Why do you not have a category on "psychology" or "mental health?"
I am a "psych" major. I have been informed that the best academic foundation for a writer or a novelist is a degree in Psychology. There are millions of emotionally and psychologically disturbed people in society. According to statistics, one out of four adults in the U.S. suffers from some type of mental illness, mostly depression. Many of these people become suicidal. anyone reading this probably knows at least 30 people (even relatives) who are on "psychotropic drugs) i.e. prosac, zoloff, or zanex, etc. Discussions regarding mind dynamics is highly important. Am I missing something here?
We do have a category titled:
Health ? Mental Health ? Stigma of Mental Illness
Just type in Mental Illness in the search box and you will find it.
I've written something about mental illness, psychology, anxiety, recovery, psychotropic drugs but I'm not a credentialed, school degreed individual, or professional. Does that invalidate what I write about? I'm someone who has and is suffering from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. I'm someone who is 8 years sober, in recovery and is struggling one day at a time to maintain that sobriety, maintain a semblance of normalcy, sanity. Sometimes I think I can't do this, I'm going to loose it, I wish I was dead but I also hear that still, small voice inside and I go on one more day, I keep trying, I keep showing up, I listen listen listen to those who are also going through the same thing, hoping I hear something that will help me. Sometimes I do, other times not. What I fear most? Betraying my soul one more time - giving in, going back out on that path of self destruction.
I thought the very same! I think the closest they get it self-help - which a lot of people with mental health issues have somewhat of a problem.
Though your definition of psychotropic drugs confuses me - these are anti depressants not pyschotrophic drugs - not to be confused with lithium or anti psychotics?
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Another way to reframe this idea that "there are millions of mentally ill..." is to think that we can be mentally ill like we can be physically ill. There are times in our life that can be labeled crisis and will bring about deep symptoms that can be termed, grief, depression, etc. With this reframing it will help to remove the stigma attached to some of our thinking about mental illness.. Some mental illness is not chronic whereas others are... asbergers, ADD...... but some mental health conditions are common to all of us.... again, grief, depression and the like.
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