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10 Ways to Access Mental Health Resources in the UK

Originally posted on Therapeutic Diversity:
For World Mental Health Day 2018 I opened Facebook and was inundated with meaningless platitudes, ‘inspirational’ mental health-related quotes from the likes of Matt Haig and Stephen Fry, and vaguely relate-able links to personal accounts of mental illness. All of which was done with the best intentions, but in a…

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Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, judge rules | The Washington Post

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the federal government must seek consent before giving migrant children medication. (NAPABA/AP) A federal judge on Monday found that U.S. government officials have been giving psychotropic medication to migrant children at a Texas facility without first seeking the consent of their parents or guardians, in violation of state […]

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Thomas Cook axes trips to SeaWorld over animal welfare concerns |BBC News

Travel giant Thomas Cook stops selling SeaWorld and Loro Parque tickets over animal welfare concerns. Source: Thomas Cook axes trips to SeaWorld over animal welfare concerns| BBC News

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Review: Preliminary thoughts on ‘Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist’ (Hadley) | Therapeutic Diversity

I am hoping to do a full review of this book at some point, but here are my thoughts so far on the book Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist. The book features seventeen narratives on race and culture in Music Therapy, compiled by Susan Hadley. At the very start of the book Hadley speaks […]

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Demi Lovato’s honesty on mental illness is a rare gift | Jean Hannah Edelstein/ The Guardian

As many of those who have struggled with mental health know, the road to recovery is hard Drug addiction and mental illness are real, constant struggles for millions of Americans, and Demi Lovato has long been forthcoming about the fact that she is among them. Source: Demi Lovato’s honesty on mental illness is a rare […]

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Left to Fail | Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

Left to Fail Left to Fall inside the Grave Life dug for me. Screaming for help. Begging for assistance. She remains ignored and abandoned. Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps yell the Memers, Life coaches and Positivity Pimps. They well knowing that you don’t even have shoes much less laces or straps for pulling. […] […]

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#AutisticWhileBlack: Diezel Braxton And Becoming Indistinguishable From One’s Peers | THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM

Kerima Çevik theautismwars.blogspot.com The author’s idea of what displaying autism positivity looks like [Image: a Black woman over 50 with braided gray hair wearing Neurodiversity 3.0 by ThinkGeek, a black T-shirt with a world globe design on the upper chest area in the shape of a human brain, colored in physical map fashion i.e., water […]