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Wed, May 6 5:41pm · People's Opinions On Zoloft? in Depression & Anxiety

@am3 I can see through what you've said so far in this chat that you're used to advocating for yourself and being your own parent in a way. I really admire your resilience and see your strength. Inpatient care/psych wards can really make things worse, so I hear what you're saying. I have actually had a lot of peers go through the same thing. When do you see your doctor? And do you think he'll respond well when you speak to him about going off of Zoloft?

Thu, Apr 30 12:14pm · Trans Mental Health and Pronouns in Mental Health

To start off, I just wanted to start by saying this thread is motivated by my recent experiences being a part of a Master of Public Health program at the Gillings School of Public Health (UNC). I have had professors this semester who have done such an amazing job of starting off semester introduction by asking for gender pronouns. This simple prompt helps to close the gap in accessibility for many trans students in a variety of different fields. Here are some more resources about why pronouns are important, and how to use different gender pronouns!

WHAT ARE PERSONAL PRONOUNS AND WHY DO THEY MATTER?

https://www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why

HOW DO I ASK SOMEONE THEIR PERSONAL PRONOUNS?

https://www.mypronouns.org/asking

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU GO BY "THEY" PRONOUNS?

https://www.mypronouns.org/they-them

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU GO BY "SHE" PRONOUNS?

https://www.mypronouns.org/she-her

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU GO BY "ZE" PRONOUNS?

https://www.mypronouns.org/ze-hir

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU GO BY "HE" PRONOUNS?

https://www.mypronouns.org/he-him

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU GO BY A SET OF PRONOUNS I’VE NEVER HEARD OF BEFORE?

https://www.mypronouns.org/neopronouns

Thu, Apr 30 12:07pm · Trans Mental Health and Pronouns in Mental Health

Hi everyone,

I have yet to share some resources on the importance of using the correct gender pronouns for loved ones in your life. So please see the thread below for some info on that 🙂

If anyone has information or insight to share, please chime in!

Thu, Apr 30 11:54am · Advocating for Those Who Feel Alienated from Health Care Spaces: Meet @ayeshasharma  in About Connect: Who, What & Why

Hello all, I wanted to share the article I was referring to above in the chat.

https://iweighcommunity.com/ways-to-get-help-without-leaving-your-house/

I wrote this between last year and this year after interviewing health professionals and conducting research on health technology–specifically as it serves stigmatized individuals often alienated from healthcare spaces. Made a brief reference to my work on Mayo Connect at the end 🙂

Tue, Mar 31 5:17pm · Tips for Parents/Guardians Quarantined with LGBTQ+ Children in COVID-19

@fiesty76 I'm glad to hear you found it helpful!

Tue, Mar 31 10:11am · Tips for Parents/Guardians Quarantined with LGBTQ+ Children in COVID-19

https://www.instagram.com/p/B991QqmDJpF/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Here it is! Note that not all of these suggestions (such as going for a hike/walk) are feasible for everyone given different quarantine circumstances particularly in different parts of the world and if you're self-quarantining. I have family and friends in South Africa and India who are not able to go for a walk/hike in their current lockdown circumstances.

But this post is awesome and thought-provoking for those who find themselves in this situation, whether they are the parent or the child.

Wishing everybody good health and peace of mind.

Tue, Mar 31 10:08am · Tips for Parents/Guardians Quarantined with LGBTQ+ Children in COVID-19

Trans entrepreneur Marli Washington had a fantastic post sharing tips and activities for parents and guardians quarantined with queer children that I'll share with you all below.

Sat, Mar 28 10:59am · Smart watch to monitor heart in Heart Rhythm Conditions

@nene22 I've been using the Apple watch for a while, and it's been useful in step-counting and setting daily movement goals as I've been trying to walk more lately. I'm honestly still getting a grip on it + using it more consistently but it's cool to hear about how receptive it's been for others.

You'll need an iPhone (5s or newer) to pair with the Apple watch during your setup process. Here some more info: https://www.lifewire.com/can-you-use-apple-watch-with-ipad-1994095