Why Does My Phone Think I Have ADHD?
My TikTok feed suggested the first signs this past summer. My For You Page, a personalized home feed filled with mysteriously hyper-targeted videos, started showing me dancy videos with women who were diagnosed with ADHD later in life. This diagnosis changed their lives, was the missing piece they were looking for, and now they had to spread the word.
There's something really nice about being a part of a fandom. Personally, I am a part of the Bob Dylan fan culture (the Bobcats), the Michael Jackson fan culture (the Moonwalkers), the 50s Rockabilly fan culture and various movie and literature fan cultures. It is a lovely place to make friends online with people who are interested in the same things as you. This is why I hardly ever really feel lonely because it is like I always have at least one person to talk to out of all of these. But when I'm on social media, I also engage with these cultures in a healthy manner, we simply talk about the theories of songs, or book and film recommendations - apart from that, it doesn't go much further.
Stop Normalizing Gaslighting
It’s good to mold your beliefs into something better, taking advice from an experienced person about anything helps you change your thought process, and you should take plenty of advice from people. Parents help their kids understand things that the kids misunderstand, which involves healthy advisory sessions and seldom involves scolding if their kids don’t obey. This process of molding the wrong belief into something better involves reinforcement and punishment psychology.
Changing the Narrative: Mental Health Awareness in Film & Fiction | Statistics & Solutions
TRIGGER WARNING: In-depth talk of suicide, depression, eating disorders and other mental health conditions. 1 in 4 people experience a diagnosable mental health issue every year in the U.S. and U.K. Around eight hundred thousand people die by suicide every year - it is estimated that for each person who dies from suicide, another 20 attempts to do the same. Suicide is also the leading cause of death for men between 18-50:
ADHD In Women
Saturday night, early Sunday morning I had a meltdown and a major ah-hah! moment. Now I want to tell what I realized, the article that hit home, and how I am taking the first step to help myself.
During the spring semester of my freshman year, a friend named Sophie convinced me to attend meetings held by my college's Hillel Society. I am not Jewish, but since I was friendless and didn't have anything better to do, I came to the miniscule meetings where the club watched films on Judaism and ate kosher pizza. Born and raised Catholic, I felt like an intruder. But people welcomed me, and for a few weeks, I was less alone than I was before.
Netflix Documentary: "The Social Dilemma." Pushes Old Fears into New Tech.
“The Social Dilemma” brings together social media app leaders to discuss the unstoppable monster of their own creation. This Netflix Documentary is a bold warning of the unforeseen strength that lies within our technological devices. Some ramifications of tech usage have undeniably negative consequences which are highlighted in the film, but will it truly lead to civilizations' downfall as the documentary suggests?
Celebrities, Social Media And Grief: Why Do We Feel We Have A Right To Someone's Private Feelings?
If reports are to be believed, internet trolls have chased yet another famous face off of Social Media. Actress Elizabeth Olsen, best known for playing Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently de-activated her Instagram account. If reports are to be believed, the reason for this is that Olsen was bullied by supposed fans over her failure to post about the death of her Avengers co-star, Chadwick Boseman.
Behind the Scenes
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Beyond the Blues
Understanding depression is difficult; hear from Psyche's community of peers on their experiences with this mood disorder.
The Chance For A New Life
My fiancé came into the picture under some taboo circumstances. I will not go into that here. My now ex-husband has known him for over, I am going to guess, 15 years now. I have known him since my oldest daughter was 3. She is now 12.
Depression is a liar
Depression is a liar Depression has always been awful but lockdown and the stress of covid has really impacted a lot of people (and some a lot more than people realise).
How To Handle A Panic Attack
If you’re reading this then you’ve either just had your first experience with a panic attack or you’ve had multiple ones already. These are tips and tricks that I use to help myself when I start to feel the beginnings of an attack.
How To Trick Brain To Stop Smoking
We are hard-wired for addictions. The brain must be tricked into stopping addictive behavior. It is difficult but possible to get rid of long-term addictions. Understanding thoughts and emotions are critical.
EL INGENIERO RAÚL CHAMALÉ
My mother finally realized that the beatings she took from my father would never end and that the abuse was not just for her for for me as well. The day my father took a knife and put it to her neck after he had beat her, was the last time I ever saw my father put hands on her. I can still feel her whole body shaking as she held me close when we were asleep. In the morning she woke me up and told me to get ready because we were going on a trip. We could not say good bye to my father , he would never let us go. So I grabbed a little stuffed dog he had bought me and got dressed. My mother asked me to tie make a bow on the back of her dress for her because she could not reach. I grabbed the straps on each side of her dress and tied a knot, she asked that I make it tighter; she was so thin I could have wrapped those straps around her 4 times and still had enough to make a good size bow. We got to the airport and flew to Chicago. Life has never been easy for a single mother . The United States was so different from our home town in Central America. My mother worked grave yard and after about a year she decided I could not continue staying alone all night and most of the day while she slept. I was around 6 years old and needed someone to watch over me. She decided I would be better off with my grandmother. She said she had to stay and take care of some things but that she would be with me in two days. Those two days turned into 6 years.
Self Love: Scars and all
When something breaks, it will never be as it was before. No amount of super glue or duct tape can force something back to the way it was in the past. The cracks will still be there; some pieces might even stay missing for good. Once broken, a thing will never be the same. Maybe it will be better than it was before, made stronger when it is put back together. There is a practice in some cultures where gold is used to seal the cracks, making the broken thing more beautiful and valuable. Or perhaps it will be more like scar tissue; it will look stronger than it was and even feel thicker but be weaker than it was and less able to withstand the wear and tear of life. And the thing about broken objects is this, whether they come out stronger after the break or weaker, they can always be broken again.
The Right Look
Laura Petroski had the ‘right look’ – blonde, blue-eyed, tall and slender with a leg-to-torso ratio of 1.4%. Her grandmother, Reba Petroski, told her the ‘right look’ would give her privilege. As proof she cited the disadvantages of Laura’s mother, Magda Wysocki, a petite brunette with brown eyes and a comfortable arse.
It's okay to feel things.
We as individuals choose different ways of living life, some of us choose to express our feelings while some of us happen to keep them to ourselves and not sharing them with anyone. It doesn’t matter whether you wanna express your feelings or not what matters is you accept them. Feeling things doesn’t make us weak or pathetic rather it makes us human who can understand pain, guilt, happiness, and excitement.
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