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2nd attempt at spelling! I’ve pulled out of a new job, as the employer demanded I saw their doctor re: MH and past drug and alcohol issues; following two phone consultations and an online assessment. Being honest has never been a problem before and I genuinely feel stigmatised.
Context. I’ve been sober for nearly 4 years and drug free almost a decade. My MH is well-managed, with lots of strategies in place at home and at work. I know it’s due-diligence and I work with children, so accept and understand why this has happened.
However, I’ve always been honest with all employers and they’ve all been supportive. It would seem that professional integrity, skills, qualifications and experience mean little, if you’ve a history of instability. #stigma #mentalhealth
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Het is vandaag #wereldautismedag. Ruim 2 jaar geleden kreeg ik, op mijn 50e, de diagnose. Voor die tijd had ik ook autisme, maar ik wist het niet. Dat belette mij niet om er in wisselende mate enorm veel last van en mee te hebben. Ik camoufleerde, compenseerde, ploegde voort...
Ik voelde me vaak een vreemde, niet alleen tussen andere mensen maar ook vervreemd van mezelf. Ik stortte regelmatig in, trok mezelf weer uit het moeras, totdat dat echt helemaal op was en ik bij de crisisdienst belandde
Toen besefte ik dat ik echt moest uitzoeken wat er mis was. Omdat het zo echt niet langer ging. Eerst kreeg ik de diagnose ADHD, wat op zich wel klopte maar ik wist dat er méér loos was, het ging (nog) dieper. Toen kwam de diagnose #autisme.
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MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS = WEAK IMAAN? 🤔

"Alah, ni mesti jenis yang sembahyang tak cukup la ni"

"Hmm. Entah2 memang tak solat pon. Huhu"

Kata sekumpulan remaja selepas menonton video cubaan membunuh diri di Youtube.
"Seorang yg kuat iman,TAKKAN mengalami masalah kemurungan. Kerana dia yakin Allah sentiasa bersamanya.

Firman Allah SWT dalam surah Ar-Ra'd ayat 28,"Orang yg beriman hati mereka menjadi tenteram dengan mengingati Allah. Ingatlah, hanya dgn mengingati Allah,hati menjadi tenteram"
Kata seorang ustaz di atas mimbar. Kita mungkin faham context yang ingin di bawa oleh khatib di atas mimbar itu, namun kita tidak tahu, mungkin dalam kalangan jemaah itu, ada yang sedang bertarung dengan minda dan emosi mereka.
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Consequences of going to the police under the Nordic model:

1. If you are working with other SWs you can be arrested for "trafficking" each other.

2. If you live in an apartment and are caught you will be evicted

3. If at a hotel you will be banned /thrown out (cont)...
4. Even if you are fortunate enough to own your home, neighbors can complain and call the cops. If cops figure out your incall they'll scout your property and keep arresting your clients, so you will be forced to move and incur additional expenses +can be devastating
For survival SWs who are one client away from financial destitution). So if you need to keep working you will be forced to move or get a hotel (where you may be kicked out anyway) so your clients don't get arrested.

5. Clients refusing to screen. Not all are in
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Very sad to hear about the #suicide of #KeithFlint (#TheProdigy ). If you're in the UK - you can find a list of #MentalHealth resources and support in this thread.

So first up - 1. #Mind - Mind Infoline – Phone: 0300 123 3393, Text: 86463 mind.org.uk
2. Elefriends - a peer to peer community forum elefriends.org.uk

