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Welcome to #SchizoChat, a two-hour forum where we discuss some topic related to schizo-type illnesses! Today we are talking about stigma! #EndTheStigma
So throughout the next two hours I will be adding fun(?) facts about stigma into this thread, asking questions, running polls, and answering your questions/comments! Please share your experiences and knowledge! #SchizoChat
Usual disclaimer: I am not an expert by any means, I am merely an individual with schizoaffective disorder. Please call me out when you see me making errors and add your perspectives too! #SchizoChat
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Welcome to #SchizoChat, our weekly forum for discussing a topic about schizo-type illnesses and related topics! I’ll be tweeting a bunch of fun facts about institutions/asylums approximately every 5 minutes for the next two hours, so keep checking in with the thread!
Please feel free to ask me any questions at any point (today or otherwise)—comment or send me a DM! #SchizoChat
As usual, please remember I am not an expert—I study animal development, not schizophrenia or medical history! I’m just a scientist with schizoaffective disorder trying to get folks talking to #EndTheStigma #SchizoChat
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Understand this
ALL over the world Autistics are being
locked up,
heavily medicated,
electrically shocked,
and pushed to suicide.
Autistics are being prosecuted for who we are.
We don't even have to do anything wrong, existing is enough.
We are already seen as a danger,
a nuisance
and damaged beyond repair.

This is because of Autism Speaks.

This is because of the anti vax cult.

This is because of ABA.
#ActuallyAutistic are still not being heard.
Listening to our words is not enough.

Hear our needs.
Hear our fears
Hear the traumas we have already faced.

#StandWithAutistics #Autistics #EndTheStigma
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Are you ready to #SchizoChat, our weekly series where we spout fun facts about schizo-type illnesses, ask questions, and generate conversation to help #EndTheStigma?
Last week we discussed treating schizo-type illnesses with antipsychotic medication. If you missed that #SchizoChat check it out here (in html format):…
Or this thread:
And if you missed our first #SchizoChat (“what is schizo?”) you can check it out here (html):… or the thread below. Every SchizoChat will be tagged in my pinned thread (go to my profile, click “show this thread”)
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Today’s #SchizoChat is all about antipsychotics. What are they, why are they useful, how are they controversial, and what do you need to know about them? #schizophrenia #schizoaffective #psychiatry
Before I begin, a quick word: this can be a very controversial topic, as we will delve in later. All folks’ opinions are valid (especially their personal experiences!) so don’t be mean! These drugs can really impact lives for the good or bad. #SchizoChat
Folks’ opinions can be very split—check out this recent poll! At the time of tweeting, the results are all over the place! Controversial! #SchizoChat
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Welcome to the first #SchizoChat! A (hopefully) weekly Twitter forum to discuss topics related to schizo-type diseases (i.e. schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, etc.) and help #EndTheStigma
Before we begin, please know that I’m not under any delusion that these will be far-reaching—yet. This account is less than a month old, after all. But I’m hoping to get a conversation rolling. Like what you see? Help spread this with the hashtag and RT! #SchizoChat
I’m going to be posting some fun facts into this thread every ~10 minutes or so. If you have questions about that fact please ask them over comments or DM—whichever you think is more comfortable. #SchizoChat
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Hi, I’ll be live-tweeting today’s Chicago Board of Health public meeting. #ChiDocumenters
@ChiDocumenters #publichealth #chicagopublichealth
@CHIdocumenters Dr. Arwady reviews high-level updates from the dept, including an anti-#syphillis campaign, a research study on Chicago maternal mortality (#maternitymatters) that will be released soon, and a new program that will provide assistance to #newmom s at 3 Chicago hospitals.
Dr. Arwady shares info about the new training video aimed at Chicago employees who work with youth, centers a #traumainformed approach to working with them.
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#Resistance family: I pretty much dropped off of twitter for a couple weeks, dealing with personal shit and trying to check my rage and restlessness with the status quo. And, of course, everything is worse now, and in a couple more weeks, it will be even more worse. 1/
I'm tired. Of the fact that this Administration continues to defile our country with impunity. Tired of racists (becoming more emboldened by the day). Tired of cops getting away with (literally) murder. Tired of human beings being locked in cages like animals. 2/
I'm tired of the fact that brown Americans are made to feel as though they're not Americans (even those born here). It makes me tired that, as each day brings us closer to school starting, my stomach ties into knots, thinking about what could happen to my children there, 3/
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I'm stressed, discouraged and feel really down today. But giving up is never an option.
Didn't want to turn this into a Thread, but couldn't resist. Each day I wake up is a fight for our country, causing extreme battles with depression. America is in chaos and I'll be the first black man to step up and admit, Donald Trump is ruining a huge part of my mental health.
The physiological effects of the Trump administration aren't good. A growing body of research has tracked the detrimental impacts of Trump-related stress on broad segments of the American population, from young adults to women, to racial and LGBT communities.
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It's #BellLetsTalk and for so many who struggle with #mentalhealth concerns, this day raises awareness and builds a culture of #compassion. Let's never again hear someone say, “just snap out of it” or “it’s all in your head.” @Bell_LetsTalk
Each of us may have different levels of understanding when it comes to #mentalhealth. Mental health is neutral. It’s not bad or good. It’s not necessarily positive or negative. It just is. #BellLetsTalk
A tooth ache will put you in the dentist’s chair. The flu is a reason to see the doctor. There’s no shame. Seeking help for #mentalhealth support must also be a safe experience. There's simply no other choice when your mental health is cast in shadow. #BellLetsTalk #EndTheStigma
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Borderline Personality Disorder aka Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder is one of the most misunderstood, stigmatised & complex mental health diagnoses (Thread) #BPD #EUPD
One could write pages relating to the condition BPD and a layman’s understanding would still be incomplete. For this reason I am going to try and keep it short, simple and concise as I can and explain to you what BPD is to me.
BPD is intense feelings of loneliness & an inability to sit with myself without resorting to poor coping behaviours #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
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Let me explain a few things about this bullshit idea that people love of "if you need psych meds, you never get a gun."

I'm going to introduce you to being mentally ill, poor, and living in rural areas.
When I was growing up, there were significant portions of the time that if we didn't hunt, we didn't have enough meat. Hunting rifles were an important part of providing for the family. When Dad was at sea, I took over the job when I was old enough.
This was not uncommon. Farm families always have rifles and shotguns on hand because you fucking need them. You have to put down an animal and it's too expensive to call a vet. You need to shoot a fox or something that's in your chickens. This is normal.
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