Libération.fr – Handicap : ces militants qui cassent les codes. Disabled People Will Die Under Trump: An Emergency Plea to Allies – Medium. This is an emergency plea to those upset about a pending Trump presidency.
I’d like to especially address intersectional feminists, radicals, anarchists, socialists, and others in the USA who are able-bodied and drawn towards systems-level analysis and organizing for radical change. People with disabilities and chronic illnesses will die under a Trump presidency. Full stop. Discursive of Tunbridge Wells. Stephen Fry’s exploration of manic depression (in the current BBC series on mental health, ‘In the Mind‘) has drawn both praise and criticism.
Psychology Professor Richard Bentall, has sent an open letter to the actor which offers a differing perspective. The letter is reproduced here with permission. Dear Stephen, You and I attended the same public school (Uppingham, in Rutland) at the same time, in the early 1970s, and our unhappy experiences there have undoubtedly helped to shape our different trajectories, which have led us to a shared interest in mental health. Veterans Day: Suicide has caused more American casualties than wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. TURLOCK -- On a day like any other in America, former Navy Master at Arms Daniel Faddis, 28, put a Sig Sauer 9 millimeter pistol to his head and shot himself.
Faddis took his own life on June 20, 2012 -- adding his name to the somber roll call of 22 U.S. military veterans who die by suicide every day, more than double the civilian rate. Since that day, some 27,258 of those we honor for their service on this Veterans Day have died by their own hand.One of the most tragic problems afflicting those who served their country is the specter of suicide, often the fallout of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After more than a year of intense lobbying by veterans groups, Congress this year passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, named for a Marine veteran who took his own life even after working as an advocate for suicide prevention. The law is designed to reduce military and veteran suicides, and improve access to quality mental health care.
'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder.
Kelvin Murray/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Kelvin Murray/Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Kelvin Murray/Getty Images In 1938, an Austrian pediatrician named Hans Asperger gave the first public talk on autism in history. As Asperger spoke, he highlighted his "most promising" patients, a notion that would stick with the autistic spectrum for decades to come. "That is where the idea of so-called high-functioning versus low-functioning autistic people comes from really — it comes from Asperger's attempt to save the lives of the children in his clinic," science writer Steve Silberman tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. Silberman chronicles the history of autism and examines some of the myths surrounding our current understanding of the condition in his new book, NeuroTribes.
12 Things Not to Say to Depressed People. Healthfinder.gov - Mentally Ill More Often Victims Of Violence Than Perpetrators: Study. THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with mental illness are much more likely to be the victims of violence than the perpetrators of violent acts, a new study shows.
Within a six-month period of time, nearly one-third of adults with a mental health disorder are victimized, the study revealed. The researchers also found a strong association between enduring a violent act and committing one. They suggested that reducing violence against mentally ill people could help protect others in the community as well. "We hear about the link between violence and mental illness in the news, and we wanted to look not only at the notion that the mentally ill are a danger to others, but the possibility that they are also in danger," study author Dr. Sarah Desmarais, an assistant professor of psychology at North Carolina State University, said in a school news release. Meanwhile, a higher percentage of these adults with mental illness were the victim of violence. Moi, mon fauteuil roulant et les gens : « Etes-vous allée à Lourdes ? » Un homme à Lourdes, le 14 juiller 2011 (MARS JEROME/JDD/SIPA) Comme certains d’entre vous le savent déjà, je suis atteinte d’une ostéogénèse imparfaite, appelée également « maladie des os de verre ».
Je ne suis donc pas paraplégique. Je peux marcher sur de courtes distances, à condition d’être dans un endroit sécurisé, c’est-à-dire sur un sol non glissant, stable, exempt de personnes qui seraient susceptibles de me bousculer. Pour résumer, je ne marche pratiquement que dans mon appartement. Oui, mes jambes « fonctionnent » ET je me déplace en fauteuil roulant. Some Advice on Supporting Friends with Depression. This Captain Awkward post about supporting friends with depression has been bouncing around in my head ever since I read it when it was first posted last August.