Windmill Tilter – Being a gay teenager is not a mental illness!

Or …how gay teenagers might fare in our modern mental health era.

I help moderate a Facebook discussion group called UnDiagnosing Emotional Distress where we are working on formulating language and solutions to mental suffering. It turns out that labels and medications may help some people, but often harm many others. Often people get mental health labels for normal human emotional distress to normal human situations like grief, trauma, bad relationship with parents or significant others, poor job fits, or poor exercise or nutrition, or messed up sleep patterns. We’d love for everyone possible to join our discussion on Twitter

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Edward Duff – trauma after natural disasters – Joplin tornado a year later

How to fix trauma after natural disasters

Edward Duff is a Joplin tornado survivor and has an incredible story about trauma after natural disasters. Joplin is about three days by bike or three hours by car from Kansas City. On May 22, 2011, 5:41 pm, Joplin was hit by a huge tornado that wiped out an entire half mile by one mile strip of the city and damaged up to 70% of the buildings in other parts of the city. Edward says, “The worst thing about that tornado was in the aftermath, we’d be walking around what used to be

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