As of data from 2015, 40 million people in the United States (18%) experience an anxiety disorder in any given year, so it was about time we took a deep dive into it.Read More
You may have been hearing more and about streamers and Youtubers alike experiencing burn out. What exactly is burnout? Can we prevent it? How?
Speedy is the creator of Cast Together and is a great DM on his channel twitch.tv/Notsospeedruns
I was lucky enough to have the lovely ChelseaDagger on the stream for Sunday morning. She's a gamer and a Twitch streamer. Just a regular lady with a practical obsession with corgis and tea. I think it's clear to see how we've become friends.Read More
2017 marked the creation of Mxiety.com. I'll get to continue working to reduce the burden of stigma for those suffering with mental illness in 2018 by sharing more guest stories, experiences and scientific research while making crafts (poorly) live and on this blog. As for 2017? Here are four positive shifts in Mental Health which I hope to see continue grow in 2018.Read More
During our live-stream on Twitch, we discussed how Social Media affects those with mental illnesses. I learned that there is a high rate of suicides that occur during live streams. I wanted to do my part to prevent these in the future, so I continued researching how various platforms handled the delicate matter.Read More
Last night, I became Twitch Affiliate! The conversation got a bit derailed from the research, but we brought it back around. We celebrated, laughed and I said a lot of stupid things, so it was awesome.
We talked about how needing to be perceived as manly prevents males from receiving the help they need. Patrick opened up about his Generalized Anxiety Disorder how he keeps it under wraps to avoid stigma. We talked about the difference in suicide rate between men and women and how that changes in times of economic duress.Read More
This Sunday Pat joined me again! I did some research about how mental health can be affected by video games, specifically focusing on misconceptions/old research and new findings.
I learned about surgeon simulation video games, how social video games make kids and how they help soldiers with PTSD cope and reduce their symptoms.Read More
Another Thursday, Another stream.
Except this one was different. I had a ton of people join and ask questions. After the 2 hours we spent together, I was certain that I set out to do something that was missing before.
I know...I know... 2 hours is a long time, but man, we talked about so much that it was hard to edit it down without the rest of the footage there for context. That's how the short video ended up being almost all facts. If you want to hear some numbers and hard statistics, then that is the cut for you.
As per what I found:
I compared the data in the US with a few European countries and confirmed that, yes, suicide rates do drop steeply in countries where mental illness isn't a taboo. Check these articles out if to see what else I found, if have some time.
Here's my list of sources:
Mental Illness Stigma, Help Seeking, and Public Health Programs
Current Controversies in Psychiatry
Changes in the perception of mental illness stigma in Germany over the last two decades
Public beliefs about and attitudes towards people with mental illness: a review of population studies
Attitudes and stigma in relation to help-seeking intentions for psychological problems in low and high suicide rate regions
World suicide rates by country
Mental illness stigma, secrecy, and suicidal ideation
Collective levels of stigma and national suicide rates in 25 European countries
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This week Trisha stopped by to share her story which includes: grieving, depression, and anxiety. We make Vision Boards to help quell nerves about the future and we learn so many new things! The resource this week was: Trisha's psychology degree and the Third Edition of "DSM-V in Action", written by Sophia F.Read More