Three out of four people with mental illness in the UK are receiving no treatment, experts have said in a new report.
The report, published by the London School of Economics (LSE), says the lack of treatment for people suffering from mental health problems is the most “glaring case of health inequality” in Britain.
Among people under the age of 65, mental illness now accounts for nearly half of all ill health suffered by people in Britain and is generally more debilitating than most chronic physical diseases, the report published on Monday concluded.
Effective psychological therapies exist but are not widely available and only a quarter of sufferers are receiving treatment, the report by the LSE’s Mental Health Policy Group found.
if you’re 20+ years old why are you still on tumblr
excuse me bitch the internet is for adults go back to your playpen
GET OFF MY LAWN.
Damn kids these days, no respect!
If you’re under 20, shouldn’t you be under the covers hiding from all those drug dealers and child molesters and bullies and peer pressure and premarital sex? IT’S NOT SAFE HERE FOR YOU! BACK TO YOUR BUNKERS! WE WILL TELL YOU WHEN IT IS TIME!
Well, vaginas are equipped with a special mechanism that, when in close proximity to another vagina, releases a second vagina like the second mouth that the monster in Alien had and they interlock as the two people levitate. Once orgasm has been achieved, they spiral to the ground and glow a bright red for several hours.
lightninglouie: My theory is that the Engineers are basically all-powerful Homer Simpsons, all-powerful but basically rageoholics who panic when things are going wrong. I mean, they fly around space in ships that look like donuts with holes bitten out of the side…
Eridani: Mmm, space donut….
lightninglouie: When I saw the disintegrating Engineer plunge into the waterfall at the beginning of the movie, I instantly flashed on Homer falling repeatedly into Springfield gorge.
Eridani: haha, oh man. I can’t unsee that.
lightninglouie: You know the inevitable HOMETHEUS parody on “Treehouse of Terror” is going to be awesome.
The Engineers are bald men with googly eyes.
The ones we see in the movie spend all their time sleeping peacefully or running around in panic or blind rage.
Their spaceships look like donuts (or cookies, like the one seen in the prologue).
They seem to screw up a lot, especially when it comes to running facilities with toxic byproducts.
They really hate miserly old billionaires.
Also: Mr. Burns’ assistant Smithers’ first name? WAYLAND.
“Europe, as a continent, has behaved financially like a man who got one testicle stuck in a George Foreman grill and rectified the situation by buying another George Foreman grill with money it didn’t have and slamming it shut on his other testicle so at least he looked vaguely symmetrical, before saying “Help, help, I really need your help! Lend me some money so I can buy a George Foreman grill to put my penis in.”.”—Andy Zaltzman (from The Bugle 198)
This is seriously the worst faux feminism I’ve ever seen. A female character being coerced by legal contract into sexual acts with a powerful, wealthy man is beneficial to the pop culture discussion of women’s sexual fantasies?…
I’m not saying this is bad….. but can i really pint out agin how some women aka ALlL OF TEH REST OF US are out of this ” good ” for us thing
Wow, those are some patronizing ignoramiods there. The sexual equivalent of, “It’s *good* that people are buying snowy owls for pets because of Harry Potter!”
redditor captainpixystick explains the Affordable Care Act to you like you're five.
Bob:Hi, insurance company. I'd like to buy some health insurance.
Insurance company:No. You had cancer when you were 3 years old, and the cancer could come back. We're not selling you health insurance.
Bob:It's not my fault I got cancer when I was three! Besides, that was years ago!
Insurance company:If we sell insurance to you, we'll probably lose money, and we're not doing it.
Bob:But I need insurance more than anyone! My cancer might come back!
Insurance company:We don't care. We're not selling you insurance.
Obama:Hey, that's totally not fair. Bob is right, he does need insurance! Sell Bob some insurance.
Insurance company:If we have to, I guess.
Mary:This is cool. Obama said the insurance company has to sell insurance to anyone who needs it.
Sam:Hey, I have an idea. I'm going to stop paying for health insurance. If I get sick, I can always go buy some insurance then. The insurance company won't be able to say no, because Obama's told them they have to sell it to anyone who needs it!
Dave:that's a great idea! I'm not paying for health insurance either, at least not until I get sick.
Insurance company:Hey! If everyone stops paying for insurance, we'll go bankrupt!
Obama:Oh come on Sam and Dave, that's not fair either.
Dave:I don't care. It saves me money.
Obama:Oh for god's sake. Sam, Dave, you have to keep paying for health insurance, and not wait until you're sick. You too, Mary and Bob.
Mary:But I'm broke! I can't buy insurance! I just don't have any money.
Obama:Mary, show me your piggy bank. Oh, wow, you really are broke. Ok, tell you what. You still have to buy insurance, but I'll help you pay 95% of the cost.
Obama:I need an aspirin.
Insurance company:We're not paying for that aspirin.
