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Some thoughts about #MentalHealthAwareness week, as someone who's paid to be aware of other people's mental health, as well as someone who has their own MH issues.
Despite all the advertising, lots of us struggle to recognise our own emotions and how our body interprets them. It took me a long time to realise my symptoms of anxiety as they weren't in the standard bullet points you see in infographics.
Neurodivergence, cultural suppression of healthy emotional responses, trauma etc can all make our understanding of our own
emotions and other people's feelings really hard! And this can increase distress overall.
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1/7 Rejection Sensitivity (alt text in picture descriptions) Slide 1: Title of “Rejection Sensitivity” in a multicolo
2/7 Rejection Sensitivity Slide 2: Main text reads: “Rejection Sensitivity, or Rejec
3/7 Rejection Sensitivity Slide 3: Title of: “Experiencing Rejection Sensitivity”
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1/8 Situational Mutism Pt. 2 (alt-text in picture descriptions) Slide 1: "Situational Mutism is all about the situation
2/8 Situational Mutism Pt. 2 Slide 2: "Mute around crowds or in front of a lot of pe
3/8 Situational Mutism Pt. 2 Slide 3: "Mute around strangers or with new people"
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1/5 Situational Mutism Pt. 1 (alt text in picture descriptions) Slide 1 - title "Situa...
2/5 Situational Mutism Pt. 1 Slide 2 - title "Situa...
3/5 Situational Mutism Pt. 1 Slide 3 - title "Be Ac...
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The aim of this ride is to raise awareness on Mental Welness and health; and the fact that suicide is not the solution to life's problems.
The theme of #WSPD2022 is “Creating hope through action.” It calls for collective action to address suicide prevention. ImageImage
Meaning that all of us - family, friends, co-workers, community, educators, religious leaders, healthcare professionals, politicians & governments - have a crucial role to play and actually can take action to prevent suicides. ImageImageImageImage
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✨🧵THREAD ON ACES (ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES)🧵✨ how trauma and your upbringing can affect literally EVERYTHING. 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
Y’all still sleep? It’s NOON!
Hold on y’all I’m doing some consultations for NEW CLIENTS ✨✨✨🥰
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🧵Ever wonder what therapists use for #Suicide prevention? We asked: therapists use current best practices (~90%) BUT ~40% of clinicians endorse contracts for safety, no-harm contracts, &/or no-suicide contracts (not good!) #MentalHealthAwareness link👇 1/7 #psychtwitter
We asked mental health (MH) clinicians & MH allies (teachers, #FirstResponders, peer support) what Best Practices (Crisis Response Planning & Safety Plan) & Contraindicated Practices (contract 4 safety, no-harm contract, &/or no-suicide contract) they use. 2/7
Mental health allies endorsed the Best Practices & Contraindicated Practices at lower rates than mental health clinicians. This leaves room for more training on best practices with a focus on removing interventions that don’t help. #PeerToPeer #PeerSupport 3/7
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I’ve heard this said about my son on more than one occasion, “he seems to think he can do what he wants, and doesn’t have to do something if he doesn’t want to.”

Um, well, yes.

He’s a human being after all, with free will and autonomy.

#GentleParenting #Parenting #WritersLift
Certainly all of our actions have consequences, and I mean naturally-occurring consequences, not adult-imposed punishments.

medium.com/neurodiversifi…

#MediumWriter #MediumBlogger #ParentingBlog #ParentingTips #ParentingAdvice #MentalHealthAwareness #ADHDAwareness #Oppositional
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Mental health symptoms in men might include:

•Anger and Aggressiveness
•Irritability
•Frustration
•Substance misuse
•Trouble concentrating
•Persistent feelings of worry
Engagement in high-risk activities
•Unusual behaviour that concerns others or gets in the way of daily life
•Suicidal Thoughts

If you’re experiencing any of the above or your symptoms are not listed here but you feel the need to reach out for help,
send us a DM we will book you an appointment with a psychiatrist or psychologist.

#mentalhealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MenToo #HealthTips
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CW: Suicidal Ideation A 🧵

I have suffered with suicidal ideation for most of my adult life. It obviously stems from my childhood abuse and was reinvigorated following my motor vehicle accident and after Millie was murdered.

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#MentalHealthAwareness Image of sad female. Above ...
Whilst I have been in the passive stage for many years now, I have had multiple active stages as some close to me are aware of.

Following most of those episodes I was hospitalised.

2/ Passive Vs. Active Suicidal...
There are many reasons, environments and interactions (often innocuous to witnesses or participants) that can trigger the active state.

I give much thanks to my medication being supplemented with lithium that has prevented me following through with my plans.

3/ Image
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Today marks the end of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, and we'd like to say a word on mental health in #tech.

51% of tech workers have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. By contrast, 19.1% of U.S. adults experience mental illness.

How can we change that? THREAD 🧵
Above all, we've got to open up about our struggles.

In this thread, 3 of our #founders talk openly about their mental health and tools that help them maintain it - tackling issues such as burnout, work-life balance and fear of failure.

Let's see what they have to say.
Founder & CEO of @KairnApp, @patbsci, recommends writing something down when it bothers you, daily.

"If it consistently bothers me 7 days in a row, then it means it’s not going away", she says. "Do something to change it, don’t let it eat away your energy."
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7 things which really helped me in changing my #life altogether for GOOD!!

A Thread...

Like & retweet!!!

#healthy #HealthForAll #health #HealthyEating #wealth #finance #personalgrowth #investing #Investment #lifestyle
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Spending less than u earn..

This is simple but yet a POWERFUL statement to stick in ur mind.
It helps u to stay with no #debt and be in #debtfreecommunity which brings immense peace and can focus on ur #happiness rather than earning mindlessly to clear ur debt.
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Investing every month.

Keep #investing a small amount of ur earnings - expenses in a medium which can beat #inflation.

@RichifyMeClub is a great person to promote this a lot.. ❤️
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#TexasSchoolMassacre happened after a kid dropped out at #Ulvade . #SalvadorRamos was bullied
#SalvadorRamos only just turned 18. Failed to graduate.
Shared information about obtaining weapons
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Last month, I conducted a survey on the well-being of professionals exposed to online extremist and terrorist content.
I will share more detailed results with you next week, but the Buffalo attack compels me to share some of my findings and advice already. 🧵 1/
#MentalHealth
The first and most important tip is to ask yourself if you truly need to watch the video. (You most likely don't ...) (According to my survey, 10+ hours of weekly exposure significantly increases the likelihood of sleep disturbances, nightmares, cynicism, overprotection, etc.) 2/
I am in the final stages of planning a conference on Gamification, Hate Speech, and Extremism (docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI…
), and I read that the attacker admires the Christchurch shooter, posted a manifesto, and live-streamed the attack. 3/
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Last week I was dismissed from my role as class teacher on grounds of ill health capabilities. Now that it's been shared in the community I can begin to process it. A career I only ever dreamt of ended abruptly and it is quite honestly heartbreaking. #LongCovid
I feel it's important sharing how it feels because, especially as teachers, we are often 'fine'/have hard exterior but sometimes life throws something you can't control at you. Heading into #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek just know it's ok for things to be tough. #LongCovid
I am proud of myself that I've tried to keep on top of my mental health even when the physical has been so debilitating the past 18 months. But thanks to the hard work I'd put into my mind pre-covid, for other reasons, I really think those skills have kept me going. #Longcovid
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If you have trouble accepting that adoption involves complex & chronic developmental trauma because it makes you feel badly about using adoption as a “solution” to abortion, it’s time to re-evaluate your beliefs.
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#RoeVWade #RoeVsWade #abortion #adoption #MentalHealthAwareness
Without trauma-informed services, it’s very difficult to ensure the stability of as many adoptive families as possible. If you only care that kids are adopted but don’t care if they achieve safety & stability post-adoption, you don’t belong in this life-altering conversation.
To add for fellow activists - yes family preservation comes first. In the case of my message here, adopted kids continue to be created and continue to struggle post-adoption. And I *have* to provide & fight for post-adoption support & societal understanding on their behalf.
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Coaches-Right now, our student-athletes are going through things we never did. It is more than just needing to toughen up. They need our support through and through. Here are a few thoughts to help:

