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This week @10DowningStreet announced the appointment of the UK’s first Minister for Suicide Prevention – a monumental move for CALM, everyone in this movement, and, importantly, everyone in the UK. Here's why, and how we got here. THREAD 👇
Around 6,000 lives are lost to #suicide in the UK every year. 76% of those are male, which makes suicide the biggest killer of men under 45.
Suicide has a huge emotional impact – on families, communities and on society as a whole. Government figures estimate the cost of each suicide at £1.67 million, but we know the real cost is the devastation each and every suicide leaves behind.
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It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay, and I am so proud to live in a time where people are starting to be more open about their mental health issues — because it’s important to reduce stigma and it helps others not feel alone, but also, in my case, it’s important for me to say the words.
It helps me for many reasons. When I talk about living with bipolar disorder and alcoholism, I am able to own those parts of my life — those parts of who I am — and that makes them less scary and more manageable.
Talking about it also reminds me that I have to remember that I face those issues. It’s easy for me, at moments, to convince myself that I am leading a pretty awesome life and have “moved past” them. Spoiler alert: I haven’t.
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It's #WorldMentalHealthDay. Time to talk about the impact of #Brexit on mental health. I am sure that much of what I am about to say is more broadly applicable, but, in the end, on something like this I can only tell my story. 1/
As I discovered last week when prepping for @CakeWatchCast, I have now been doing this campaigning for 1250+ days since May 2015. It has taken different forms. In the beginning it was about building a community of pro-EU academics, then against Brexit and for citizens' rights. 2/
My follower number has changed substantially. I'm a fairly well-known 'entity' now - that in itself is a story all of its own in terms of the personal impact. But what I really want to say is that this obviously isn't my job, nor am I a politician with a programme. 3/
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If I monetized my depression I'd have been RICH 🤑💰💲
#WorldMentalHealthDay You'll know when it gets better if you decide you want to get better.
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In honour of #WorldMentalHealthDay, let's talk about how the Legislature of California has been passing laws to systematically limit the rights of mentally ill people for many years — largely without any public criticism. A thread:
Like most jurisdictions, California law has long allowed a person to be taken into custody and imprisoned if the person presents an imminent danger to themselves or others. This is a form of preventive detention — imprisoning somebody because of what they might do.
Preventive detention is a potential threat to liberty, because the person might not actually have done the thing that the state is preventing them from doing. Crystal balls are imperfect, and a person's freedom hangs in the balance.
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En ce jour de #worldmentalhealthday j'avais envie de partager mon expérience de combat contre l'anxiété.
J'ai fait ma première crise d'angoisse quand j'étais en 6e (en évaluation de piscine en plus) et cela s'est empiré au lycée.
J'en faisais très régulièrement (en cours, dans le train) et j'étais tout le temps fatigué et stressée. Je faisais une option qui demandait énormément de boulot et le lycée avait pris le pas sur tout le reste.
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On #WorldMentalHealthDay, a few good practices from human rights orgs that have prioritized the wellbeing of their staff: 1. Organizational & leader commitment: strong messages from the top go a long way--but leaders must walk the talk
2. Orgs that place wellbeing in a political frame--that see resilience as resistance--help overcome concern about commodification of self-care by placing healing justice at center of human rights struggle.
3. Orgs that provide education about mental health impacts of work--warn about vicarious and direct trauma, burnout--and equip staff w/resources and tools, improve the wellbeing of staff
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1/ Many years ago, my wife asked me to go to the doctor because she was worried about my mental health.
I said no.
I had been raised in a world where if something was wrong with your mind, you either accepted it or tried to overcome it through strength.
2/ Of course, those things don't work. Accepting it doesn't make it go away, suppressing it doesn't make it go away, and it has nothing to do with strength. Trying to out-macho your mental illness just results in bigger explosions later on. #WorldMentalHealthDay
3/ In my case, the shoving it down and putting a lid on it had been going on for so long that the lid wouldn't stay on. It was overflowing. I was going, and I hesitate to use the word but it's pretty spot-on, crazy. #WorldMentalHealthDay
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It's #WorldMentalHealthDay - forgive me a tiny thread.

Since I published Electricity of Every Living Thing, quite a few parents have talked to me about their kid, who they think might, maybe, possibly be autistic.
Quite often, a teacher has suggested that their child is having difficulties, and that they should consider a referral for assessment.

What I often hear is, 'Surely not my kid, though? Surely they've got it all wrong?"