White person (bursting through the door): Don’t worry everyone; I’m here! Sorry, I got stuck in traffic, but I finally made it. That’s right. I’m a white person! Please, hold your applause. I’m here to help you in the fight against racism. That’s just the kind of person I am. I’m sincere, caring, and enthusiastic and ready to help in any way I can. Black woman: Um, well I guess you could start by— White person: Hey, I’ve got an idea. Let’s all dress up like Trayvon Martin and march down main street! We’ll call it “One Million Hoodies” and we can all go out and by Skittles and Arizona Teas and make speeches about white privilege. Black woman: I don’t… I don’t think that’d be— White person: Hey, I noticed one of your pamphlets said “End White Supremacy.” First thing’s first, we need to change that. I don’t know, the phrase “white supremacy” sounds like it might alienate white people. How are we supposed to end racism without white people’s help? Black woman: You know white people created racism, right? White person: OH THAT IS IT. YOU PEOPLE WILL NEVER END RACISM UNTIL YOU LEARN TO BE NICE TO WHITE PEOPLE. HOW DARE YOU BE SO CRUEL TO SOMEONE WHO JUST TRYING TO HELP YOU? I AM SO OUT OF HERE. GOOD LUCK ENDING RACISM WITHOUT ME. YOUR FIGHT IS NOW FUTILE. Dion: Now watch white people argue with this post and successfully miss the entire point.
So I was scrolling through the notes for this post, and uh, I know this is against popular opinion, but I do not agree with this at all. I don’t care what your opinion of the situation is, but I believe that without the creation of “One Million Hoodies”, the murder of Treyvon Martin would not have gotten nearly as much media attention as it did.
Also, I hate all this hatred towards white people. It makes no damn sense. I mean, what, you’re angry that they’re bringing attention to a situation? You’re angry that they’re white and therefore do not deserve to see that there is injustice? You’re angry that they are at least attempting to right a wrong? I mean, seriously, would you prefer they acted to opposite? Would you prefer if they ignored the situation completely? Because that would just piss even more people off. But I guess even in a tragedy, some people would prefer to fuel even more hate.
DION! YOU ARE PSYCHIC.
kellibellyjellybean, congratulations. You’ve missed the entire point.
OMG THEY DID EXACTLY WHAT THE POST SAID! EXACTLY!!
hi so i don’t play any of the mass effects but my momma does.
unfortunately none of her friends are gamers. hitherto, she has avoided online gaming but in the case of mass effect 3 she needs to do it to raise her EMS (??? idk what that is but i hope i got the terminology right) so she can get a particular trophy/ending that she wants real bad.
do any casual, non-douche gamers wanna do some co-op missions w/ my mom? today she came to me and was like “i don’t know if you know this, but the people who game online are really mean :(” and it just about broke my heart.
she goes out of her way to revive people on her team but they just make fun of her and leave her for dead when she gets killed. which most ppl won’t be surprised by (gamer dudebros are assholes? did you also know WATER IS WET?) but this entire culture is totally alien to my poor mother and all she wants to not be harassed and stressed out while playing a game that’s supposed to be her chill-out time after a long and stressful work day.
i don’t rly have the money or the time rn to buy the game all over again for pc and play it myself but i totally will if need be just figured i’d ask if there are any preexisting mass effect 3 players out there who would be willing to not be humongous douchebags to my momma in co-op.
fuck those people.
signal boosting for L’s mama.
I don’t play ME3 but I know a bunch of my followers do so
i know there’s got to be someone following me who plays
signal boost because I think a couple of my followers play ME3. If you’re looking for some nice co-op players well here you go!
I was talking with a PoC friend of mine about this. I think that the reason that white people (at the very least activist white people, and certainly myself) feel weird when it comes to race issues, when it comes to the issue of oppression and racism, is that the concept that I’m, we’re, not able to understand something at all goes against what the rest of society says to us. Society tells white people (esp. white males) to speak up, about whatever the fuck you want man it’s ok. Society tells us that so long as you educate yourself enough on a topic you’ll be able to talk as much as you want about it.
And then we’re confronted with racism, and we’re told that we can’t understand racism, and on an intellectual level we understand that we can’t understand racism, but when you speak to a PoC your unabashed ignorance is right there, right in front of your face. It can be unsettling, and realizing that was what made me realize how truly *deep* my white privilege went, that I’m unsettled that I can’t understand this *one* thing even though all of mainstream society is on my side.
I wanted to publish this because you brought up a really good point. It reminded me of the 33498572938 times I’ve heard white people say shit like ‘PoCs have a biased opinion when it comes to racism’, things like that. Our viewpoint (or propaganda, what have you) is automatically assumed to be default and correct. It’s easy to think that racism isn’t a big deal anymore if you (and likely a large majority of the people that you know) don’t actually have to experience it.
And there are still white people talking about ‘experiencing racism’ in public (which are always isolated incidents) but you know what? We can still go home and watch TV, listen to the radio, read a magazine, go online (which are all programmed to cater to our interests) and go out the next day being pretty sure that the events of the previous day won’t repeat themselves.
But if we perceive racism happening against us ONE TIME then we assume the right to turn that into an indication of a system hating us, and imagine that we can understand what it’s like for being to be racist against us. But we still have to seek it out to find it. We really don’t want to understand but, you’re right, being told that we can’t is enough to make us insist that we can.
