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THREAD: #RIPPrekshaMehta

Preksha was only 25, an actress, and severely depressed, let that sink in.

The heartbreaking suicide of Preksha Mehta is proof that not everyone can understand the pain behind a smile. We need to talk about mental health more.
A smile can be misleading, just because someone seems to have their life together, is seldom the case. No matter how lavish someone’s life may seem on social/mainstream media, there’s more than what meets the eye!
We also need to stop being dismissive by saying things like, “You’re being over dramatic” or “Don’t think too much” or “It’s okay, others have it worse. You’re privileged.”

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Harry Potter मधील dementors/तमपिशाच हे पात्र J K Rowling ने स्वतः अनुभवलेलं depression/औदासीन्यच या मानसिक अवस्थेच अचूक व वैज्ञानिक नाटकीय रूपांतर आहे. ज्याप्रमाणे Dementors हे सगळी आशा व आनंद शोषून घेतात व एक न संपणारी पोकळी त्या व्यक्तिमध्ये तयार होते,


ज्यात पुढे काहीच चांगलं दिसत नाही व Azkaban या जेल मधील कैद्यांसारखी त्या व्यक्तीची अवस्था होते, "शेवटाची वाट बघणे व परिस्थिती सुधरवण्यासाठी कुणालाही मदत न मागणे".

हे बघा 👇

"लगे रहो मुन्नाभाई" मध्ये मुन्नाभाई ला गांधीजी दिसायला लागतात तेव्हा

त्याला psychiatrist सांगतात की त्याच्या मेंदूत "केमिकल लोचा" झाला आहे म्हणजेच त्याच्या मेंदूतील काही रसायन/केमिकल कमी जास्त झाल्यामुळे त्याला भास होत आहेत. औदासीन्य/डिप्रेशन या आजारात मेंदूतील काही रसायन जसे dopamine व serotonin चे प्रमाण कमी झाल्याने उदास व निराश वाटत.

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The frontal lobe of the brain is responsible for our behaviour, consciousness, emotions, judgement, planning, self-control, and our will-power. It is the control centre of our being. 1/3 #MentalHealthAwareness
Damage or compromise in this part of the brain can result in depression, addictions, loss of sexual inhibitions, indifference to rules or consequences for actions, and a lack of concern for others. The frontal lobe wields extensive control over our mental health. 2/3
Could you be engaging in something that is damaging or compromising your frontal lobe? Find out by taking the Comprehensive Depression Assessment @ 3/3

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Quick piece of #MedEd #MentalHealthAwareness given the recent discussion around #PTSD
Q. What is PTSD?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
It's defined as a complex set of responses to a traumatic event which persists for more than a month -- it lasts a while and this time can vary
Q. What is a traumatic event?
ANY event that causes you to feel stressed, threatened or traumatised. People perceive these differently. Incl but not limited to: sexual or physical abuse, accidents, natural disasters, war, diagnosis of a terminal/severe illness, witnessing death
Anyone who has witnessed or survived a traumatic event is at risk of developing PTSD.
Q. What puts people at risk?
Having an existing mental health illness, lower socioeconomic status, younger age when exposed to the trauma, LACK OF SOCIAL SUPPORT, prior traumatic events
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1/ Little Thread about all The Misleading Medical Information still floating around about #Hydroxychloroquine & #Chloroquine & #Azithromycin & #ZelenkoProtocol - by 1 doctor - @zev_dr & #Remdesivir & more

Despite #TrumpIsNotADoctor has stopped saying "What do you have to lose?".
2/ #TrumpIsTheWORSTPresidentEVER

First, why it has been political all the way, suspected from day one:

"Trump had been touting HCQ for weeks, sparking worldwide shortages of HCQ & prompting negotiations with Indian PM Modi to lift export restrictions"…
3/ #Trump2020

Indian PM Modi and Trump held a rally together.

"Mr Trump wanted to show people in the US that he was hugely popular abroad and that he was capable of negotiating good deals out of a country he once described as the king of tariffs"…
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Emerson, my 11 year old, is on a bit of a wild ride with the @USPS and our local mail carrier, Doug.

And, I think there’s a deeper message to it all.

