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Mental Health and Complacency

My Brains Not Broken

There have been many moments along my mental health journey where I’ve felt like I’ve failed. There’s a fear of complacency about my mental health that I never want to test, and that is what I’d like to share today.

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Making Mental Health A Global Priority

My Brains Not Broken

While every day is a good opportunity to talk about mental health, awareness days are some of the best chances to have a conversation. Every year brings a different theme that focuses on various aspects of mental health. ” World Health Organization.

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

My Brains Not Broken

The month of May means one thing on My Brain’s Not Broken – it’s Mental Health Awareness Month! This is a time every year (held each May in the United States) where time and space is reserved to raise awareness for mental health.

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The draft Mental Health Bill: parliamentary proposals for change

Community Care

By Tim Spencer-Lane The joint committee on the draft Mental Health Bill was appointed in July 2022 to consider the government’s draft bill to reform the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) , which is summarised here.

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Why Mental Health Awareness Is Important

My Brains Not Broken

May means one thing on My Brain’s Not Broken – it’s time to talk about mental health awareness ! May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, which means it’s a time where there is added emphasis on how we talk about mental health in this country.

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How Do You Talk About Mental Health?

My Brains Not Broken

During Mental Health Awareness Month , there is a lot of attention focused on knowing what mental health challenges look like. But there are so many things to be aware of when it comes to mental health that not everyone might know.

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How Perfectionism Impacts Mental Health

My Brains Not Broken

When I was growing up, no one ever made a connection between perfectionism and mental health. But the more I learn about mental health, the more I’ve learned that it’s not so black and white. With all that said, is perfectionism connected to mental health?

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Closing Out Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

My Brains Not Broken

Every year when I reach the end of Mental Health Awareness Month , I try to reflect. I reflect on mental health in the state of my community, my city and my country, and I wonder if anything has happened this month that could lead to substantial change.

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Breaking Down Mental Health Terms: What is a Thought Spiral?

My Brains Not Broken

Over the years, I’ve learned a number of words, phrases and definitions that have helped me understand my own mental health. Some of these are connected to mental illness or medicine, while others are connected to mental wellness.

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When Mental Health Catches Us Off Guard

My Brains Not Broken

Life has its ups and downs, and mental health is no different. There are times when I feel like my mental wellness is in the best place it’s ever been. When it comes to our health, we can have anxiety over fear of the unknown.

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Are We Really Talking About Mental Health?

My Brains Not Broken

I’m tired of seeing mental illness get weaponized. Tired of seeing mental health being brought up in bad faith, in harmful, disingenuous and shameful ways that undo the work people have put in for decades to shrink the stigma surrounding mental health.

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Proposed Mental Health Act overhaul included in Queen’s Speech

Community Care

Proposals to overhaul the Mental Health Act 1983 will be considered by Parliament over the next year, the government announced today in the Queen’s Speech. They would have to have a co-occurring mental health condition.

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The mental health social work matrix

Martin Webber

New research reveals the complex matrix of mental health social work in Local Authorities and NHS Mental Health Trusts in England and Wales. Blog Mental health social work PhD research

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Managing Self-Awareness and Mental Health

My Brains Not Broken

And now that I’m noticing some things about myself and how mental health affects my life, I’m facing a new challenge. A lot of that is related to personal development, but I’m also interested in the concept and how it relates to mental health.

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What Are Mental Health Myths?

My Brains Not Broken

However, one of my other favorite things to do is break down myths surrounding mental health. Usually it happens on a whim, when I feel there’s a need to debunk a certain aspect of mental health. There are many facets to this misunderstanding of mental health.

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Breaking Down Mental Health Terms: What Is Self-Stigma?

My Brains Not Broken

It’s likely that you’ve heard about mental health stigma but as I’ve shared before this stigma can be perpetuated in a number of ways. Self-stigma is one of the less talked about ways that the mental health stigma is circulated. mental health

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Older people unlawfully detained in mental health hospitals because of poor DoLS practice, warns CQC

Community Care

Older people are being unlawfully detained in mental health hospitals “in very many cases” because of poor practice around the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), the Care Quality Commission has warned.

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Why Your Mental Health Journey Is Unique

My Brains Not Broken

A lot of people face mental health challenges on a daily basis. This means that our challenges will be faced in many different ways, which can get left out of how we talk about mental health. mental health advice lifestyle mental illness thoughts

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Supporting mental health carers

Martin Webber

Supporting carers of people detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983. Blog Carers Mental health research

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Adjusting The Way We Talk About Mental Health

My Brains Not Broken

I have posts all about mental health terms and why we use the words we do when we talk about mental health. I have a different way of talking about mental health than I did in years past, and I know I’m better for it.

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Why We Can’t Move On From Our Mental Health

My Brains Not Broken

Today, I want to talk about the pandemic from a mental health perspective. But I’ve noticed that over time, that conversation waned, and we’ve reverted back to the general attitude toward mental health that we had before.

