Category: Mental Illness

Overcoming Disability in the Media 0

Overcoming Disability in the Media

This is an assignment for my disability studies course in my social work program. The purpose of the assignment is to identify different models of disability in the media by reviewing a news article....

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I am in pain and I can’t sleep: Fibromyalgia and Sleeping Disorders

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is thought to be the result of overactive nerves. It is a condition that results in chronic widespread pain and tenderness all over the body.  So what exactly does that mean?“Chronic” means...

If You’ve Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You 0

If You’ve Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things. If you cry happy tears, you’re emotional. If you express (even if it’s in a healthy way) that...

Wearable Tech Emerging For Chronic Pain Relief 0

Wearable Tech Emerging For Chronic Pain Relief

The opioid crisis has revealed another real ongoing problem: a lot of people have chronic pain. For example, Lady Gaga recently revealed that she suffers from fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition that the Centers for...

Tom Petty’s Cause of Death: Accidental Overdose Medication Opioid Chronic Pain 0

Tom Petty’s Cause of Death: Accidental Overdose Medication Opioid Chronic Pain

After months of speculation, a medical examiner has ruled that Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner. The Hall of Fame musician had taken several...

BLUE BADGE PARKING PERMITS TO BE ROLLED OUT TO PEOPLE WITH HIDDEN DISABILITIES, GOVERNMENT PROPOSES 0

BLUE BADGE PARKING PERMITS TO BE ROLLED OUT TO PEOPLE WITH HIDDEN DISABILITIES, GOVERNMENT PROPOSES

People with hidden disabilities could soon be entitled to blue badge parking permits under Department for Transport (DfT) plans. The Government said the proposals would make it easier for people with conditions such as...