3. Samaritans (you do not need to be suicidal to call them) 116 123 (UK)
116 123 (ROI) jo@samaritans.org (UK) jo@samaritans.ie (ROI)
4. Rethink Mental Illness - broad array of services + part tackling mental health #stigma --- rethink.org along with 5. #TimeToChange time-to-change.org.uk and 6. SANE sane.org.uk which also has a helpline 0300 304 7000 from 4.30pm – 10.30pm daily
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1/This care partner's tale in 9 tweets.
Son 35 yrs. Undetected spondylolysthesis and other musculoskeletal issues uncovered at 13 yrs due primarily to onset of pain during a period of rapid growth.
2/ First emergency spine fusion at 15 yrs after 2 yrs of medical profession denying that kids have pain. Teens are an invisible health care population.
Columbine happened in this period.
Every teenage boy in America had a target on their forehead.
Pain became 'kid wants drugs"
3/ Fusion failed. #FailedBackSurgerySyndrome
Blame the kid for failure to heal. Medical message: Shift the blame. Teach the kid that cure is his fault.
Teenage cutting, self-harm distracts from daily pain.
Back into surgical revision2 @ 16.
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I have spent the last few years trying to rethink #mhealth. As we work to lessen #stigma and fear I ask everyone to keep an open mind, give feedback, and join me as I delve into some unique hypotheses. 1/
This started with my sphere of mental health. (Pinned) . I don’t believe true “normal” exists and feel everyone has issues that fit within the sphere. A dx comes because of observations that are inherently flawed & variable due to relative perceptions. 2/
I use the word “flawed” because none of us can read minds, therefore, there is no objective way to truly know exactly what someone is going through or how extreme their suffering is. This is one reasons #mhealth pros have such a difficult job. 3/
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.@DailyMail, don't use terms like #paedohpile. There are people with paedophilic disorder, & not all abuse children. Help is available, but stigmatizing people makes it less likely they will get help & can increase the risk to children.
Report responsibly.
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6…
Yes it's #paedophile, thank you @SandraSilguero for noticing. There are several reasons why using "paedophile" as a synonym for child sexual abuse offenders, or people who sexually exploit children, is problematic & counterproductive when fighting the crime.
1. It is inaccurate. Although people who commit #ChildSexualAbuse are sometimes #paedophiles, those with a paedophilic disorder have a sustained primary or exclusive sexual interest in pre-pubescent children. i.e. those who abuse teenagers are not necessarily paedophiles.
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Today, after extensive @NIDAnews research and @samhsagov support por favor funding for programs and research, there is still #Stigma about #addiction. I still hear people affected by SUDs refer to themselves as “addicts” “junkies” “bangers.” I get the culture, but there is more.
This keeps our loved ones and community members who struggle with #addiction locked into an old pattern of #stigma. We are repeating a process that has never worked. This only helps the heart wrenching results stack up as more and more die from this chronic disease.
72,000 mothers, daughters, sisters, fathers, sons, brothers and more died last year alone from an overdoson drugs. Many of those deaths were related to opioids, and let’s not forget that alcohol is the cause of so many deaths as well. This world needs to get woke about #addiction
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My name is Lelena.

I am a #ChronicPain patient.

I am required to pee in a cup monthly to show #compliance to my #LowDose #opioid regimen.

I am painted as despicable, helpless, & #unclean by the powers that be.

I am a modern-day #Leper.

#EndStigma #PainLeper
Newsflash, America:

I'm not JUST a #ChronicPain patient.

I am not helpless.

I am not #unclean.

I am not #despicable.

I don't just use #pills to overcome my #SeverePain.

I refuse all #stigma, misconceptions, assumptions, and #labels.

I am an #Overcomer.
I will be criticized for calling myself a #ChronicPain patient.

People will say: she wallows in illness. She enjoys it! She IDENTIFIES with her pain.

Wrong. It is part of my reality. I must face it & battle it daily.

And I do. Despite all the negativity I face from others.
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@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser #ACMPR highlights #WeedLikeToKnow :
- limit of <30-day supply or 150g
- LP delivery by mail only, no retail point of sale
- medical doc lasts 1 year
- storage limit (to be removed soon with #CannabisAct )
- Soon, might be able to transfer from one licensed producer to another
@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser #CannabisAct Bill #C45 removes #cannabis from #cdsa, separate act will be created for regulation of cannabis
- Can grow up to 4 plants (debated) in dwelling
- legal limit up to 30g in public
- anticipate royal ascent by end of June, coming into force Sept/Oct 2018
#WeedLikeToKnow
@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser There is still reluctance in prescribing #MedicalCannabis, and there is lack of point of sale (still will have to be by mail), excise tax and HST/GST upcoming, lack of drug plan coverage.
#WeedLikeToKnow #SPEforum
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Hi, tweeps, gimana harimu? Semoga dalam kondisi baik-baik aja yah. Sekarang kita akan mulai nih kultwit mengenai stigma bunuh dirinya #suicide #stigma #EndStigma @IntoTheLightID .
Stigma secara umum didefinisikan sebagai evaluasi negatif dari pemikiran, perasaan dan perilaku kita terhadap aneka ragam objek yang bisa berupa benda, institusi, ataupun kelompok tertentu. Stigma bunuh diri dapat diartikan sebagai evaluasi negatif terkait perilaku bunuh diri.
Perlu ditekankan terlebih dahulu bahwa stigma bunuh diri ini berbeda dengan stigma gangguan jiwa, meskipun keduanya seringkali muncul bersamaan pada satu individu.
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