Top 5 articles of the week #1

I love reading articles about mental health in general. Some are giving new insights, some are just interesting, some are stories of people with mental illnesses, some are thought-provoking, some are infuriating.

All that to say, I would like once a week to share with you the articles that I enjoyed (or not) reading, those worth-a-read. I am going to try to do it every Wednesday afternoon.

  • Debunking a Myth a very well written article about myths surrounding self-harming.
  • What does “being sectioned” mean? an article that gives plenty of information about being sectioned. A lot of people with DID are going to psych unit.
  • How to tell if you are depressed or just low In a world where the sentences “I’m so depressed” or “it’s so depressing” are being used by everyone, every day, it is important to know the difference between having “the blues” or depression. Maybe we should all think twice before using those sentences in order to not minimise depression sufferers.
  • Filming the mind: Mental illness in the movies A very good article about the 7th art and how it likes to stereotype and/or exaggerate mental illnesses. Movies have great impact in our lives and views and unfortunately this impact is often very negative for sufferers. We all know that people that hear voices are just crazy and ready to kill right ? ;)
  • How a dog helped me my anxiety and depression Studies have for years shown that animals are great to help with mental illnesses. A sweet article about the love of a dog and depression.

Share with me the articles or books you’ve read and liked this week. :)

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