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This week, we’re talking mental illness since it’s Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Q1: Please introduce yourself in whatever way you’re comfortable sharing
Q2: Do you have a mental illness?
- Yes, diagnosed
- Yes, undiagnosed
- I don’t know
Q3: Do you know what effects your medications can have on your physical and/or mental health?
- I have a rare dx so it’s unresearched
Q4: Do you feel like your mental health care is being well taken care of?
- Not really
What we endure in childhood can contribute to (and maybe cause) both physical and mental illness: ACEs Study
While ACEs are important, they also currently leave out socioeconomic status and societal discrimination, so we’ll add those in
Q5: What ACEs do you think may have influenced your current illnesses the most?
- Experiencing abuse/neglect
- Poverty/food/health access
- Systemic discrimination (racism, homomisia, etc)
- Lack of support/isolation
Q6: What treatments have worked to help with your mental health?
Q7: What is the one thing that brings you the most comfort?