First, the backstory...
Em has a serious letter writing habit. She maintains active correspondence with over a dozen of her favorite people. And, if you’ve been the lucky recipient of one of Em’s hand decorated letters and envelopes, then you have a pretty good idea of the joy they bring.
A letter from Emerson is likely to include some art, a joke or two, a mention of her younger brother, confessions of her love for Taylor Swift and enough questions to guarantee a response.
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Is this police officer in his right mind? Even if this is a joke (made in bad taste), I cannot stand this kind of mentality from our police. I am extremely appalled. @commrguanzon
@pnppio Hello, is this behaviour tolerated by the PNP? Making distasteful jokes about mental health issues and shooting people? His bio also says "I'm a FORCE to be reckoned with". @chrgovph
His demeanor may be an outlier from the dignified and law-abiding ranks of the PNP, but it is alarming to see a uniformed officer issue statements like these online. It does not elicit public trust at all.
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Thread....1. If like me you have had a diagnosis of CPTSD then please don’t be alarmed if any of those symptoms return or are heightened during this period of uncertainty especially hyper vigilance as we face the gauntlet of leaving the house to exercise or food shopping for
2. essential items, if the feelings of loneliness are heightened, if you are feeling fearful and can’t explain why, if your past coping mechanisms have returned,if your sleep is disturbed, if your appetite has changed, if you feel a sense of foreboding,if your having vivid dreams
3. If you are emotional, if you feel angry, if your feeling profound sadness, if you feel your security has been ripped from underneath you....For many of us,some, or all, of these things are completely normal reactions to abnormal circumstances, don’t be afraid to voice it as
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Just wanted to share with you an experience I had yesterday. Many of you won’t know me, or my story, or much less care. But I’m gonna tell you what happened anyway. A massive row took place between me and those supposedly closest to me. After many battles
against my demons, and issues with my living situation, this was my tipping point. I drove away with every intention of ending my life. As ‘luck’ would have it, it was @andysmanclubuk day. I decided to drive there, and see if I could be dissuaded from going
ahead with my plan. I arrived very early so I sat in my car and cried my eyes out. I then texted my mental health advocate out of desperation and told her what I was going to do. She then sent the police over. When they arrived they put me in the police van
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Here's my latest* update to my vetted collection of Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness hashtags. Please share it!

Thank you :-) Graffiti background. Foreground in black letters on a  white background to the left reads “Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness Hashtags”<br />
This collection is current as of 01.30.20, previous Twitter update 09.11.19.

There's a PDF version coming up this weekend, to be posted to my Kofi profile. I'll add the link toward the end when it goes up, after the questions, where you can also sign up for email updates.
This version has added

- community suggestions,
- mental health hashtags,
- Medical crowdfunding hashtags,
- and a section for cancer-related hashtags.
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I have struggled a lot with depression this week. In the spectrum of my depression, this episode has been very mild but long lasting. It feels like I’m in slow motion with the world whizzing me by. I try to talk about my mental health here but everything
sounds so stupid. I went to my doctor today and got a medication adjustment so we’ll see how that goes. But let me tell you what a fun ride struggling with bipolar disorder AND anxiety is— I complained about how since I have been medicated for anxiety, I feel no emotion.
Because of the bipolar disorder, I’m limited on what medication I can take for general anxiety (the usual antidepressant medication strategy triggers manias). I was basically given the choice between being anxious or feeling numb. #ComorbidityOnFleek
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I want to plead in the spirit of the yuletide that all hostilities towards @KemiOlunloyo should cease. You will recall that despite all she did back then, we still championed the appeal and advocacy towards her release in port harcourt. We should give people a chance to change.
We all have something to contribute and society heals when we help direct the gift of others towards common good. There are no pyramids in social work. It is not in my place to give permission, validate, venerate, verify or vilify anyone. We need more active citizens no doubt.
We are not better than what we criticize if we fail to forgive. I understand a lot of vile things & lies are still out there which she will clear up in due course but please give her a chance to turn a new leaf for the sake of all. She has the potential & Nigeria needs more hands
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'Meet the depressed' should be trending as an effort to help #EndTheStigma of depression and mental illness in America. I'm ignoring the real reason it's trending in order to share some facts.
'Meet the depressed'
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
1 in 25 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34
'Meet the depressed'

19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.

4.6% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2018 (11.4 million people). This represents 1 in 25 adults.

