, British and Depressed. I'm going to share some thoughts as I go along. The programme was on the UK's Channel 4 for any none UK folks channel4.com/programmes/dis…
@C4Dispatches First thought is: children's #mentalhealth and young adults mental health isn't the same thing. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and mainstream mental health services are different beasts. 'Young people' is an artificial construct here. 13 and 30 are very different
@C4Dispatches In the intro the film cuts from a video diary/vlog type bit of footage saying there's no help out there' to voice over asking 'have young people become over reliant on antidepressants?' as if these two questions were naturally linked. They aren't, unless you want to make a point
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This talking about #mentalhealth and social media suggests that social media has led us to be unhappy because we see others unrealistically. I'd argue that the change between 2000 and now is more that we see each other more clearly and that confuses and discomforts us
Being able to see others we've never met, in real time, I'd suggest shook many people's long held ideas about what other people are actually like. Far from a retreat from reality, I think social media has instead been a constant cold splash of awful reality.
I mean, social media as the wellspring of unrealistic expecations about life? Does no one remember what used to be on telly before the 2000s? Or in glossy magazines? Social media, I think, has encouraged us all to think of ourselves as participants in a much bigger world
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I'm supporting a neighbour through #ESA assessment #dwp #maximus homevisit denied despite written medical evidence he has #agorophobia severe anxiety chronic depression #mentalheath
If he can't go all #benefits stopped he has young children #poverty
#classwar #dwpmurders #JC4PM
Thanku everyone for your lovely replies I'll update u soon just nipping to sit with Barry while his partner goesmto go as she is I'll with the stress of it all
I appreciate all your support xxxx
Gp not go x
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For once, I’ll bring a topic which is important to me but everything except funny: Let’s talk about #MentalHealth. As some of you may know, I have (among other things) #ADHD. Most of the time, I would say that it is something I like about myself. But today, I’m exhausted.
I’m exhausted because of a brain which does not know how to slow down, how to stop doing things constantly, how to organise everything and how to maintain contact with people in an healthy and sane way.
I’m exhausted because when I have emotions, I cannot moderates these. It’s all or nothing, it’s either looping for hours or days, or just not existing at all. I’m also exhausted because I cannot stop my work. I’m passionate, so my work is in my brain 24h per day, all week long.
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So yesterday we may have saved a life in the local community pharmacy yesterday.
#MentalHealth

THREAD...
It was an extremely busy afternoon in the normally quiet pharmacy. I was checking nomad trays in the back breaking off every 5 minutes to check waiting prescriptions.
Whilst in the checking room, my counter assistant approached me asking if I could see this patient as she was a little unsure as to what to do. The patient had mentioned to her that they had been suffering from anxiety and wished to buy something for it.
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It is a monumental challenge to sit with fatphobia and its associated ills: societal pressures, institutional stigmas and barriers, the trappings of diet culture and all that I have internalized in a lifetime.
Even though I participated in a medically approved and mandated weight-loss program at the hospital, I was critical of it and the perpetuation of diet culture. My focus was different from my cohort. I was surprised I wasn’t kicked out of the hospital’s program, to be honest.
But here is the thing: I WAS STILL steeped in diet culture, albeit by the sidelines. From my family to friends, to my supportive management team and colleagues, it was a group effort. From shock to amazement at my efforts, they cheered me on and supported me as I lost 56 lbs.
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A good friend of mine has OCD. She wanted a forum to talk about it anonymously in the hope that it might help another person. So here is a long thread where I have copied her account in verbatim #Mentalhealth #OCD 1/32
There is an old song by Frank Sinatra Called me and my shadow, I think this sums up OCD perfectly. It has the potential to be there and all it needs is that little bit of sunshine and there it is.
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OCD is a phrase that is thrown around so much that the actual meaning can be lost, oh you're so OCD because you checked the car was locked isn't quite the same as you have been testing all the doors on your car for the last 10 mins and feel an overwhelming need to stay until 3
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I have been trying to get answers from top tier candidates for several months on their stance on #disability. #HillaryClinton had broad policy & #disabled people on her team in 2016. ONE in FOUR Americans has a disability. We are THE largest minority in America.
#CripTheVote
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For those who need a template for a candidate on #disability, here was #HillaryClinton in 2016. We should expand on that, not move backwards.

hillaryclinton.com/issues/disabil…
#CripTheVote
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And there is #HillaryClinton's archived policy, which included #autism, #Alzheimers, #disabilityrights, #mentalhealth, universal healthcare for all, #HIV/#AIDS, paid medical leave, Social Security and Medicare protections, addictions & substance abuse.

