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Broken but Not Alone - StrayDevil15 - Lucifer (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In the aftermath of 3x24, Lucifer is having a really hard time. Ella comes to the rescue.

WARNING: depictions of self-harm
!COMPLETE  TW:Self-harm  hurt!Lucifer  lucifer-ella-friendship  protective!Ella  self-harm  depression  depressed!Lucifer 
4 weeks ago by brittkwa
Wolf in the House - JoeLawson - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“What? It’s totally an improvement. He’s not scowling, or dating bad guys, or slinking around in unsanitary places. Still a bit paranoid, but what can you do. At least he’s a lot easier to get along with when you can buy his affections with ear rubs.” “And you always wanted a dog,” Sheriff added wryly. “And I always wanted a dog.” (Words: 33481)
rating:teenandupaudiences  pairing:derekhale/stilesstilinski  alternateuniverse-canondivergence  pre-slash  feralderekhale  angst  fluffandhumor  self-harm  packdynamics  domestic  povderekhale  wolfderek 
7 weeks ago by hepalien
Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control) - The New York Times
Etymologically, “procrastination” is derived from the Latin verb procrastinare — to put off until tomorrow. [...] Procrastination is also derived from the ancient Greek word akrasia — doing something against our better judgment.

“It’s self-harm,” said Dr. Piers Steel, a professor of motivational psychology at the University of Calgary and the author o
procrastination  self-harm 
april 2019 by pmigdal
PROMPT Loki/Thor. Past non-con, self harm, eating disorder, suicide attempt
Loki is punished for hitting a woman, he tries to protest his innocence, but Odin won't let him speak. Loki didn't hit her, he pushed her away roughly causing her to fall after he panicked because she was drunkenly trying to kiss him and wouldn't take no for an answer.

Thor angrily runs after Loki to find out why he would do such a thing and Loki explains what happened with the woman and confesses to Thor that he was raped by a guard when he was 14 and since then he can't bear to let anyone touch him. Thor offers to help Loki, get him used to being touched, gradually building up contact from just simple holding hands, touching over clothes and then eventually sex and he says yes because he trusts Thor more than anyone.

The problem is even after they eventually have sex it doesn't really make much difference, Thor tries everything to make it good for Loki, but he doesn't enjoy it, he feels dirty all the time and Thor watches helplessly as his brothers mental condition deteriorates even more rapidly than before and his self destructive behavior spirals out of control.

Bonus points for…

-Loki throwing himself at a drunken Thor, wanting to get it over with, then getting scared and having a massive panic attack when Thor doesn't hear him say “stop” straight away.
-An almost successful suicide attempt, self-harm and eating disordered behavior.
-Thor being extra patient and talking to Loki, helping him stay grounded as he touches him.
loki  thor  thorki  eating-disorder  suicide-attempt  self-harm  rape/non-con 
april 2019 by Kleoparda
hollyandvice (hiasobi_writes) - The Christmas Gala
Izuku goes to a Christmas Gala only to get the insurance agency off his back. No one told him his ex was going to be there.
fandom:My_Hero_Academia  year:2019  Rating:Teen-and-Up  pairing:Katsuki/Izuku  gen  friendships  self-harm  podfic_maybelist  words:2.000-2.500 
february 2019 by hear-the-rain
Atinyhamster - Broken Angel
With his mentor sick and dying, Izuku is left with no choice but to make a deal with a demon. Unknowingly he sets off a chain reaction, starting with a price far greater than he ever imagined. But hell is nothing like he thought and he is left questioning everything he has ever learned before.
fandom:My_Hero_Academia  year:2019  Rating:Mature  pairing:Katsuki/Izuku  AU-angels-and-demons  possessiveness  fluff  angst  mutual-pining  self-harm  WIP  words:45.000-50.000 
february 2019 by hear-the-rain
onionstories - 3am
"It looks like SATSU is open to visitors! Would you like to travel there right now?

Izuku runs into the most unexpected person while playing Animal Crossing in the wee hours of the morning, and inadvertedly unearths sides of Kacchan that he'd swore would never see the light of day.
fandom:My_Hero_Academia  year:2019  Rating:Mature  pairing:Katsuki/Izuku  canon-compliant  self-harm  suicidal-thoughts  suicide-attempt  mutual-pining  angst  unaccepting-parents  depression  child-abuse  happy-ending  WIP  words:50.000-60.000 
january 2019 by hear-the-rain
hollyandvice (hisaobi_writes) - deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light
Izuku had always thought that the day his heeartbuds appeared would be as warm and happy as the days his mother used to tell hiout. He remembers thinking there were so many possibilities, such a bright future waiting for him when he learned who his heartbuds would sprout for. He remembers thinking their appearance would be the most amazing thing to happen to him.

