cultivating & crashing

an organic collection of notes, observations, and thoughts

Tag: mental health

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I first came across the concept of adverse childhood experiences via a CBC Ideas talk on the subject a few years ago, and what I heard was unsettling. On the one hand, I realized that what I considered broadly to be a rough childhood had been given a name. There was something tangible to which I could point; the things I lived through were real, difficult, and their consequences were devastating. On the other hand, the associations that were found between these experiences and health in later life were thoroughly depressing, even despairing at times.

To file under: things with which there is nothing to do.


Fascinating stuff happening at the Douglas

Radio La Colifata

Just found out that the mental hospital where my aunt was institutionalized when I was little, El Borda, broadcasts a radio from inside the institution that aims to destigmatize mental illness. Listening to an episode where patients candidly discuss the plans, since revoked, to close the hospital.

Radio La Colifata

Mental health, by survivor

I found this article very poignant and equally interesting. Now I want to read about dialectical behaviour therapy, so I’ve requested Marsha Linehan’s book from the Concordia Library. (Right now I am deeply grateful for Enlightenment ideas about public access to information. Yay do-gooder projects of modernity!)