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1/ CW: Mental illness + depression

Thread: This is my story about my hospitalization and recovery Fall semester of my Senior year October 2018: I had to put my life on hold, and I could no longer hide my struggles with mental illness anymore.
2/ One thing I wish I learned earlier before recovery was that the system is the system was not built for folks that struggle with mental health + mental illness. I spent so much energy trying to fight it – a lot of it was due to internalized ableism.
3/ Hospitalization opened my eyes – I was going down a path overworking and perfection that was not sustainable and lead me to destruction. That week, I slowly transitioned from denial and self-hatred to acceptance of my conditions.
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CW / mental illness, suicide

Thread: This is my story of being diagnosed with severe depression, bipolar (II), panic, and anxiety disorders in the middle of my undergraduate career while prioritizing my grades and work over my mental health and well-being. 1/
2/ I always struggled with anxiety and situational depression throughout my life and childhood. I was able to cope with these things and compartmentalize them because mental health and illness is stigmatized and is a ‘taboo’ in Mexican American culture. I hid it the best I could.
3/ Entering a math & physics-intensive major as one of the first in my family to pursue STEM, I felt like I was sinking before I was swimming. I had no idea what to do or how to do it. Based on my experiences in my culture, we believe working hard and doing it ourselves.
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🚨ALERT🚨 Medical professionals understand why it's misleading & unethical to say #psychedelics are a #cure for any health condition. In this @CNBC video, @C_Angermayer (@atai_life) says #ibogaine has the "potential to completely cure addiction" 🧵 1/8
Though it's true some patients in recent #psychedelic clinical trials did not meet diagnostic criteria for their treatment-resistant condition after therapy, many still felt lingering symptoms of their condition afterward. Unfortunately, #PsychedelicsArentSilverBullets. 2/8
Medical professionals understand the distinction between #cures and #treatments. The term cure "refers to a complete restoration of health". Treatments are reserved for medical interventions which aim to control symptoms (think "effective treatment”) 3/8

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Today at uni we watched a video of a GP consult with a woman who was presenting with low mood, poor sleep, not eating well, and a recent pay cut at work. The GP used the PHQ-9. We were asked what we felt the next steps should be. People were talking about CBT and medication.. 1/
.. individual self-help, support groups etc. No one seemed to understand that integral lifestyle factors such as sleep, eating, and having enough money to pay your bills have the most significant effect on one's mood. Is it because we're studying ClinPsy that people are 2/
already moulded into assuming 'depression' as its own medical entity unrelated to the clear factors in the patient's life that needed addressing. According to our lecturer 'sleep is the new thing' that is currently being addressed as important as opposed to being 'something 3/
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When I see this tweet, I get a sick feeling I’m the pit of my stomach. The way I read this, is, “Kids are killing themselves in #AISD,” and if Meagan, the counseling coordinator for secondary education is sending up #flares like this in #ATX it must be bad, because she’s polished
Does anyone realize that #Suicides in the schools are not reported in the news? They are very #confidential Why? They are #minors AND school officials are trying to prevent #copycat #suicides.
Yep, when kids hear about #Suicide they think about doing it too. Kids in the #ATX are in trouble. This isn’t Meagan talking. This is me. I know what #mentalhealth crisis means.
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Excellent @wellcometrust reports about #MentalHealth are like buses, you wait for one and then two come along at once 🚐🚐. Time for a thread 🧵:
The first report summarises what we’ve learned so far about the evidence for active ingredients of effective interventions for youth #anxiety and #depression: wellcome.org/reports/what-s…
It's a fascinating report and covers interventions spanning the cellular to the societal: from gut microbiome 🧪 to engagement with the arts 🎭, from reducing levels of inflammation in the body📉 to neighbourhood cohesion 🏘️
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BASIL-C19 Trial. Targeting social isolation, loneliness & depression in older people. 🧵on our #UrgentPublicHealth trial during COVID. just published in @PLOSMedicine!
journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/a…
TL:DR COVID has increased social isolation, & risk of depression & toxic loneliness. A behavioural intervention helped older ppl maintain social interaction & networks. strong signal of effect in reducing loneliness. bigger trial underway. NHS is amazing. Image
Our #COVID19 trials programme is called Behavioural Activation in Social Isolation (BASIL), and here is a dodgy video of me:
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🧵(@manijadegarcia) Whew, responding to the twitter chat from yesterday stirred up a lot for me. After a break I will return to discuss some ideas for survival, stress management, joy & healing. I used the acronym ACCESS to organize the ideas.

