As a Society We Lack the Will to Care About Mental Illness

2020, Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Acceptance, Activism, Addiction, Alcoholics, Allies, American, Anti-anxiety meds, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, Borderline Personality, BPD, capitalism, cerebellum, crazy, DBT, deinstitutionalization, Denial, Depression, disability, Discrimination, discussion, Diseases, drugs, DSM-5, Education, election, Equality, Families, Family, government waste, Haldol, Haldol DEC, Haldol Decanoate, homeless, houseless, incarceration, incompetence, insanity, institutionalization, Kristin Bell, Lame-assness, Lithium, long-acting injectables, Manic-Depressive, medical, Medicine, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mood Stabilizers, Narcotics, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Perception, POC, POTUS, prison, privilege, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psycho, Psychoactive Substances, psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, self-care, Self-Harm, Self-Injury, shooting, Social Worker, Suicide, Therapist, treatment, treatment of the mentally ill, treatment-resistant, US Government, US History, US Politics, USA

My latest post on quora:

https://www.quora.com/Why-in-recent-history-have-we-respectively-committed-many-probably-too-many-people-afflicted-with-mental-illnesses-and-then-becoming-reactionary-and-releasing-almost-all-to-the-streets/answer/Kristin-Bell-2?ch=1&share=bba85263&srid=8eZO&fbclid=IwAR22pUG1I1nlsYN-Ra_1FHKpAFcMUaxOvw0PKvTBBngjjZoOZZIbAQg_hQ4

Mental Health App I’m Working On

2016, Acceptance, Activism, Anxiety, Art, artists, arts & crafts, awareness, Cat Stories, Cats, Depression, design, drawings, gif, graphic design, hamster, loneliness, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mindfulness, mobile app, modeling, Psychiatry, psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychosis

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Wrapping Up the Schizophrenia Type Project

2015, Acceptance, Activism, Art, design, graphic design, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, school project, typography

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Check out my booklet in the link below:

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Smoother Transitions Schizophrenia GIF

2015, Acceptance, Activism, adobe cs6, animated gif, Anti-psychotics, Art, design, gif, graphic design, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia GIF

2015, Acceptance, Activism, animated gif, Art, design, gif, graphic design, insanity, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is Not What You Imagine

2015, Acceptance, Activism, design, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, typography

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Acceptance, Activism, Health, Mental Health, Mental Illness

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Must Watch Video!

Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Acceptance, Activism, Allies, Anti-anxiety meds, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, Anxiety, Anxiety Attacks, awareness, Bipolar, BPD, Brain, Depakote, Depression, Diseases, DSM-5, Effexor, Emergency Room, Families, Family, Geodon, Haldol, Health, Kristin Bell, learning through film, Lithium, Mania, Manic, Manic-Depressive, MAO Inhibitors, medical, Medicine, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ocd, Prozac, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psycho, Psychoactive Substances, psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, Seroquel, sickness, stigma, Stories, Suicide, Support System, Surviving, symptoms, TED Talk, treatment, treatment of the mentally ill, Video, Zoloft, Zyprexa

This is a great presentation/speech. I hope you can watch and share it! It really needs to go viral! Hopefully the correct video will play. It is a TED talk about mental illness and community.

Dear Abercrombie & Fitch, I Hope You Choke & Die On Your New Plus Size Clothing

2013, Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrummy & Filth, Activism, Body, Body Image, capitalism, Clothes, clothing, Discrimination, Evil Empire, Fashion, Fat, Fat Acceptance, Fat Hatred, Hate

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Okay, so if you haven’t heard, Abercrombie & Fitch clothing is made of human assholes and excrement. Yes, you heard me right! Abercrombie & Fitch, who defended their NO PLUS SIZES policy by saying that they didn’t want uncool and fat people sporting their brand, is now going to carry some plus size clothing and accessories, because their stock has tanked. Let me just say to Abercrombie & Fitch, YOU CAN SUCK IT! I hope your company dies in the stinking ball of hate from which it was formed. Sure, there are other companies that also discriminate against fat people, but Abercrummy & Filth was very vocal about their hatred of us fatties and how we are not good enough to don their crappy wares. I would, of course, love to see all of the clothing companies that don’t include fatties in their agenda wiped off the planet, but I will settle first for the much belated death of Abercrummy & Filth.

Shadow On A Tightrope 30 Year Celebration!

1980's, 1990's, 2013, Activism, Anorexia, Aunt Lute Books, Bailey Coy Books, blog carnival, Blogging, Body, Body Image, Body Narrative, book, Books, Bulimia, Bullying, Discrimination, discussion, Equality, Fat, Fat Acceptance, Fat Hatred, feminist, Gastric Bypass, Grrls/Women, Hate, Health, identity, Kristin Bell, library, Magic, Plus Size, Psychology, Reading, Scales, self-care, Self-Harm, Self-Injury, Shadow on a Tightrope, Shame, Supersize, Support System, Weight, Weightloss, Weightloss Industry, weightloss surgery
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Kaweria (mom) and Nayeli (daughter) reading “Shadow on a Tightrope”

This year is the 30th anniversary of the publishing of Shadow on a Tightrope by Aunt Lute Books, and there is a blog carnival this week for the book! I am so happy to be participating. I can’t think of a lot of books that have changed my life, but I would say that this one has. I was about 19 years old when I first picked up SOAT. I was bulimic and fat, and had always been told that being fat was the worst thing in the world to be. In high school I had starved myself down to a “normal” weight, but I gained back some of the weight by the time I was 19 when I was trying to starve myself again. I remember being in Seattle at Bailey Coy Books (now out of business) where I found the book, and later reading the book during my lunch break at the University Bookstore where I worked for a short time. I could not believe what I was reading! For one thing, there were these other fat people out there! Who knew?!? And some of them had endured horrendous surgeries that I didn’t know existed back then (which are all too common now). AND then they were saying that fatness wasn’t the horrid devil wrapped in bacon strips that I had always been told it was! WHAT?!? Did I read that correctly? I didn’t know it at the time, but the book forever changed my outlook on fat and fat activism. Maybe not all at once, but it all stayed with me. It found a little space in my brain, and when everyone else and all of society screamed at me to be thin I remembered the words in SOAT. I remembered (for once) that this experience of being fat was not something I had to do alone, and even though I didn’t stop the bulimia for years, and hated myself for being fat a lot, the messages from SOAT were there working their magic. And, I really think it was like magic that these words in a book could so profoundly alter my view of the world. Years later I stopped the bulimia, and I now consider myself to be a fat activist of sorts, and SOAT is still helping me to figure out how to live with my body and how to live with a world that hates my body. I am forever indebted to Aunt Lute and all of the people who put the book together. I hope that this book can get in the hands of more fat people just so they know that it doesn’t have to be like this, they don’t have to hate themselves, and they aren’t alone.