Random Rambles

Social Stratification

Social Stratification The relationship between social class and health status In general, lower SES is associated with lower life expectancy, higher mortality rates, and higher rates of infant and perinatal mortality. Lower SES is also associated with major mental health challenges. Inequalities in physical and mental class across the different SES groups have been explained …

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Perspectives on Mental Health

[CN: Sanist language] Perspectives on mental health and illness There are three main clinical perspectives used to address mental health. 1. Psychiatry As part of the medical field, psychiatry looks at mental illness in much the same way that other medical professionals look at physical illness. They focus on: identifying “sick” individuals through diagnosis; predicting …

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It begins…

[CN: Insitutionalisation, the historical awfulness that went with it, Sanist terms] A little while ago, I wrote about how I was sliding down to burn out. I still am. I get bursts of great productivity, and then long phases of screensaver mode where I just want to stare at a wall for an extended period …

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2015: Year in Review

This is purely for me. It will live on this site, and I won’t be sharing it anywhere, but anyone is free to read it. I don’t set new year’s resolutions. It seems like a fairly pointless endeavour that sets people up for failure. Life happens, things change, and new year’s resolutions are too rigid …

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