Thursday, April 15, 2021
Doctors often don’t listen to people with bipolar disorder or other mental illnesses. In fact, most people with bipolar disorder know, the instant a doctor sees “bipolar disorder” on your chart, you’re screwed. Now, don’t get me wrong, not...
Today’s guest post is by Curtis Hier. He is a 34-year public school teacher with bipolar I disorder. Today, Curtis discusses how we should strive for bipolar pride over just ending bipolar stigma. Literature calling for an end to mental...
In amongst the ongoing debate and discussion around Independent Assessments in the NDIS, as well as a change in Minister, the silent success of the National Community Connectors Program (NCCP) and its huge potential nationally, seems to have gone...
There is such a thing as mental health privilege. Most people, by now, know what racial privilege is — it’s the idea that some races (namely, caucasian, in North America) enjoy certain privileges that other races do not. Racial...
Amongst new virus outbreaks leading to lockdowns, floods, vaccine roll-outs, ongoing challenges in economic recovery, post-pandemic plans, and upheaval and changes in portfolio leadership in Government, it’s sometimes hard to come up for air. Add in the fact that...
There’s a myth that people with bipolar disorder are brilliant. There’s a myth that people with bipolar disorder are geniuses. There’s a myth that bipolar disorder has made us “special.” None of this is true. People with bipolar disorder...
I was born and brought up in Tanzania, East Africa where my parents worked as teachers. When I moved to Australia at aged 12 I had a perspective on many things that was out of step with my peers’ experiences.  It...
Today’s piece is sponsored by Larimar: Beyond Intelligence. Larimar is working on creating artificial intelligence-based emotion regulation tools. Read about their exciting developments below. Mental health is something that’s thought of as happening within oneself, but what if an artificial...
There are websites that welcome suicide. Sure, they say they’re “pro-choice” when it comes to suicide, but, really, they’re welcoming the choice of suicide. And I think that when a site is welcoming of suicide, it is encouraging of...
Did you know there are tags banned on Instagram? More to the point, did you know that hashtags for bipolar disorder, depression, self-harm, suicide, eating disorders and other mental health tags are banned on Instagram? Up until recently, I...