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Do the Blues have you Down?

Compassion for either would be nice - diabetes is misunderstood just like mental illness :'( why did I get a double whammy!!

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It's a reminder to me that I'm okay. I have depression, Social Anxiety, and ADHD. A Mental Illness is a chemical imbalance in the brain. All of it. It's just chemicals. So, I want this tattoo to remind me to "Just breathe" and remember I'm okay.

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It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

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What I know now about how the brain works

What I know now about how the brain works. Cognitive science – how the brain works – is quite important to teaching and learning. So why is it that it’s only been in the last three years of my career (which started in 1996) that I’ve learned anything about it? I am certainly not an expert. My science qualifications go up to GCSE level. You would think that a postgraduate certificate in education would include something on the functioning of the organ that the job is primarily concerned…

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I HATE it when people say "depression is a choice; just think of something else." Obviously you've never had clinical depression. Our brains don't make the "I'm happy" chemical. Educate yourself.

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