Sharing – Researchers Doubt That Certain Mental Disorders Are Disorders At All

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On one hand, I think we could eliminate a lot of the stigma around depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD if we understood them to be fairly common, and normal responses to abnormal events.

On the other though, I’m concerned that trying to explain away something that can be as debilitating as depression can be could lead to an increase in people not taking it seriously. Which could lead to people not getting help as needed for it, and being blamed for not just dealing with it, etc.

I also worry that if we define mental health conditions very strictly, we’ll be increasing the stigma of those with other disorders like bipolar, or schizophrenia.

Sharing – Coronavirus, police violence boost risks of rising black youth suicide

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In fact, the headline does not represent what is actually happening. Once upon a time, short-sighted commentators considered youth suicide mostly a “white problem”. The reason for that was that the rates for white youth were significantly higher than other … Read More

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