AUSTRALIA HAS been in the spotlight for its failing human rights record for many years — it continues to deny the basic freedoms of minority groups, including asylum seekers and our indigenous population. What makes a society disengage with others that appear different from them? And how do we ensure that these people can safely... Continue Reading →
Round Up: 3 Inspiring TedX Talks from Neurodivergent/Mentally Ill Speakers
Welcome to our 'Round Up' series, where we 'round up' a few pieces of the internet that are worth sharing. Today, we have found a few videos from neurodivergent/mentally ill TedX speakers about how their mental conditions shape their lives and identities. Enjoy! 1. 'I have Tourette's. Get over it.' - Analise and Robyn Twemlow... Continue Reading →
‘Died by Suicide’ or ‘Committed Suicide’?
The words ‘committed suicide’ are pervasive in discussions about suicide, both in the media and personal conversations. Recently, social justice advocates have called for a significant change in language, stating that the words ‘died by suicide’ should be used instead of ‘committed suicide.’ Is this a justified attempt to change our attitudes towards suicide, or... Continue Reading →
Mental Illness or Mental Skillness? The Case for Neurodiversity
Recent media coverage of Carrie Fisher’s death has been dominated by outpouring of love from friends, fans, and fellow stars. Fisher was most famous for playing Princess Leia, the doughnut-bunned heroine of the Star Wars franchise. Just like her mother, she was a triple threat. But she wasn’t known for dancing or singing. Fisher was... Continue Reading →