Neurotopical is an organised, grass-roots effort to bring together a variety of people’s experiences with mental health and how their brains work, in order to help each other learn more about ourselves and the people around us. We want to help people find and develop the tools and understanding they need, because we strongly believe that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health and being in the world.
We want to
Create and share resources that help people understand their minds better
Share personal experiments with things that worked/didn’t work for people across a spectrum of mental health situations
Help reduce the stigma around mental health issues by discussing related topics in a down-to-earth, shame-free way
Provide evidence and anecdotes contrary to the idea that everyone with a mental health issue is the same. Combat a one-size-fits-all mentality. Instead encourage people to look at context and communicate their individual needs – and be receptive to other people doing the same.
Things we won’t do
Diagnose people. We are not trained professionals. We are not qualified to assess someone’s mental state or capabilities.
Treat people. Again, we are not trained professionals, and people who need therapy or prescriptions need to see a qualified GP or specialist. While we may share articles and tips around dealing with, for example, executive dysfunction, we will not offer professional one-on-one therapy or treatment for the community around what we do.
Who is Neurotopical?
Hi, hello. Neurotopical is a project run by me, Sassa, and I have reached out to other people to join in sharing their own stories as contributors. As material from official contributors is released, I’ll add them to a contributors list (with their consent - some contributors prefer to remain anonymous).