'I don't want my kid labelled with *that*'
Okay, I get it. I get that not everyone comes ready-fitted with the idea that being autistic is completely awesome, once you find people who treat you with respect.

I get it that a lot of people have a commitment to being like everyone else, which I find entirely baffling.
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With #WorldMentalHealthDay trending, I need to have yet another rant about how I am disappointed by the Irish HSE, and its responce to mental health care.
The first thing is that its clear they focus on simple mental wellbeing, as a form of prevention. Rather than care.
Most people I know with an existing, or previous diagnosis of a mental health condition, are already amazingly aware of their own coping ability and wellbeing. They already know, and try to do everything they can to avoid worsening symptoms.
...because of this the repeated advice of 'Eat your vegetables", "get exercise", "drink less" can feel condescending. It's not bad advice - it's all things I personally do to try and maintain good mental health. but it's not enough.
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It's #WorldMentalHealthDay.

Since I was a kid I've had crippling anxiety. It hits hard, feeding back on itself and leaving me with painful IBS and fatigue on an almost daily basis. Over the years I pushed it down, built myself around it, and tried to carry on like it was ok.
You see, in my head there wasn't anything wrong. This was just who I was. It wasn't a problem, it was me. I'd hidden this demon so well that I even managed to hide it from myself.
Then @Mr_Rebecca came along, we got married and things were very nice.

So why couldn't I go out for a meal with them? Why couldn't I go for that walk? I like that walk. What the hell was going on?
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1. Mental illness is a clinical condition with physiological causes. Why people have varying interpretations of it, its solution lies beyond random advice to “just cheer up”. #WorldMentalHealthDay #MutualFunds #Investing #MyInvestmentPlan
2. Research indicates that that one in four people is affected by poor mental health and, of these, around four million struggle with their financial wellbeing. It is clear that these two issues are usually linked. #WorldMentalHealthDay #MutualFunds #Investing #MyInvestmentPlan
3. Depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders were among the common mental illnesses people in debt experience and there was an even higher link between suicide and debt. #WorldMentalHealthDay #MutualFunds #Investing #MyInvestmentPlan
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It's #WorldMentalHealthDay.

DYK: Half of all #mentalhealth conditions start by 1️⃣4️⃣ years of age, but most cases are undetected and untreated.
WE ALL have a role to play in supporting adolescents 👧🏾🧒🏼👦🏿👩🏽 with their mental health #LetsTalk
Some adolescents are at greater risk of #mentalhealth conditions due to their living conditions, stigma, discrimination or exclusion, or lack of access to quality support and services #WorldMentalHealthDay
Emotional disorders commonly emerge during adolescence.
In addition to depression or anxiety, adolescents with emotional disorders can also experience excessive irritability, frustration, or anger #WorldMentalHealthDay
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Trying to adjust to the catshit crazy reality of going upstairs to grab a jumper but instead finding a cat and 4 kittens. Am I dad now?
Paternal instincts kicking in. Overwhelmed with feels. Don't know how to deal.
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Something that's equal parts inspiring and really sad is our collective economy of mental health support #WorldMentalHealthDay
A lot of us are varying degrees of messed up & unwell, whether a result of violent and oppressive systems or body chemistries (or both)...
...and we're all using what finite and often depleted energy and resources we have to support one another's health and well-being.
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It is time for #military community to think about mental health in the same way we think about physical health. #WorldMentalHealthDay THREAD
We make time in the day for PT, and we must start doing the same for mental health and wellness.
If a service member needs to go to treatment they need to have the time and support to integrate that into their day.
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On #WorldMentalHealthDay I want to remind all you authors and illustrators out there to take care of yourselves.
Take weekends (even if they’re in the middle of the week). Take breaks. Play sports. Go see friends. Switch off.
The thing that you depend on is your brain, and if it’s not working properly you can’t keep on creating. So remember to look after you!
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Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. Let’s take action to promote #mentalhealth in the workplace
When managers take action to promote #mentalhealth at work, employees are healthier and more productive #LetsTalk
#WorldMentalHealthDay: Here are 6 ways you and your work mates can promote #mentalhealth at work
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3yrs later, her mind's wanderlusts appears intent than ever, to be elsewhere but here; in the present. #Dementia140
Today 3rs ago, Mama buried her best friend all through 11 births, 4(?) miscarriages, to the fading of her memory.
By (4?) I mean known miscarriages.She was really secretive. Sometimes, I still think she is still secretive even by her mind not being here.
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