21 Times #TheWorstPartAboutDepressionIs Reminded You That You’re Not Alone
Buzzfeed compiled a list of posts that came the twitter hashtag: #TheWorstPartAboutDepressionIs. As more and more share their experiences of mental health disorders, the message rings true that you are not alone.
Robin Williams, One Year Later: What Will Your Verse Be?
Mental health activist Dese’Rae L. Stage reflects on the media coverage of surrounding Robin William’s death, and lists specific steps so that we can refocus the conversation and efforts on preventing suicide now.
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Everyday Discrimination Impacts Mental Health
Researchers at the University of Texas discovered a link between the risk for mental health problems and the type and frequency of discrimination one experiences in the outside world.
I submitted an op-ed to a couple of sites over the weekend reflecting on the loss of Robin Williams. The article still hasn’t been posted, and I would assume (and have been told) that’s because it was no longer newsworthy.
Four days after his death, it was no longer newsworthy. That’s exactly the issue we cannot stand for any more.
This. Is. Newsworthy. Today, and always.
Since Robin’s suicide, I have been thinking tirelessly about his death, about the suicides of my brother and grandfather, and about the thousands of other suicides I hear about in my work that must be discussed.
Below is the original post I submitted.