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‘Moderation’. What does that mean to you? How do you define it? Are you comfortable with how much, how often and the state you get in when you drink? If you’re curious why not read on. I’ll relate where I started from. #AlcoholAwarenessWeek #MentalHealthAwareness
I’m going to cover this in ‘5 Ages of Man’. That’s because I look back and think some of this is tied up in quite a toxic version of ‘masculinity’. It’s important to note that like many issues for me this was pre-mortem to the Army.
The Teenager. Like many my age I started drinking at about 14. Pubs, going out and at home. ‘Moderation’ in my house was a relative term and I look back now and alcohol was a problem from here on in. Lack of boundaries, lack of realisation and I built a BIG tolerance.
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So I wanted to give a little insight about my mental illness. I mulled it over because I was kind of scared to talk about something I suffer with for fear of lack of understanding. Then last night I watched a documentary that hit something on its head. /1
I was diagnosed with schizophrenia officially in 2003. At the time I was 26 going on 27. But I had shown symptoms earlier than that I choose to ignore until I could not. Yes sadly some of the tropes of schizophrenia happened to me. /2
Including from what I was told but dont really recall an incident of leaving my home with nothing on whatsoever. Something as a rape survivor scared the mess out of me. I was fortunate someone who cared about my well being got me home. /3
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Tomorrow marks my 6th week and final day in outpatient treatment for depression as part of my #bipolar disorder. It is also the day I start a new journal so I’m going to do a thread using a journal prompt, known as GLADS+1, that I was taught in treatment. (1/10)
G. I am GRATEFUL to have the resources (insurance, employment, family support) to have sought the help I needed during a really dark time in my life. (2/10)
L. I LEARNED that while I have a mental illness, it does not make me any less capable of thriving in this world. Getting on the right medication combination taught me a whole array of new emotions that I am learning not just to live with, but to love. (3/10)
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It's #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 & I want to say that mental health issues can be big or small, they can happen any time. So here's a THREAD about something that happened to me this year. You know I'm gallus af, right? I don't really feel shame - I mean, as an emotion, BUT .../1
I had been on the road a few days doing events & I'd been booked for this festival. So I turned up & it was *cool* - like it was full of folk with tattooes & everyone was super talented. Disarmingly goodlooking people were left and right. So I did something I don't normally do .2
I got nervous. To the point I considered just jumping in the car & driving straight home without telling anyone.I was going on in about an hour. Then I spotted this tent which was called the 'Mental Health tent'. I loitered for a bit. Then plucked up the courage to go over but /1
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Starting today, I will be sharing pages from my personal battle against anxiety. #Anxiety is a beautiful yet exhausting journey. This is my humble attempt to shatter the #stigma and create #mentalhealthawareness.
#mentalhealthmatters ♥️
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1. Yesterday was #SuicidePreventionDay. At the start of the day, I didn't know the risk of #suicide among female #healthcare professionals is 2⃣4⃣% higher than
the national average🇬🇧 […]. It's a scary thought.
2. After returning to #medschool and learning of the death of one of our fellow #MedStudents, this #suicide statistic really hits home.

For me #SuicidePreventionDay was a day to reflect on these potentially preventable losses; losses affecting my own family & many others... ⚰️💔
3. Most of us know #MentalHealthMatters, but raising #MentalHealthAwareness isn't always enough. We must all do more to speak up, speak out and check in with others before it's too late for another life...⌛️

👉Suicide is scary, but saving a life is simple: #AskTellSaveALife 🎗️
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Much love and gratitude to all those who have been participating in these discussions. What started off as a thread in one direction, lead to some@beautiful dialogue that dove beneath the surface. #MentalHealthAwareness #PLN
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Depressed people don't need religious sermons. They are alternating between reality and fantasy. They need something concrete. Something to hold on to. Not hope in the ways we peddle it

They don't need "It is well" "Just believe" "God will do it" etc.

They don't need "Be grateful, your mates are dead/sick/in prison..."

Trust me, they are not concerned about others at that point. They just want to find meaning and peace with themselves
Sometimes, all they need is a listening ear. Just listen, nod, hmmn, Aha, exactly.
Then at certain intervals, ask them open questions. Eg "why do you think...." "Will that...." "Is that so..."
"So what do want to do..."

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Confessions of a bipolar professor (1/5): #hypomania sounds like it is a wonderful thing - increased energy fueling creativity and good times! What's not to like? But for me, I'm in the midst of dysmorphic hypomania. And it just plain sucks.

#bipolar #highered #AcademicTwitter
(2/5) my brain, which has been rigorously trained for decades, suddenly believes that 1 + 1 = blue. I know I am not thinking rationally, but my head is also telling me to do all sorts of crazy things!

#bipolar #hypomania #AcademicTwitter
(3/5) brain: let's destroy relationships! Let's yell at everybody and go down in the flames of angry glory! Let's run away and purchase a house in Spain! Let's be the worst version of ourself!

Rational brain: wait a second....

#bipolar #hypomania #AcademicTwitter
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True story about exam anxiety: 10+ years ago I was a teaching assistant ("tutor") for undergrad physics lectures, responsible for a group of about 12 or so, 2 of which women (for what I recall now). 1/
Exam time nears. This one is an important qualification test, deciding about whether the students will be admitted to advanced classes and can write their master’s thesis. 2/
One of the women in the class is an A+ student. I am perfectly sure she’ll ace her exam. But she has bad exam anxiety, the totally destructive “will faint” type. I do my best to reassure her, but don’t really know how to help her. 3/
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Sad news about the suicide that occured.
#MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthMatters #wakeupnigeria
We cannot stress enough the importance of our mental health & the almost zero effort by the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders such as govt & civil agencies to raise awareness about this crippling disease, provide treatment & counselling and curb stigma surrounding it.
We cannot stress enough the importance of our mental health & the almost zero effort by the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders such as govt & civil agencies to raise awareness about this crippling disease, provide treatment & counselling and curb stigma surrounding it.
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