Recommended Reading for May 18, 2010
I dreamed the world made sense,
That people never tried
To delve into my psyche and redefine my mind.
I think maybe what we are seeing here, is women who have a powerful voice in the media through their personal fame or newspaper column, sharing their experience in a way that will hopefully help to normalise the experience of mental health problems and help reduce stigma.
I don’t need to explain to anyone why I’m on government assistance, because you know what? It’s none of anyone’s damn business.
In a draft of the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — the American Psychiatric Association’s bible — a new label, temper dysregulation disorder with dysphoria, is proposed for these behaviors instead. Unlike bipolar disorder, the new label doesn’t specify that the disorder is a lifelong condition.
By Annaham 18 May, 2010. autonomy, bodies, class issues, creative work, gender, identity, invisibility, politics, recommended reading, shaming, social attitudes ableism, children, children with disabiltiies, government benefits, identity, invisible disabilities, mental health, mental illness, myths and misconceptions, problematic attitudes, social treatment, things people say, work