1. Meet regularly with your players as people first. Talk to them as people
2. Share with them your vision for them in your program. Let them know if you have a plan for them and if you want them to improve, tell them how, don’t just say “you aren’t good enough.”

3. DO NOT EVER leverage mental health treatment as a point of weakness or investment.
Mental health treatment, counseling, and performance coaching should be viewed like strength and conditioning, not sickness, the infirmary, or conflict resolution. It is an investment into the person, not their performance/program

4. Be human as coach. They need to see u as real
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#HANUMANCOMPLEX
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Today is #HanumanJayanti.
Do let me know which is your favorite story of Lord Hanuman.
I will start with mine.

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I was really fascinated to learn of this story of young Hanuman who used to harass the Rishis in his mischief and Rishis were so angry that they cursed that he would lose his ability to fly from then onwards. 2/n
Later, Anjana, mother of Lord Hanuman pleaded to Rishis to forgive him who modified the curse to say that Hanuman will not lose his divine power to fly but he will henceforth lose the knowledge about his powers till reminded about it at an appropriate time by some wise man.
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Guilt Culture in South Asian Families.
This is such an impt aspect that impacts so many individuals growing up which leads to distress in interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships and mental health concerns which go unnoticed.
It isn’t always easy to understand what guilt is. In fact, guilt & shame are often confused with each other, though they’re distinct emotions. Guilt describes a sense of regret or responsibility that relates to actions taken.
People may feel guilt over things they actually did wrong, things they believe were their fault. Like every emotion has a purpose, Guilt also signals us when we may stray away from our values/beliefs. It nudges us to be mindful of our actions with genuine intentions.
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I am a high-achieving WOC in academic medicine. I am almost 9 months postpartum. I had my annual physical with my PCP today. I confided that I felt everything was a bit dull/sad lately. I asked for advice on who I could talk to to feel more like myself. Here's what happened (🧵):
PCP said: "Not everything is like a baby commercial, things won't always be happy and clean. It'll get better."
PCP said: "You just have to realize that your life is a bit messier now. You can't give 100% to your job anymore. Try giving 75%."
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Good Morning Sweetlings, Beautiful Monsters and Fabulous Disasters.
The weather over the weekend was amazing! Had a lovely walk down by the river on Sunday. I have my angle poise tablet holder, and I can see how I managed without one!! I played Tiny Tina's Wonderland and laughed
We watched MI: 3 and we constructed an IKEA shoe cupboard.
Phew, I feel knackered just remembering all that...

I hope your weekend was filled with excitement and laughter, and I hope that this week brings you some peace in your life.
I hope the voices of doom keep quiet
I hope the challenges of today are not to demanding of your spoons.

Always remember that you are in someone's thoughts today. I think about many of the people I have lost and found, each and every day.
You matter, your feelings matter and you are valid.
Be fabulous, be amazing
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HEAT & MENTAL HEALTH.
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The amount of sunshine, temperature and humidity have a great effect on our mood.
Extreme heat has been associated with a range of mental health impact like increases in irritability and symptoms of depression and increase in suicide.
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In a study from 1984, APS Fellow Douglas Kenrick and Steven MacFarlane observed that drivers get more aggressive on hotter days.
The correlational link between high temperatures and aggressive behavior is called the "heat hypothesis"

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It has been shown in behaviors ranging from murder and assault to car thefts. A 2015 analysis of 118,489 motor vehicle crashes in Spain found that the estimated risk of crashes was 7.7% higher during heat waves compared with similarly warm days with less extreme heat.
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