Your Mind - Your Rights. Campus mental health, know your rights.

strongpursuits:

If you’re a college student with a mental illness, bookmark this. It’s essential that you keep this in case there is ever a conflict with your mental health on campus.

The legalities of colleges and universities (in the US that is, I can’t speak for other countries) differ from the everyday legalities of having a mental illness. Most colleges don’t inform their students of their rights as being mentally ill, so it’s essential that you stay up to date on them yourselves (this was published in 2008, but the most recent version of the brochure).

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http://clinicallydepressedpug.tumblr.com/post/83541976071/ambrolen-i-get-so-worried-for-all-you-people-on

ambrolen:

I get so worried for all you people on Tumblr, especially you teenagers, because I see some of the most popular text posts going around that everyone seems to relate to are like huge signs of depression and/or other mental illnesses. Like come here and sit down and let’s talk about…

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The Boy Scouts of America, which voted last year to allow gay scouts but not openly gay scout leaders, has revoked the charter of a church-sponsored troop here for refusing to fire its adult gay scoutmaster.

The decision, which one gay rights organization said was a first since the policy change last year, essentially bars the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church and its 15 scouts from using logos, uniforms or names associated with the Boy Scouts as long as the scoutmaster and Eagle Scout Geoffrey McGrath, 49, remains in charge.

The church’s pastor, the Rev. Dr. Monica K. Corsaro, said Monday that Mr. McGrath was there to stay, and so was the youth group he leads, though perhaps without the familiar uniforms and the Scout oath.

“We’re going to stand firm,” she said. “Geoffrey attends our church, and this is a way to support our youth in the neighborhood.”

This month, the Boy Scouts ordered the dismissal of Mr. McGrath, a software engineer who is married to his longtime partner, after he spoke about his sexual orientation in a news article profiling the troop, which was formed last year in a south Seattle neighborhood heavily populated by immigrants and lower-income families. The decision to disenfranchise the organization, sent in a letter on Friday, came after church officials said they would continue to support Mr. McGrath and had no intention of following the order.

“Because the church no longer agrees to the terms of the B.S.A.-chartered organization agreement, which includes following B.S.A. policies, it is no longer authorized to offer the scouting program,” a spokesman for the Boy Scouts, Deron Smith, said in an emailed statement on Monday. “We are saddened by this development.”

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andrewgibby:

you keep worrying
your sadness
is taking up too much space.
i wish you’d let yourself
be the milky way.

"A writer is a world trapped in a person."

Victor Hugo (via nestingcas)

[Sometimes a writer is many worlds trapped in a person]

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