On Distraction and Ableism

There's an attitude-- and it's a subtle one-- that mentally ill people are doing something wrong. Even among otherwise understanding professionals and loved ones, there's an idea that if mentally ill people would just learn to think correctly, like everyone else, they wouldn't be mentally ill anymore. This idea has its basis in the benefits … Continue reading On Distraction and Ableism

How to Help Someone with Self-Harm

The common mental health problem of self-harm is often dramatized and sensationalized to the point where people aren't sure what to even think about it. Therefore, many people deal with the self-harm of others in a way that's not constructive for anyone involved. If someone has come to you about their self-harm, the following is … Continue reading How to Help Someone with Self-Harm