Life-threatening stigma is propagated by overvaluation of the relevance of body weight in eating disorders and healthcare in general. Outward physical symptoms are not a reliable metric for mental illnesses.
Thank you to everyone participating in the #MentallyMe movement! I'm hopeful that this form of "digital-age mindfulness" will instil some sense of responsibility for our use of social media. It's a reminder to check in with yourself, not only with regards to how your social feeds influence you, but also to start being more introspective. I [...]
People with mental illnesses are, first and foremost, people. I'm excited to announce that I recently became an ambassador for project I Define Me. This campaign strives to combat the stigma and fear associated with mental illness by disassembling the ignorance underlying it all by showcasing that above all else, people with mental illness are just [...]
How old are you? How tall are you? How much do you earn? How much did your car cost? What grade did you get? How many steps did you take today? How much do you weight? How many calories are in that? As humans we assign value to things. It's been a practice as long [...]
Words have the power to define what we see. With respect to mental illness diagnoses, this is no different. There's so much to be said about this topic, I'm elaborating a bit on here after one of my latest Instagram posts. (Keep in mind I am not a diagnostic professional, nor clinician, and my knowledge [...]