A recently published article by Dr Liana Romaniuk and colleagues investigated the neural correlates of fears of abandonment and rejection in borderline personality disorder. In this guest blog, Liana explains what they discovered about borderline personality disorder and the importance of open data. What is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline, or emotionally unstable personality disorder is a…
This story is another one that I meant to pick up on earlier, but have been a little too busy to catch up on.
Time to Change conducted research into the stigma surrounding mental illness and found that there have been improvements in the way that mental illness is now perceived.
Some key findings include:
- 95% of respondents recognise that stigma is a problem.
- 3/4s of people say that they are aware of the facts surrounding mental illness.
You can read the news story here.
I’m a little late to this report, but Time to Change have published a fascinating and insightful report on film portrayals of mental illness from the 1970s to 2006.
One of their main findings was that mental illness is portrayed in one of four ways:
- Faking and indulgent.
You can read the report here.
It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog, but, this week, I’ve listened to two phenomenal podcasts that I wanted to share.
To start with, The World in Words has put together a really fascinating exploration on Trump, looking at how his name has been translated across different languages and communities, including ASL. You can find it here:
Next, I’m completely late to the game on this one, but Lingthusiasm has taken a look at sci-fi/linguistics geekfest film “Arrival”, investigating the theories behind the film and how linguists helped to develop the script and look of the film. It is a geekily phenomenal listen that can be found here:
Check them out!
Every year, Swansea University awards the Dylan Thomas prize for young writers. This year’s winner was Max Porter for his debut novel, Grief Is The Thing With Feathers, the tale of a grieving fathe…
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