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Ogni anno il 10/10 è la #GiornataMondialeDellaSaluteMentale #WorldMentalHealthDay

Ho pubblicato un video (l'indirizzo lo trovate nel thread ⬇️) e spero vi piaceranno i 10 minuti che abbiamo preparato.


Il tema del 2021 era emblematico: "Salute Mentale in un Mondo Diseguale". Perché nei Paesi a reddito più basso è più difficile occuparsi di salute mentale. E anche nei Paesi a reddito più alto è più difficile per i poveri avere accesso alle cure.

Sì, perché occorre ricordare che povertà e malattia mentale vanno insieme. Le difficoltà di stabilire relazioni, di avere una buona istruzione, di ottenere e mantenere un lavoro fanno parte della malattia mentale. E sono particolarmente invalidanti.


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I missed posting yesterday as part of #WorldMentalHealthDay because, ironically, I was out doing things good for my mental health.

However, I still want to chip in with something, if you would indulge me? It might be of value to others suffering. So, here we go...

I've not been great recently. My head has been all over the shop, I have felt a bit burned out, a bit empty and as such, a bit of a mental wreck. It's not been pleasant. I've been horrid to be around. I haven't been sleeping. Energy is absent, as has been motivation.

There has been little in the way of joy in anything. And because of the backwards way in which I'm wired, even when there was joy, my brain ruined it. Rover to the body shop? That's a moment of achievement. I should be proud. Instead, my brain tells me I don't deserve it.

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A disproportionate number of people with #Schizophrenia smoke vs the general population. Are they self-medicating with nicotine? Can #SaferNicotine products help them stop smoking?
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A high strength nicotine e-cigarette has the potential to help people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders to quit or reduce smoking.…

Cognitive and early sensory alterations are core features of schizophrenia. A single dose of nicotine can improve those features in patients.…
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We must all do better on mental health
It's a shame to see some of the social media say, do gaps on #WorldMentalHealthDay
Reminder England laws for unfounded claims on SoMe, which can impact mental health of wrongly targetted:
Tort of deceit
Sections 1(1) of Defamation Act 2013).
1/2 As a holder of LLB (half LLM), PGDL, criminal, civil law in England, UK, International law @NorthumbriaUni and holding @NCTJ_news media law essentials from former national, international journo days, it's frustrating see how many PRs miss the essentials of law and...
The legal risk of making assumptions is too high when being evidence-led, very practice of PR, is good practice
I'm sure @DBanksy has a bit to say on this,on the risks of using social media for unfounded claims which have been known to impact mental health
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It’s #worldmentalhealthday and despite progress made around acknowledging mental health needs, suicide is still the 10th leading cause of death in the US and the 2nd leading cause of death among high-school aged youth #SuicidePrevention #ph260720
According to the @CDC_DASH Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 4 out of 5 suicide variables measured have seen an increase from 2009-2019 #SuicidePrevention #ph260720 Image
Suicide variables already increased pre-pandemic. Do you think emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts among young people went up or down during 2020 & 2021? #SuicidePrevention #ph260720
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Hey all it #WorldMentalHealthDay (aka health day).

As a physician this day matters to me.
As a woman this day matters to me.
As a human this day matters to me.

So here is a little thread...
First I must say I am a physician but not a mental health provider so the following comes from a place of experience, not expertise (follow amazing folks like @drjessigold for that)
But as someone who has struggled with mental health in medicine & therefore has gained some helpful insight, sharing my experiences is important--because as you can see on the infographic below I am not unique.
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It's #WorldMentalHealthDay. This thread 🧵 is about #depression and #nicotine. A higher % of people w/depression smoke than people w/o depression. Depression is serious. Seek help if you're silently suffering alone. This isn't easily "fixed" by a lifestyle change! #MIAW21

E-cigarette use was not associated with an escalation in depression symptoms.

E-cigarette use was not related to the development of depression symptoms over time.…

"It is postulated that smokers are protected from the consequences of these changes, while they continue to smoke, by the antidepressant properties of nicotine."…

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A series of pieces about my humans mental health.

