In my one of my past posts, I spoke about the negative effect that labels have on mental illness. Let’s further the discussion, how much of an effect do labels, roles, and expectations have on people’s behavior? Philip Zimbardo, an American psychologist and professor, explored that particular situation in his famous Stanford Prison Experiment. The… Read More Who’s in Power, the Situation or You?
On Friday, Mr. Squigglekins told me that when I backed up I nearly hit his neighbor. Fortunately, his neighbor saw and avoided hitting me. The same day I saw a homeless man holding an “I’m Hungry Sign,” and I was so focused on him that I drove my car over a cement planter. A passerby… Read More Another Obsession over Driving
In school, I learned about the atrocities that the Nazi’s committed towards the Jews, Slavs, homosexuals, and others they deemed not worthy of living. As I grew older I learned about other genocides, the killings of non-Arabs in Darfur, killings of Muslims and Catholics in Bosnia, and the Ottoman Empire killing Armenian minorities at the… Read More Is Obedience Naturally Inherent?
In my last post, I wrote about the clinical description of trauma. Readers in the medical or psychology fields understand what I wrote, but for the rest, it was likely dry and wordy. In this next post, I’m going to write my first hand experience with trauma, personally a miscarriage. In college, I had a… Read More Trauma on the Brain Dalawa (two): Miscarriage
It’s been five years, why can’t you move on? It happened a long time ago, why can’t you stop thinking about it? You’re giving him or her the power if you keep thinking of it. If you’ve experienced trauma, you know it’s not easy repressing the thought or moving on. As much as your… Read More Trauma on the Brain
I am a person with obsessive compulsive disorder, but I am not obsessive compulsive. My former friend, Manic, has bipolar, but she is not bipolar. If you do not understand the first two sentences, read it slowly, and maybe you’ll get it. If English is not your first language, I apologize. What I’m saying is… Read More Labels: I am NOT my Mental Illness
I take the medication Escitalopram, also known by its brand names Lexapro and Ciraplex. It is an anti-depressant that is of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor class (SSRI). SSRI’s work by blocking the reabsorption or reuptake of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, in the brain. This class of anti-depressants is different from other anti-depressants because they primarily… Read More Ahhh, 10mg Escitalopram, my good friend
Dear Readers! I apologize I haven’t written a new post today. I’ve been preparing for a camping trip that I’m going with Mr. Squigglekins for three days! I will have a new post on Friday. Love you!
I’d like to talk about Classism. Classism is discrimination against or in favor of people belonging to a particular social class. I believe that the United States focuses too much on racism and is in denial that classism exists. If i’m too general, please comment. For example, take the recent cases of Ferguson and Eric… Read More On my Mind: Death and Classism