Mental Health

What is…Toxic Positivity?-May 11, 2020. This post talks about what toxic positivity is. This is also on the pages for the “what is” series and ableism.

How Wintry Weather is Not Friendly to People Struggling Physically or Mentally-January 13, 2020. This post talks about how winter weather, and the way society often handles winter weather, is not friendly to those struggling with their physical and/or mental health. You can also find a link to this post in the “ableism” tab.

Shared Post: I Do Not Have to Perform Your Emotional Labor-January 9, 2020. This shared post talks about the topic of emotional labor, and why emotional labor is such a major issue.

Shared Post: Looking After Your Well-Being During the Holidays-December 12, 2019. This shared post from a fellow blogger goes into how you can take care of yourself during the holidays. This is also in the “blindly just” section.

Mass Shootings and Mental Health-August 13, 2019. Mass shootings are often blamed on mental illnesses. This post talks about how using mental illness as an excuse for mass shootings is so problematic.

Men and Mental Health-May 14, 2019. Men are often told to taught to be tough, strong, not show weakness, not be vulnerable, and confident, to name a few. There are therefore stigmas associated with men struggling with their mental health. This post aims to break those stigmas.

The Case for Content Warnings-March 26, 2019. Content warnings are often viewed as being too “politically correct.” However, this post argues that warnings of content that may harm our mental health are actually helpful. This is also on the “Blindly Just Posts” page.

Addressing the Notion of “Praying Away” Mental Health Conditions-March 12, 2019. There is often a perception that you can “pray away” mental health issues. This post not only challenges the perception, but says that it’s okay if it takes more than prayer to solve your mental health issues.

Mental Health and Listening to the News-December 18, 2018. In this post, I discuss how some of us, no matter how much we want to follow the news, aren’t able to listen to the news because of our own mental health (and that we should listen to our mental health, even if that means not listening to the news for a couple of days).

Self-Care is Not Selfish-November 20, 2018. In this post, I argue that self-care is not selfish, and that it actually helps both yourself and others. This post is also on the “Blindly Just Posts” page of the blog.

On So-Called Slacktivism-October 23, 2018. Some people are called “slacktivists” because they are viewed as not doing enough activism. In this post, I discuss why some slacktivists should not be demonized. This post is also in the sections for ableism and other injustices.

Chester Bennington’s Death Needs to Be a Call to Help, Not Demonize-July 25, 2017. In the aftermath of the suicide of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, many people called his suicide, and suicide in general, selfish. This blog post was written as a response to all who call suicide selfish.

(Note that the dates listed here are original publication dates; some pieces get re-published.)