I pull my own hair out as a post-traumatic response - and now I've made peace with it
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.
We can discuss mental health care responses, but leave my personality out of it
Creating mental health crisis support plans for schoolchildren
Crisis support plans can prove useful in supporting schoolchildren to recognise and then plan for experiences or feelings that some are likely to already be finding to be regular and overwhelming occurrences. In this article Ann-Marie D'Arcy Sharpe, who lives with a mood disorder diagnosis, describes how she supports herself now and how it informs the ways she wishes she was supported during school. This article is aimed at teachers looking for support around how to shape their lessons.