Instead, it's the worst day of his life to date.

In a world where your heart blooms for the people you love, Izuku and Katsuki have to navigate their relationship form childhood friends to rivals to friends maybe, just maybe, something else.
fandom:My_Hero_Academia  year:2019  Rating:Mature  pairing:Katsuki/Izuku  suicidal-thoughts  suicide-attempt  self-harm  confessions  one-sided  WIP  words:35.000-40.000 
january 2019 by hear-the-rain
Ms_Oof - And In His Ribs He Grew Shears Series
Izuku has always known who his soulmate was, and no, that's not his quirk. Problem is, his soulmate doesn't want one, until he starts dating someone else. Izuku does what he can to make sure Katsuki is happy, and maybe to finally have this "self-preservation" everyone keeps talking about. But what if that isn't enough?
fandom:My_Hero_Academia  year:2018  Rating:Explicit  pairing:Katsuki/Izuku  pairing:Katsuki/Kirishima  control-issues  abuse  AU  soulmates-fic  angst  fluff  aged-up-characters  suicidal-thoughts  self-harm  bisexual-character  mutual-pining  injury  blood  heartbreaking  WIP  words:45.000-50.000 
october 2018 by hear-the-rain
Anxiety-driven, painful, and sometimes even deadly: is cosmetic surgery self-harm?
What drives women and girl to self-harm is not so much distorted self-perception, as a hyper-awareness of our place in the world. There’s no procedure on offer that will give us thicker skin. Change needs to come from outside our own selves.
feminism  glosswitch  body_image  plastic_surgery  self-harm 
september 2018 by paniedejmirade
Regret - Aurora_Nerin - Thor (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Part 2 of the Safe in my arms series

Sequel to ''Mercy.'' Loki is alone on Midgard, pregnant with Thor's child, while Thor has to face Ragnarok without his most trusted companion by his side.
fanfic  ao3  author:Aurora_Nerin/siunove_laufeyson  slash  mpreg  childbirth  self-harm  intersex!Loki/Thor  angst  MCU 
august 2018 by cptnsuz
The Equality Trust | Working to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic inequality
[See also:
(book) "The Spirit Level"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_Level_(book)
The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better[1] is a book by Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett,[2] published in 2009 by Allen Lane. The book is published in the US by Bloomsbury Press (December, 2009) with the new sub-title: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger.[3] It was then published in a paperback second edition (United Kingdom) in November 2010 by Penguin Books with the subtitle, Why Equality is Better for Everyone.[4]

The book argues that there are "pernicious effects that inequality has on societies: eroding trust, increasing anxiety and illness, (and) encouraging excessive consumption".[5] It claims that for each of eleven different health and social problems: physical health, mental health, drug abuse, education, imprisonment, obesity, social mobility, trust and community life, violence, teenage pregnancies, and child well-being, outcomes are significantly worse in more unequal countries, whether rich or poor.[1] The book contains graphs that are available online.[6]

In 2010, the authors published responses to questions about their analysis on the Equality Trust website.[7] As of September 2012, the book had sold more than 150,000 copies in English.[8] It is available in 23 foreign editions.

"The Spirit Level authors: why society is more unequal than ever"
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/09/society-unequal-the-spirit-level

[follow-up book] "The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Wellbeing"
https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/188607/the-inner-level/
Why is the incidence of mental illness in the UK twice that in Germany? Why are Americans three times more likely than the Dutch to develop gambling problems? Why is child well-being so much worse in New Zealand than Japan? As this groundbreaking study demonstrates, the answer to all these hinges on inequality.

In The Spirit Level Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett put inequality at the centre of public debate by showing conclusively that less-equal societies fare worse than more equal ones across everything from education to life expectancy. The Inner Level now explains how inequality affects us individually, how it alters how we think, feel and behave. It sets out the overwhelming evidence that material inequalities have powerful psychological effects: when the gap between rich and poor increases, so does the tendency to define and value ourselves and others in terms of superiority and inferiority. A deep well of data and analysis is drawn upon to empirically show, for example, that low social status is associated with elevated levels of stress, and how rates of anxiety and depression are intimately related to the inequality which makes that status paramount.

