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    "I need a drink and a peer group." -Ford Prefect

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  1. I am highly invested in the idea that there’s a crap-ton that’s broken about society and culture that contribute to mental illness. however when you start to say “that’s not biologically based”, you are a) separations out that brains and bodies are how we interact with and experience society and culture, b) brains and bodies are changed by those interactions, and c) are privileging some causes of mental illness to be “real” (or biologically, but perhaps what you are really meaning is genetic predisposition? But that’s still a biological-environmental interface, so the distinction makes no sense to me.) Nobody’s biology is their inherent destiny when it comes to this stuff. Just as nobody’s environment, society, or culture is the sole determinant. There are genetic predispositions and inherited tendencies. But even that is really confounded with learned behavior and modeling. i think you err by trying to overstate your case that only some mental illness is inevitable because it is “biologically based”. From a public health epidemiology standpoint, you’d make a stronger case by examining what reduces the stressors of those with genetic predisposition, or what social and policy changes could be applied to everyone to decrease rates of depression and anxiety.
  2. "Trophy, are you talking about alienation, lack of connection to each other, feeling valued and useful? About systemic oppression like racism that contributes to poor mental health? About poverty and trauma and basically all the bullshit that comes with living in a modern capitalist xenophobic society?" "learned maladaptive cognitive processes and/or external stressors" But we aren't talking about the same thing, if I'm understanding your perception correctly???
  3. Trophy, are you talking about alienation, lack of connection to each other, feeling valued and useful? About systemic oppression like racism that contributes to poor mental health? About poverty and trauma and basically all the bullshit that comes with living in a modern capitalist xenophobic society? in that case I absolutely agree there are contributing factors it seems like you’re talking about “the worried well” rather than people with mentally interesting/mental illness.
  4. Thank you for saying that much more eloquently than I was able, @jt07.
  5. I'm not disagreeing with you, @trophy. However if it were truly just a matter of developing higher self esteem, more connectedness and quality of relationships, and a stronger sense of purpose in life don't you think people would be able to take care of that without meds? Major depressive disorder can be fatal if untreated. Best to not fuck around with it on one's own.
  6. Here comes the moderator chiming in to remind folks that we are a first-person site. It's always ok to talk about your own experiences of someone else's behavior and how it affects you. However, for lots of reasons one of the things we don't do here is to speculate about other people's internal experiences. Thanks for understanding.
  7. Some states have branches of employment/unemployment that are more specialized for people with disabilities even though they are not receiving disability payments. for people who are receiving disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation or other employment services for people trying to get off disability may exist
  8. Are you able to qualify for any re-employment services that would be more supportive than general unemployment? I'm not sure what's available in your area.
  9. Having not actually read either article yet, my off the cuff wondering is whether it's a similar mechanism that allows intranasal insulin to convey some protection from Alzheimer's.
  10. "Why do you want so badly to be understood anyway? I don't understand why you care so much if people understand you." fuck you, man.
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    Tats meaningful to me- cutting

    Can we talk about harm reduction for a moment here? https://www.bustle.com/articles/86711-how-to-make-your-stick-and-poke-tattoo-experience-as-safe-as-possible
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    Your Cleaning Goals!

    @deeschmee Before and after pics can be really inspiring. What do you think it would take to clear off the top of the printer?
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    Urgent Care or ER?

    Hey @Geek Sorry you didn't have a timely response to your post. Hopefully it's totally irrelevant at this time. I've done both: ER and Urgent Care. Urgent care was a better experience for me. I told them straight up that I had a therapist and I didn't want to be dead and could they please just put some stitches in so I could stop bleeding everywhere. I can't say that it would be the same everywhere, but I'd like to imagine it would be similar. Something to consider is that if you have self harm injuries that are more involved than skin (ie you can see any tissues underneath), urgent care may defer to ER because of the need for more than one layer of suturing. Also, if it's a burn of any sort that covers more than an area roughly the size of the palm of your hand, they'll probably defer to ER for pain and infection management.
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    Your Cleaning Goals!

    Ok. I didn’t get rid of anything yet. However, all the clothes that need hanging up are hung up, all the clothes that need folding are folded, and all the socks are matched except for my sushi sock. Not sure where that one wandered off to.
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    Your Cleaning Goals!

    I got the toilet and the sink in that bathroom done. Going to work on the closet for 20 minutes before showering tonight. No really. I mean it.
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