Many self-respecting bloggers have a daily or weekly link round-up. I until now didn’t have one, since I mostly post my interesting links to Twitter. However, I thought I’d follow suit and create a weekly linklove post. This is the first edition.
differentlysane at Mental Nurse: Soteria – An Alternative to In-Patient Services for People with Unusual Experiences:
I went to a really interesting talk the other a day about the Soteria network and in particular, the attempts to start up a soteria (like) house within the UK.
Faithallen at Blooming Lotus: Child Pornography Involving Infants:
I have shared with you that I suffered from sexual abuse as a toddler. One of my earliest flashbacks is of my mother/abuser removing my diaper to sexually abuse me. When I share my story with people offline, that seems to be the hardest form of child abuse for people to grasp or believe. They cannot fathom that anyone would hurt an innocent baby or toddler, and yet this happens with much more frequency than anyone wants to believe.
Feminists with Female Sexual Dysufnction: Vulvar Pain in Women of Color:
Vulvodynia is a syndrome, a collection of symptoms, centered around chronic vulvar pain, lasting longer than 3 to 6 months. Pain (commonly described as burning, stinging, stabbing, rawness and/or irritation,) may occur in the vulvar vestibule, mons, urethral opening, labia, clitoris, or elsewhere in the vulvar area. Not all instances of vulvar pain are vulvodynia, and for some women vulvar pain may resolve on its own.
Nick Triggle at BBC News: Early Help “Key to Tackling Mental Health Problems”:
It is widely acknowledged that there have been significant improvements in adult services over the past decade, particularly in relation to the support available in the community.
Bill Georde at World of Psychology: Does Schizophrenia Need a New Name?:
I was very nervous when my editorial about schizophrenia
- there we go, a word I ought not to be using – appeared Open Access online in the December 2010 Journal of Mental Health (published by Informa Healthcare, New York). It contains personal details which it is not customary to reveal. Having got over that I had more anxiety when the printed journal was delayed by a month for unknown reasons. Now that it’s out I am calm again.
Amelia Gentleman at The Guardian: Women’s Groups Struggle Amid Funding Cuts:
Buried in a Department for Business document published a few days before Christmas was the news that the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology would lose all its government funding.
Michelle Andrews at The New York Times: Treating Chronic Pain and Managing the Bills:
“If you tally up everybody who has chronic, recurring back, headache and musculoskeletal problems, it includes almost everybody by the time people get into their 30s,” said Dr. Perry Fine, a professor of anesthesiology at
the Pain Research Center and the University of Utah and incoming chairman of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.