Are Activists at Elevated Mental Health Risk?
by deathbytrolley, Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 11:16:31 PM EDT
We’ve heard of mental health risks for trauma victims, models, high-performance athletes, people in the public eye, soldiers, executives, people living in poverty, and many other social demographics. As a political activist who studies and works in healthcare, is currently on a placement in a mental health unit, and has had personal struggles with mental health issues linked to depression, anxiety and emotion regulation, I have come to believe that political activists may represent another identifiable group at elevated risk for a series of mental health issues. Read on.