Friday link roundup 7/3

Mary Oliver quote

A psychologist argues that addiction is not a disease, and does not use the term “recovery.” See why here.

On Americans and personal space.

Coping While Black: an article on the psychologically traumatic effects of racism.

6 Outdated Myths Everyone Believes about Bisexuality. Well, maybe not everyone. I have had people ask me, “What does that mean to you?”

A story on how a mother encouraged her struggling teenage daughter through poetry.

This week, Mike Huckabee remarked that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts “needed medication for schizophrenia” because of recent rulings on healthcare and gay marriage. NAMI speaks out on how presidential candidates and public figures using mental health terms in derogatory ways affects those with who live with mental illness.  Also in the national news.

This makes me very happy: One of my favorite bands, the Wailin’ Jennys, is fundraising for NAMI and mental health awareness at their concerts.

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