Never ever be ashamed, or afraid to admit these things.


How my human broke.…
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For #WorldMentalHealthDay I want to see more discussions around how systems of oppression - like racism - continue to harm folks.…

If you're Black and looking for mental health resources that aren't so f**king white?…
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"Aku Cinta Kamu, Sekarang Matilah.."

Kisah tragis bunuh diri seorang remaja 'HANYA' melalui sebuah handphone, dan didorong oleh kekasihnya sendiri.

Inilah The Massachusets Suicide Texting Case.

Kasus 'pembunuhan' ini amat tidak biasa.

Jika ada sebuah kasus pembunuhan atau bunuh diri, mungkin selalu bercerita mengenai alat yang digunakan, dan apa motif yang menyertainya.

Apa motifnya? Tidak tahu. Adakah bekas yang tertinggal?

Apa senjatanya? Kata-kata.
Percayakah kamu, bahwa huruf dalam barisan kata-kata dapat membunuh; bahkan dalam jaringan nirkabel?

Susunan kata-kata jarak jauh melalui pesan singkat dan telepon saja dapat mendorong orang untuk melakukan bunuh diri.
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"In my title, I ask “academic, activist, or advocate?”—and my answer is that I am all three. You cannot belong to a community that suffers from violence, marginalization, and suicide and not be." (Botha 2021, p9).
You want to know why I am so passionate about autistic-rights, so passionate about good quality inclusive scientific method-based research & practice (which are typical standards) in autism; the above quote.
We know from various statistics that autistic persons are generally treated atrociously by broader non-autistic society & it is seems to be the cause much of our mental health issues & high rates of suicide attepts & suicide.…
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A thread of trauma-informed videos for #WMHD2021 #WorldMentalHealthDay

1. We’ve created a system which encourages the psychiatric diagnosis of women and girls as soon as they disclose abuse or violence
2. We are seeing a real resurgence of the use of ECT, and 60% of all patients of ECT in the UK are women and girls. According to NHS data, the majority are older women, and it was administered without consent.

#WMHD2021 #WorldMentalHealthDay
3. The reason BPD and EUPD are so commonly diagnosed in women and girls is because they come from the belief that females are insane due to hysteria. Despite decades of criticism and counter-evidence, these misogynistic diagnoses remain.

#WMHD2021 #WorldMentalHealthDay
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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.… /3
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Vandaag is het #WorldMentalHealthDay dus ik typ toch nog eens een draadje. Ik heb zóveel over mezelf geleerd, én over anderen. Dingen die op zijn plek vallen. Waar ik mee om kan leren gaan. Dat nog niet kan, maar wel leer.
Hoe ik mezelf niet kan aanvoelen (alhoewel ik nu achteraf wel weet waarop ik had kunnen reageren). Maar dat misschien ook wel een kans is: ik kan door als de rest stopt (🐰🔋), adrenaline + dopamine = leven

Zelf weet ik het niet altijd te begrijpen, maar anderen begrijpen het nog minder. Ook professionals als leraren, psychologen, pedagogen vonden het vooral een probleem. Daar heb ik al meerdere andere draadjes over gemaakt.

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On #WorldMentalHealthDay we are exploring data on

▪️ children's mental health
▪️ the impact of #COVID restrictions
▪️ mental health and school

Read our thread ⬇️
A report by @NHSDigital found over a quarter of 11 to 16 year-olds with a probable mental disorder in 2021 said #COVID19 restrictions had made their lives much worse compared with 1 in 10 unlikely to have a mental disorder #WorldMentalHealthDay More than a quarter of children aged 11 to 16 with a probabl
Data from @NHSdigital show the number of young people aged 0 to 18 referred to mental health services between April and June 2021 increased by 93% from the same period in 2020, and 41% on 2019 in England #WorldMentalHealthDay Referrals to mental health services increased 93%, young peo
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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.…
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.…
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it's #WorldMentalHealthDay , thought I'd share a lil bit abt my journey 🥰


