W.T.F is a blog that discusses mental health, abuse, and recovery. It explores the most common psychiatric medications, as well as alternative therapies that can be used to treat various mental illnesses. What The Fungus also addresses the impact of childhood trauma on adult life and how to recover from an abusive relationship. Additionally, there are many articles about other health conditions like eating disorders and body image issues.
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Have you ever been interested in mental health, abuse, and recovery but didn't know where to start? It can be overwhelming to learn about these issues. There is so much information online that it can be difficult to sort through all of it.
This blog will help you learn about these issues from an expert with experience in counseling, psychiatry and psychology. The blog covers topics like:
- How to cope with a mental health problem
- Dealing with abuse (emotional or physical)
- Helping children who have experienced abuse or trauma
Mental health & psychiatric medications
You may have heard mental health being referred to as a spectrum, but what does that mean? It means that there is no clear-cut point on the spectrum where someone becomes mentally ill. Mental illness can affect anyone at any age and range from mild to severe.
Mental health disorders generally fall under two categories: mental illnesses and psychiatric disorders (or simply 'mental illness').
A mental illness is an umbrella term that includes many different types of conditions, including anxiety disorders and depression. A psychiatric disorder describes more severe disturbances in thinking, feeling or behavior such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Some people experience both types of illnesses simultaneously; some experience only one type at a time; while others do not have either condition at all!
Psychiatric medications are designed for those with severe symptoms who need extra assistance managing their conditions so that they can lead normal lives without needing constant attention from loved ones or even hospitalization due to suicide attempts etcetera...
Recovery from abuse
If you are in an abusive situation, the most important thing to remember is that you're not alone and there is help out there.
You can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or chat with someone online at www.thehotline.org/help-chat/.
If you’re being abused and need help right away, call 911 or go to your local hospital emergency room.
If you feel like someone may be abusing your child but aren't sure what to do next, visit www.childwelfare.gov/topics/parenting-and-family/abuse/signs-of-child-abuse/. This site will give a list of what signs they should look for and how they could respond in order to protect their child(ren). It's also important that parents understand their own roles in preventing abuse before reacting after its happened—this resource has some helpful information about how parents can get involved beforehand as well!
Trauma & PTSD
To understand trauma and PTSD, you first need to know what trauma is. Trauma is any event that causes physical or mental harm. It can include a single-event physical assault, or it can be ongoing abuse over time. It can come from the people around us (like family members) or from other sources (like strangers).
Trauma can happen when someone witnesses violence, which means that it leaves an imprint on their mind and body even though they aren't directly involved with the situation. This kind of exposure to violence later leads to PTSD for some people who experience it—and it's important for you to know how this condition can affect your loved ones if they're going through it now.
Other health conditions
In addition to talking about mental health, abuse, and recovery, it’s important to talk about other health conditions. When someone is dealing with a serious illness like cancer or diabetes they may also be dealing with something else that affects their mental health.
- How do we talk about other health conditions?
- How can we help someone who has multiple health challenges?
- What should we do if someone is struggling with an additional health condition?
Depression & anxiety
Depression and anxiety are common mental health disorders that affect millions of people. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, it’s important to understand the symptoms and seek treatment as soon as possible. Here are some facts about these conditions:
- Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities. Symptoms include changes in sleep patterns, fatigue, irritability or anger outbursts, trouble concentrating on work tasks or schoolwork, feelings of guilt over past decisions/actions (e.g., “I feel like I should have done something differently than what happened”).
- Anxiety disorders refer to a group of related conditions marked by excessive fear or worry; they differ from normal fears and worries about real-life situations in several ways—they may be more intense than usual reactions to stressful events; they may linger over time; they may occur without any obvious cause; and/or they may not go away when the threat itself disappears. For example: if you had an accident at work yesterday morning then today sitting at your desk might make you anxious because it reminds you what happened even though nothing else has happened since (i.e., there hasn't been another accident).
Relationships with family and friends
- If you are in an abusive relationship, get help.
- If you know someone who is being abused, be there and support them!
- Support others who are going through difficulties with their friends or family members.
Eating disorders & body image
Eating disorders are a serious mental health issue, not just an issue with food. Eating disorders, like any other mental illness, require treatment and support. They can be deadly if left untreated; 50% of those with anorexia will die early due to complications from the disease itself or suicide. Eating disorders are not just for teenage girls; men and boys suffer from eating disorders at twice the rate of women. And eating disorders often go undiagnosed because they aren't talked about as much as other mental illnesses like depression or anxiety—the media has often portrayed eating disorders as "just" a problem for young women who want to look good in their prom dresses or bridesmaid gowns, but that ignores the fact that eating disorders affect people of all genders and ages from all walks of life.
If you’re interested in learning more about how abuse, mental health, and recovery intersect with LGBTQIA individuals, this blog is a great place to start. The author has created a comprehensive list of resources that cover everything from identifying as transgender to finding support systems.
What The Fungus is a blog that discusses mental health, abuse, and recovery.
If you're interested in mental health, abuse, and recovery, you'll want to check out W.T.F.. This blog is intended for a general audience and covers topics such as what it's like to be a survivor of sexual assault and how your family can support you during an eating disorder.
You can find this blog at whatthefung.us.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at what W.T.F is, and we encourage you to check out our blog. The name comes from the fact that fungi tend to grow on rotting wood—and we want to be a resource for people who are struggling with their mental health. We know that recovery is possible, but it takes work and support from others who understand how difficult it can be. If this resonates with you or someone close to you, please reach out! We’re here 24/7 by phone or email so there’s no need to suffer alone anymore