Photo by Kym MacKinnon on Unsplash Ever found yourself scrolling through the news or social media on your phone looking at nothing but negative and depressing stories? I certainly know I have. So if you are anything like me, you have fallen into the trap of ‘Doom Scrolling’. What’s that all about then? Doom and … Continue reading Some Thoughts On ‘Doom Scrolling’
What we need to change is the idea that social media awareness posts and motivational, positive content are an adequate answer to our increasing mental health crisis. We need to look past the smoke screen and lobby our local and national government to push for properly funded mental health services in our country.
Photo by AbsolutVision on Unsplash Few things are as powerful as the media. The media often reflects the way we think. Years of misinformation has led people to have skewed perception of mental illnesses. Historically inaccurate Schizophrenia has been portrayed in the media as something it is not. The words violent and aggressive have been … Continue reading The Media vs The Reality Of Mental Illness
Photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash Most of us who were born in the 1990s remember when social media became popular in the mid-noughties. While my social media career (career?! lol) started on MySpace and Hi5 (Yes, I know, call me old), Facebook was the one I embraced BIG TIME. Getting started on social media … Continue reading It’s Ok To Take A Social Media Break!
So why am I telling you this? I suppose the point of this article is to actually encourage you lovely readers to check out the body acceptance movement. On the whole it is wonderful, and while it doesn’t help me to accept my body, that is because of deep seated issues that I have to work through myself, and not the fault of the movement. There are many body acceptance accounts that share wonderful content and it is always refreshing to see unedited images. You may not gain the confidence to dance on the internet in your pants, but normalising diverse body shapes can’t be a bad thing right?