I display symptoms that can be scary, bizarre, or unpalatable: why I felt excluded from WMHD10 October 2019
Few managed to avoid the social media frenzy that ensued on World Mental Health Day (10th October). But there are lots of us who felt excluded from the World Mental Health Day narrative: be it for reasons such as cultural or religious attitudes, being multiply marginalised, or having no support system to turn to when instructed to talk to someone. The “just talk” narrative seems deceptively accessible.
I pull my own hair out as a post-traumatic response - and now I've made peace with it01 October 2019
This week is Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours Awareness Week, otherwise known as BFRB Awareness Week. BFRBs are a cluster of conditions characterised by repetitive and compulsive self-grooming behaviours. In this article, Chloe Apter tells Mental Health Today about how she has come to terms with this condition through comprehending its traumatic origin.