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Why My Mental Health Makes Me Feel Stagnant

My Brains Not Broken

today I wanted to write about how that makes me feel because here’s a secret: part of the reason I feel stagnant is because in many ways, my mental health is improving. When I talk about my own mental health, one of the words I use most is the word stagnant.

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Police opens investigation into abuse at mental health hospital revealed by BBC

Community Care

Police have opened an investigation into abuse of patients at a mental health hospital uncovered by the BBC. Olivia, a patient who agreed to be featured on the programme, saying that her treatment at the hospital had made her serious mental health condition worse.

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Taking a Look at Youth Mental Health: A Statistical Breakdown

My Brains Not Broken

Mental health matters for people of every age, race and demographic, but an area that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves is in young people. From the National Alliance on Mental Illness. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year 50.6%

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A Look at Mental Health in the United States During Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

My Brains Not Broken

Last year, I took a deep dive into some statistics and data surrounding mental health and the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month. I think that diving into data and statistics is one of the clearest ways to make mental health visible in our society.

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Mental Health Resources to Know And Share During Mental Health Awareness Month

My Brains Not Broken

Sharing our experiences around mental health is crucial to shrinking the stigma and improving the way we treat mental health in our communities, but it’s also important to share resources. Mental Health Organizations. Mental Health Resources/Support Groups.

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Incubator for Mental Health Research

Martin Webber

The Incubator for Mental Health Research offers practical advice, connections and career development opportunities for aspiring researchers in mental health. Blog Mental health research

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Vaccine Taskforce style approach to tackle mental health challenges

MQ Mental Health

The UK Government has announced a new ‘Vaccine Taskforce style approach’ to tackle a range of health challenges, including mental health. MQ’s CEO Lea Milligan has been involved in the planning of the mental health mission, and MQ is a key stakeholder in the project.

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Some Court of Protection report orders ‘overly burdensome’, warn mental health leaders

Community Care

Some Court of Protection orders for professional reports on people subject to proceedings are “disproportionate, overly burdensome, and wrongly authorised”, mental health leaders have warned. Mental health trust concerns.

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Metaphors for Mental Health: Lifting Weights

My Brains Not Broken

After the first session, my body was sore in places I’d forgotten I could be sore in, and these new exercises taught me a valuable lesson in how we can help ourselves adjust to things, not only physically, but mentally as well. Our mental health is the same way.

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Biden’s commitment to better mental health for all

MQ Mental Health

“Let’s take on mental health. At President Biden’s first State of the Union address to congress last night he addressed many important topics, including a commitment to better mental health for the nation.

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Mental Health Can Be A Positive Term

My Brains Not Broken

By and large, writing about mental health isn’t a “fun” activity. Since I experience depression on a weekly basis, I understand how my attitude toward mental health and wellness can be a little pessimistic, so I’d like to turn that around today.

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85 Mental Health Quotes #14

Bipolar Bandit

For More Quotes: 50 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#1). 65 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#2). 35 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#3). 45 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#4). 25 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#5).

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Mental Health Breakdown: What is Compartmentalization?

My Brains Not Broken

Language is one of the most important aspects of mental wellness, and how we talk about mental health can go a long way toward shrinking the mental health stigma. mental health compartmentalization mental health awareness mental illness mental wellness

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75 Mental Health Quotes #11

Bipolar Bandit

50 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#1). 65 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#2). 35 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#3). 45 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#4). 25 Mental Health Quotes that Inspire (#5).

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It’s Okay If the Weather Impacts Your Mental Health

My Brains Not Broken

I want to be as clear and as blunt as I can be when I say that the weather is straight-up rude to our mental health. If you’re a loyal reader to this blog, you know that I’ve written about how the winter impacts my mental health before.

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Making Black mental health matter

Martin Webber

Renée Aleong discusses her PhD research and explains why Black mental health matters. Approved Mental Health Professionals Blog Practice research Social work research

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The Ugly Truth About Mental Health Stigma

Stop Abuse Campaign

Shocking Barriers Killing Our Mental Health. Mental health can be a very traumatizing thing to open up about due to the stigma surrounding it. Seeking mental health help can almost feel like admitting that something is wrong with you.

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A Look at Mental Health in the LGBTQIA+ Community During Pride Month 2022

My Brains Not Broken

For the past few years, I’ve done research surrounding mental health and the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month. From the National Alliance on Mental Illness : 40% of transgender adults have attempted suicide in their lifetime, compared to less than 5% of the general U.S.

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Teenagers and Mental Health: A Q&A with Tilly’s Life Center

My Brains Not Broken

Mental health is important for everyone, but it’s especially important to spotlight teenagers and mental health. Mental health is important for people of all ages, but there is a clear need for mental health awareness and education with teens.