hillaryclinton.com/issues/
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Just got a #Step1 question wrong and I want to talk about it. The question asked about a pediatric patient who came in with RBC casts, facial puffiness, after having had a scabby-pustular rash a month prior...
I knew that this was likely post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (facial puffiness = Na and H2O retention, casts = damage from immune deposition). I knew the rash was probably impetigo, which is mostly caused by staph aureus, but can occasionally be caused by strep...
I knew all of that and figured the most likely culprit was group A strep (s. pyogenes), which was correct. But that wasn't the question... The question was what characteristic the culprit bug would exhibit:...
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#mentalillness #mentalhealth
Ein Thread über kritische Psychotherapie und kritischen Umgang mit Psychotherapie.
Psychotherapie ist kein Allheilmittel, welches ich 2 Wochen nehme und dann ist alles gut. Sie muss reflektiert werden, so wie unser Umgang mit psych. Krankheiten auch.
#mentalillness #mentalhealth
Was klar sein MUSS: Jede psychische Erkrankung ist anders. Meine Depression ist nicht wie deine Depression. Keine PTBS ist wie eine Andere. PUNKT.
Zweiter Fakt: Therapeut*innen sind Menschen. Ergo: Potential zum scheiße sein.
#mentalillness #mentalhealth
Bevor hier 1 Mensch ankommt und meint, ich hätte keine Ahnung: Ich bin langjährig psychisch krank, kenne Therapie und Klinikaufenthalte und - anders als Viele - höre ich anderen psychisch Kranken zu.

Denn: Zuhören ist Gold wert! ♥
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So first I'll disclose to be absolutely transparent. For the handful of my twitter peeps that personally know me, y'all already know that I have a million jobs. I always have and I'm not sure if or when that will change. At this point I'm convinced its just a part of who I am 🤷🏾‍♀️
I started working at 14 and have worked consistently since. It hasn't always been traditional work but it was important to me to stay busy and have multiple streams of income to support my expensive shopping habits and later as a young adult to SAVE.
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TW: Suicide

I strongly recommend you watch the documentary, #Avicii: True Stories. The documentary tells the story of DJ, musician and songwriter Tim Bergling better known as Avicii. Charts his meteoric rise but quickly shows...
the extreme stress and pressure he was under. The touring took its toll physically and mentally and at various points he said the touring would kill him. He said he felt like he was very unwell. Fast forward 6 months after documentary released and he was lost to suicide. (...)
This pressure is leading to extreme stress and burnout, with far too many young musicians being lost due to the celebration of a culture steeped in alcohol, drugs etc. where they are expected to tour all year round. (...)
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( $BCE shareholders & #Advertisers partnering with #Bell media )
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TARGET #ADVERTISERS who fund & support #business practices of #Bell Canada #BCE #Telecom #CRTC #elxn43 #partnerships #competition BOYCOTTS are a tool for holding a company accountable for actions against workers, consumers, communities, minorities, animals or the environment. It is marketplace democracy in action. Consumers voting with their money for social and economic change. (BELL MEDIA LOGO) - Lack of public accountability, no adherence to regulations, unfair business practice. WARNING TO ADVERTISERS
Which #Business (paying #Bell Media through #Advertisements on #CTV),
do you think Canadians should #Boycott first?

Here are three that #advertise daily with #Bell_Media
Rewarding $BCE Shares by unethical business practices?
Bell answers to none of their customers. #CHANGE Partnerships and Advertisers that are willing to share their reputation with Bell Canada KIA Canada, JEEP, BluenoseRV Center Bridgewater NS and more
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@Priyanka_Dayal What is confirmed here is that @UHC “put the bottom line above [Kate Weissman] as a patient.” @Priyanka_Dayal, you have helped place health payers on notice. Denials for proton therapy and violations of ERISA will not stand. The status quo is unsustainable and #change is coming.
@Priyanka_Dayal @UHC Very smart person right here 👇🏻
@Priyanka_Dayal @UHC Most painful abt certain aspects of the piece is attempt to provide legitimacy to insurance practices that violate the law & deny millions of valid health claims. Lending credence to hackneyed industry arguments is, to quote a federal judge, “immoral and barbaric.” #protontherapy
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I am extremely proud to have had a hand in creating these new #RealConvo Guides from @afspnational for #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. They each offer practical information anyone can use. Links in the replies.
How to Start (and Continue!) a Conversation About #MentalHealth
afsp.org/how-to-start-a…
If Someone Tells You They’re Thinking About #Suicide
afsp.org/if-someone-tel…
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