#DEHEM21 #TainoSalud
BRB

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(@manijadegarcia) #Acceptance is a key feature of many eastern belief systems (e.g. #Buddhism & #YogaPhilosophy) & shows up in some Western therapies (e.g. #mindfulness #ACT & #RadicalAcceptance in #DBT).

Acceptance has many layers that apply to #MentalHealth & #Disability

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(@manijadegarcia) Important point: #acceptance does NOT mean to agree with or like something. It's about doing your best to accept the REALITY of something, including the emotions it may stir.

Acceptance may not always feel good, but I have found it to be good for me.

3/
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We want to share some tips and reminders on how to deal with climate anxiety and grief. We also want to remind you that you're not alone. 🫂🌎❤️

#ClimateCrisis #Anxiety #MentalHealth #SelfCare

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Whether you witness it from your window or from your computer, the #ClimateCrisis can feel overwhelming.

Although the most common phrase to describe this is ‘climate anxiety’, @Carolinehickma from @ClimatePsychol thinks we should be saying ‘climate empathy’ instead.

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Being ‘climate empathetic’ is actually a good thing.

Being empathetic with the Earth means we understand the problem and want to help. It can drive us to take action. It's esp. useful when a critical mass of people is needed to have an impact, like in a campaign group.

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Dankbar für dieses Feedback auf den #Burnout-Beitrag gestern.

"..bis zum Kaputt-Funktionieren" Das ist so wahr. Seit ich - meines neuen Herzensbusinesses wegen - noch etwas mehr in diese #MentalHealth Bubble eingetaucht bin, musste ich mit Schrecken feststellen, … 1/x
wie stark sie sich selber stigmatisiert. Teilweise sind die Inhalte so toxisch ("Nur positiv denken", "Das ist alles nur in deinem Kopf" etc.). Dass ich echt besorgt bin, ob nicht einfach viele auf einen Trend aufgesprungen sind. Das ist ziemlich sicher die Folge fehlender… 2/x
Psychoedukation und Erfahrung.

Solche Beiträge sind deshalb so wichtig, auch wenn sie weniger leicht verdaulich sind als das Meiste auf Linkedin.“

Teil 1 Ende, mehr in Kommentaren zum verlinkten Artikel gestern.

Ich nehme das auch so wahr. Immer mehr Leute sind im Bereich 3/x
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Many thanks to the awesome ladies at @IWS_Network for the chance to share my #immigrant #womanofcolour #womaninscience👩🏽‍🔬story throughout this week as part of their Voices Without Frontiers program!
iwsnetwork.ca/voices-without…
#IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM
I was born in #Guyana 🇬🇾
➡️ Amerindian name meaning “Land of Many Waters”.
➡️small in size (<800, 000 people), rich in natural resources
➡️only English-speaking country in South America
➡️Diversity of people with amazing cultural mix @IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM ImageKaieteur Falls - world's la...Photo Source: Guyana Times
Genetically I’m Indian - ancestors brought to ‘British Guiana’ from India during colonial times to work on #sugarplantations.

Culturally I’m #Caribbean as #Guyana shares historical and cultural ties with other Anglo-Caribbean countries.

@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM East Woman in the Anglo-Car...
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NIRVANA KAAL
Most of us face same situation regularly situation at certain intervals. In this situation you don’t want to do anything, don’t want to talk with anyone, getting frustrated on every little things, don’t want to engage with anyone ,

#Mentalhealth
just scrolling & scrolling on social media, searching for new movies and series but nothing works. Life becomes नीरस. I used to call it NIRVANA KAAL

Among many other reasons I have pointed out 3 main reasons causing this situation:
1-Procrastination
2-Monotonous Life
3-Job Pressure (if have one)
All of this can be dealt with easly if you have good company of friends ( IT always works for me). Just spend the time with them, if possible.
#Mentalhealth
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Did you know that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can also affect children? The study linked below discusses identification of at-risk children. #ph260720 #child #trauma #mentalhealth
bmj.com/content/bmj/37…
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among children can lead to a wide array of behaviors with outcomes such as irritability, difficulty concentrating, and sleep issues (Danese et al., 2020) #ph260720 #child #trauma #PTSD

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A major risk factor in the development of PTSD among children is exposure to childhood trauma. “One in four trauma-exposed children develop PTSD by age of 18 years.” (Danese et al., 2020) #ph260720 #child #trauma #ptsd
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We have known about the link between homelessness and mental health for a LONG time. What do you think of this study? #ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth

Bassuk E, Rubin L, and Lauriat A. Is Homelessness a Mental Health Problem? Am J Psychiatry.
According to @Ntl_Homeless, the US conference of mayors has identified mental illness as the 3rd leading cause of homelessness in American cities.
#ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth
According to @NAMICommunicate 1 in 25 US adults experience serious mental illness. Do you personally know of anyone? #ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth
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A fitting send off in a place close to Matt’s heart, surrounded by those with whom he served, who loved & respected him. But seeing him lose his final battle, after winning so many others, is a tragic reminder that trauma doesn’t discriminate. Please don’t suffer in silence. #RIP
…a chestful of medals, professional accolades or national recognition mean nothing to those struggling with their mental health. We must eradicate the stigma of suffering from or seeking help for mental health challenges. If this is you, you’re absolutely NOT a burden.
There are so many amazing resources ready to support you. Please make the call.

#mentalhealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthMatters #support #community @CombatStress @samaritans @MindCharity
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Adverse Childhood Experiences have been talked about a lot, but not enough, not n relation to practical solutions
#AdverseChildhoodExperiences #ACEs #PositiveHealth #Healing #Health #PublicHealth #mentalhealth #ChildHealth #ph260720 images.app.goo.gl/G1w6sj9xhEwgVD…
Adverse Childhood Experiences can be growing up with a mentally ill parent, or a parent who went to prison, or being beaten up or watching your mother being beaten up at home or being subjected to sexual abuse.
#AdverseChildhoodExperiences #ACEs #mentalhealth #ph260720
Have you ever had an Adverse Childhood Experience as a child? If you have you are not alone.

#AdverseChildhoodExperiences #ACEs #mentalhealth #positivehealth #ph260720
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🧵: last night at 18:15, I was the victim (yeah, victim) of a Wellness Check by the #ACAB @lpsmediaoffice in #LdnOnt. At 16:00 my wife and I got into an argument. I left the house and went for a walk. Concerned about my safety (as I have previously attempted suicide), /1
She called the police to do a wellness check. At approximately 18:15, no fewer than 5 police cars and 8 police officers surrounded me in a Tim Horton’s parking lot. At this point, I am extremely anxious. /2
Numerous officers try to make small talk. I repeatedly tell them that I don’t want to “do this” - meaning that I don’t want to end up back at the hospital - especially this time as I am not actively suicidal. /3
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For #WorldMentalHealthDay I would like to draw attention to the crisis of incarceration of those with serious mental illnesses. More than 1/4 of men and well over half of women in #prison are diagnosed with some form of mental illness. This represents a huge societal failure. /1
Decades ago, people with #mentalillness whose families couldn't afford adequate treatment were warehoused in institutions in terrible conditions. Litigation forced them to close. They were supposed to be replaced with community based resources so people could get help at home. /2
As is typical in the US, these vital resources never materialized and many thousands of people with serious mental health needs were left with nowhere to turn. Over time, their #mentalillness was criminalized, and prisons became their new warehouses. nami.org/NAMI/media/NAM… /3
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#WorldMentalHealthDay
A THREAD.
The World Health Organization defines health as, "A state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity."
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➡️Mental health exists on a continuum from being mentally healthy with normal functioning where the person's biology is in harmony with environment and is able to live and work happily without much distress to being mentally ill wherein the person has a diagnosable disorder 2/n Image
➡️What are mental health disorders?

For understanding we can classify the mental health disorders as
P.S. Neurotic illnesses includes Depression, OCD, Anxiety spectrum disorders, etc.
Psychotic disorders include Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, etc.
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1. Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. A chance to talk about mental health & how we can better support good mental health. 
 
The past 18 months have impacted the country's mental health like never before. The number of people contacting the NHS for support is at a record high. 🧵
2. But thousands of people are going without the mental health support they need. Services are stretched, under-resourced and under-funded. 
 
There is just 1 psychiatrist working in the NHS for every 12,500 people.
news.sky.com/story/one-psyc…
3. Research by @drrosena found the number of mental health beds is down 25% on 2010. 
 
This means there's fewer beds for people reaching mental health crisis & more people are sent miles from home, away from their support network to receive care. 
 
theguardian.com/society/2021/j…
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So what shall we post & do on this #WorldMentalHealthDay
One ‘alter’ despairs over the rejection & disappointment we feel when we don’t get engagement in our efforts to generate awareness & improve the base of knowledge with people outside of our own #mentalhealth community.
But then the same alter & ‘I’ have this inner drive and passion to see change and also to support others who aren’t able to speak out. So on one hand we are like why do we bother, what’s the point, nothing changes. People have their own lives, they don’t want to hear heavy stuff
They’d rather spend time watching movies & TV or just getting on with what’s in front of them, their responsibilities and we don’t ‘blame’ them, we understand. But you see we don’t have a choice, like anyone dealing with serious ‘illness’ and/
or dealing with stigma of any kind
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