cw: mental illness

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Not protest, not religion…

When happens when you treat radicalization as a mental health issue?

For me, one of the scariest lines in this article is, Research in the US following the 9/11 attacks suggested that having sympathies for terrorist acts and violent protest is a sign that people are susceptible to future radicalizing influences. And if that doesn’t worry you? The I suggest you take a look at the last film you watched or video game you played.

Mm. Yeah. About that…

2016-12-21T08:08:56+11:003rd January, 2017|Tags: cw: mental illness, mental health|

Runs in the family.

The genetics of mental illness. In particular, schizophrenia.

One of the reasons I’ve never had an urge whatsoever to ever try pot is because both my paternal grandmother and aunt were schizophrenic, with the latter in particular’s illness exacerbated by substance abuse. Which, yanno. It seems no one believes me when I tell them about the pot thing, until I follow it up with, “… because when my dad was a teenager his mentally ill, drug addict sister would set fire to the curtains in their house while everyone was asleep.”

I don’t want to be the next Aunty Tanya. If the illness manifests, I’d rather be Granny, who wasn’t violent, just… difficult. Ellipses intended.

Incidentally, we didn’t know about Granny until she died, and schizophrenia was mentioned on the death certificate. Apparently she’d been on medication for it most of her life, and had never told a single soul (or, at least, not her son or his family).

That’s stigma for you, I guess.

2017-09-28T13:51:25+11:007th November, 2016|Tags: cw: mental illness, health, mental health|