Wilkinson and Pickett describe how these responses to hierarchies evolved, and why the impacts of inequality on us are so severe. In doing so, they challenge the conception that humans are innately competitive and self-interested. They undermine, too, the idea that inequality is the product of 'natural' differences in individual ability. This book sheds new light on many of the most urgent problems facing societies today, but it is not just an index of our ills. It demonstrates that societies based on fundamental equalities, sharing and reciprocity generate much higher levels of well-being, and lays out the path towards them.

"Does inequality cause suicide, drug abuse and mental illness?"
https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2018/06/14/does-inequality-cause-suicide-drug-abuse-and-mental-illness

"“The Inner Level” seeks to push that debate forward, by linking inequality to a crisis of mental health. This time the authors’ argument focuses on status anxiety: stress related to fears about individuals’ places in social hierarchies. Anxiety declines as incomes rise, they show, but is higher at all levels in more unequal countries—to the extent that the richest 10% of people in high-inequality countries are more socially anxious than all but the bottom 10% in low-inequality countries. Anxiety contributes to a variety of mental-health problems, including depression, narcissism and schizophrenia—rates of which are alarming in the West, the authors say, and rise with inequality.

Manifestations of mental illness, such as self-harm, drug and alcohol abuse and problem gambling, all seem to get worse with income dispersion, too. Such relationships seem to apply within countries as well as between them. Damaging drug use is higher in more unequal neighbourhoods of New York City, in more unequal American states and in more unequal countries. The authors emphasise that it is a person’s relative position rather than absolute income that matters most. A study of 30,000 Britons found that an individual’s place in the income hierarchy predicted the incidence of mental stress more accurately than absolute income did. And in America, relative income is more closely linked to depression than absolute income. It is not enough to lift all boats, their work suggests, if the poshest vessels are always buoyed up more than the humblest.

The fact that relative status matters so much is a result of human beings’ intrinsically social nature, Ms Pickett and Mr Wilkinson argue. Group interaction and co-operation have been an essential component of humanity’s evolutionary success; indeed, the authors say, its social nature helped drive the growth of human brains. Across primates, they write, the size of the neocortex—a part of the brain responsible for higher-level cognitive functions—varies with the typical group size of a species. Living in complex social groups is hard cognitive work. Survival requires an understanding of roles within the social hierarchy, and intuition of what others are thinking. Thus people are necessarily sensitive to their status within groups, and to social developments that threaten it.

Such hierarchies are found in all human societies. But as inequality rises, differences in status become harder to ignore. There is more to be gained or lost by moving from one rung on the ladder to another. And however much some maintain that disparities in pay-cheques do not correspond to differences in human worth, such well-meaning pieties feel hollow when high-rollers earn hundreds or thousands of times what ordinary folk take home. Money cannot buy everything, but it can buy most things. The steeper the income gradient, the less secure everyone becomes, in both their self-respect and their sense of the community’s esteem.

And so people compensate. They take pills, to steel their nerves or dull the pain. Some cut themselves. Some adopt a more submissive posture, avoiding contact with others. Yet such withdrawal can feed on itself, depriving recluses of the social interaction that is important to mental health, undermining relationships and careers and contributing to economic hardship.

Others respond in the opposite way, by behaving more aggressively and egotistically. Studies of narcissistic tendencies showed a steep increase between 1982 and 2006, the authors report; 30% more Americans displayed narcissistic characteristics at the end of the period than at the beginning. Scrutiny of successive American cohorts found a progressive rise in those listing wealth and fame as important goals (above fulfilment and community). Over time, more people cited money as the main motivation for attending college (rather than intellectual enrichment).

Domineering responses to anxiety are associated with loss of empathy and delusions of grandeur. Thus highly successful people often display narcissistic or even psychopathic behaviour. In surveys, the rich are generally less empathetic and more likely to think they deserve special treatment than others. Modern capitalism, the authors suggest, selects for assertiveness, for a lack of sentimentality in business and comfort in sacking underlings, and for showy displays of economic strength. From the top to the bottom of the income spectrum, people use conspicuous consumption and other means of enhancing their image to project status.

The least secure are often the most likely to exaggerate their qualities. For example, countries with lower average life-expectancy tend to do better on measures of self-reported health; 54% of Japanese say they are in good health compared with 80% of Americans, though the Japanese live five years longer on average. Whereas 70% of Swedes consider themselves to be above-average drivers, 90% of Americans do. Such figures cast declamations of America’s greatness, and the politicians who make them, in a new light."

"The Inner Level review – how more equal societies reduce stress and improve wellbeing"
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jun/20/the-inner-level-review ]

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august 2018 by robertogreco

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