Symptoms started in 2016, trauma resurfaced due to triggers from abusive boyfriend and an encounter with one of my rapists.

started having re-enactment of the
incident through nightmares and flashbacks.

tried to cope with the pain through self harming almost everyday for 18 months before ending up with a suicide attempt in 2017. scars are still obvious up till this day
symptoms was on and off for awhile cs i was in a long distance relationship back then, found new friends, used sports and dancing to cope.

ended up being backstabbed in late 2018, lost all interest in everything
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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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Les chiffres alarmants issus de l’Atlas de la santé mentale, qui vient d’être publié par l’OMS @WHO montrent un sous investissement chronique des pays dans la #SanteMentale un faible progrès depuis 3 ans et des inégalités considérables 😳😳😳#Thread #WorldMentalHealthDay
Les niveaux de dépenses publiques pour la santé mentale sont faibles et stagnes depuis 3 ans (une médiane mondiale de 2,1 % des dépenses publiques de santé) et particulièrement maigres dans les pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire
À l'échelle mondiale, le nombre médian de travailleurs de la santé mentale est de 13 pour 100 000 habitants avec là aussi des différents considérables entre pays suivant les revenus
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The WHO has released some key messages for today - #worldmentalhealthday… /1
Here are my key messages, as frontline MH hcw worker /2
The mental health sector has been woefully under-resourced - this was the reality pre-pandemic /3
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Effectively addressing mental illness requires the advancement of science on a global scale. NIMH wants to support the next generation of scientists from LMICs involved in #mentalhealth research in low resource settings. #WorldMentalHealthDay (1/3) Image
An exciting new FOA aiming to advance implementation research by improving the AVAILABILITY & ACCESSIBILITY of post-acute services for #mentalhealth conditions in low & middle income countries. #WorldMentalHealthDay (2/3) Image
Suicide is a significant global public health problem. NIMH issued a Notice of Special Interest aimed at developing & implementing strategies to reduce suicide risk & promote resilience among individuals, age 10-24 yrs in LMICs. #WorldMentalHealthDay (3/3) Image
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This Sunday is #WorldMentalHealthDay2021, so here is a #BrainStuff thread about one of the less often discussed, and more readily stigmatised, disorders; addiction.

What happens in the brain to make addiction so harmful? Suffice to say, it's not 'just a matter of willpower'

At present, practically all 'recognised' forms of addiction concern a type of psychoactive chemical substance. Alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, heroin, cocaine, etc.

The only 'official' non-chemical type of addiction so far is gambling.…

There's much debate as to whether other types of addiction should be recognised, like shopping, porn/sex addiction, video games or social media etc.

These are all essentially marked 'TBC' right now. They may end up being recognised addictions, they may need a new label

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THREAD 📌 So no joke I was too depressed to write about #WorldMentalHealthDay. I meant to put up a series I did on #LGBTQ mental health and didn't. I meant to put up some interviews I did with MH experts on the "collective trauma" we are experiencing, but I just couldn't.
For months I've been being treated for an exacerbation of #PTSD with concomitant depression & anxiety. I was going to write something profound about that, but instead took a Xanax, cried for a bit, read some poetry (which I used to write), tried not to crawl out of my skin.
I mostly wanted to say that we all need to be able to talk about how mental illness is often crushing, the pain as exhausting as physical pain. I wanted to say to folks who are suffering that you are not alone--there are millions of us. But I was unable to do any of it. Sigh.
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A moment in my time

A week after suicide prevention day last month, our family lost a lifelong mental health battle as my younger brother died by suicide.
He went through deep childhood traumas growing up in the shadows of our mother's schizophrenia and suffered clinical depression for almost two decades; which made each day of his adult life an overwhelming ordeal.
Yet he endured with silence, and went through a series of educational and professional accomplishments to find his rightful place in this world, as any man is told he should.
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