“…it comes as no surpise to meet the utter frustration of the White Person when they are told there is an area of life they cannot hope to know and speak for—the experiences of a non-white living in this culture. Such a vile idea violates the dearest and most crucial underpinnings of Whiteness, and they will recoil instinctively, perhaps without even understanding why. But after all, if non-whites were allowed to speak a reality that could compete with whites, they might eventually dare to speak this reality on the airwaves, and in the history books, and in the public square, and they might even teach their children and yours, this reality. And that might mean reexamining everything, even the bedrock ground underneath our very feet.”
Yeah man, on some days I feel like linking the Glosario and in particular one or another of the Wite-Magik Attax on every other tumblr post I see about white people and racism. As I recall, The Existential Blackmail was one of the later Attax to go up, after an exchange between Sylvia, you, and I in which she and I were going back and forth about the phenomenon and struggling to define and name it and suddenly you were like “Oh that’s called the Existential Blackmail!”
Although I also realize that just as we spent all those years discussing and dissecting and naming various phenomena within the broad multi-disciplinary complex called “racism”, so must others do the same, of their own volition and in their own created language. Old hands like you and I are bound to feel a certain inevitable repetitiveness to these convos, having seen four or five or ten successive cycles of the same thoughts and insights exchanged between new sets of people, but I believe that this is a law of life, ancient and immutable.
On the other hand, I know that you welcome new people to explore your past writings and draw from them if they find something that works for them — assuming they do so with proper attribution and no derivative work, as I always hasten to add. :) Every day I see examples, on tumblr and elsewhere, of the Fallacious Flip, the Drowning Maestro, the Appeal To Melanin, the Seeing-Eye Frog, the Wite Disdain. It goes on and on.
So, after some of that nonsense yesterday, I drove home thinking about how some white people seem to have a skewed understanding of what makes a person a racist.
A racist doesn’t have to hate people of color the way we see on tv.
I mean, yeah, we’re all familiar with the Klan dudes on Jerry Springer or whatever, yelling and getting frothy about the pollution of the superior white race or whatever bullshit they’re spouting that particular episode. But that’s only one kind of racism, only one kind of racist.
That’s the overt kind of racist, and while it’s easy to identify, you even get some folks like that claiming they aren’t really racist. They just don’t believe in mixing. Uh-huh.
But being a racist doesn’t have to mean wearing a hood. In fact, I’d say covert racists are actually the more dangerous kind when it comes to our social structure because covert racists perpetuate and reinforce the oppressive social paradigm.
You may say you don’t hate people of color, but when you tell them they aren’t allowed to be angry because it hurts your feelings, you’re being a racist. Yes, their anger hurts your feelings and that probably feels like shit for you. But your feelings don’t get some special mark of importance. Their feelings (and, you know, lives) are hurt, too.
You may say you don’t hate people of color, but when you say you just don’t like (for example) black people’s hair, you’re being a racist. Yes, people have personal preferences, but if your preference is based on “white hair is how all hair is supposed to look” then your preference is based on racism.
You may say you don’t hate people of color, but come on. If you think your comfort is more important, that you shouldn’t have to think about or talk about race, than the comfort of people of color who don’t actually get to not think about this stuff, then you are being hella racist.
The beautiful thing here is that, while we live in a racist society, you personally can work on not being a racist. You just have to pay attention and think about these things and then adjust your actions accordingly. It can be challenging and uncomfortable - but that’s not actually the end of the world. And it’s a continual process, because we DO live in a racist society and you get those racism-reinforcing messages every day.
But the alternative is to have more in common with those Klan dudes than you really want.
A:do you think angry birds is actually anti-martian police officer?
me:Um...the hell are you talking about? Oh, the green pigs?
me:Ah.I think it merely seeks to express the eternal conflict between bird and pig in a miniature format. A microcosm of the greater macrocosm, as it were. Much in the same way Wacky Races depicted the neverending race of evolution, a race that can never be won, yet is mandatory for all life. Or the way that Yogi Bear depicts the societal stresses that occur when authority defends the privileged class against those who have little legal means of obtaining necessary resources.
A:I thought Yogi just really liked picnic baskets
me:John. John. You've got to look for the bigger picture.
A::( this philosophy is too deep for a hamster
me:You're gonna need more college if you really want to learn how to lay on the bullshit, son. Consider Rudolph, and its depiction of 20th-Century American masculinity. Donner and cohorts are depicted as the elite, but when it comes down to it, do they really have agency? They compete for a place in harness!
A:maybe it's a bondage thing
me:All right. Rudolph as a sexual text, then. The male reindeer see themselves as wholesome family men. But their real purpose is to be lashed together, 'pulling the train' for Santa. Their deepest, most important bonds are with one another, not their mates. But if one suggested such a thing, they would be horrified -- even murderous.
me:Think of them as a pro football team.
me:All their work time spent in intimate contact. Their off time concerned with demonstrating their heteronormative masculinity. To the point where society covertly endorses their acts of violence, especially those against women. Their personal power is harnessed and therefore acceptable. Though none of the reindeer will ever be allowed an administrative role, and reindeer who actively demonstrate awareness or difference are shunned and scapegoated. Santa is always in charge, John.