Let me suggest an idea, based on conversations on this page, and also the function of tags:
A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. Tags are a means of connecting experts with questions they will be able to answer by sorting questions into specific, well-defined categories.
So let's imagine someone comes to this site looking for help with their (a) chronic illness; or (b) ADHD.
Separate health from mental-health. That never sat very well with me earlier.
- Let's say person A wants to read about other people's health problems, well half of them are about mental health or ADHD (or similar), that's no use to them, or vice versa.
Leave mental-health for things like depression, and burnout. I also frankly have no issue creating tags for common mental health problems (they aren't a limited resource). Even if you tag your country, level, mental-health, and the problem, that's four tags.
- I can see person B perusing this tag to see what else has worked for other people.
Suggestion: To encompass both diagnosed disorders1 and just general quirks, why don't we try personal-psychology. Again, I have no issue with creating sub-tags like adhd as needed, so that someone who has learned to succeed in academia with their ADHD can follow it and be helpful, but not also be bogged down by every question in health.
- This can cover questions like Help with becoming overly obsessive (about mathematics), which is currently tagged health, which is borderline IMO.
- But in conjunction with adhd you could use it on suggested questions Avoiding ADHD stigma as a grad student, or Will it reduce my authority to tell my students I have ADHD so they don't interrupt and derail me during lecture? or My PI doesn't believe in ADHD and wants me to resist giving students accommodations (thanks Alexander).
- No, it wouldn't probably be a big follow target, but it declutters health.
This avoids the issue with calling certain things "disorders" (which wouldn't be relevant for the above question anyway). This paradigm would also mean we don't have to create a fuzzy tag like neurodiversity which, if applied to the question above, makes it almost useless as a category when asking questions about how to deal with your own brain.
1: I'm going to use it for now because, after all, it is what the "D" in ADHD and ASD stand for. While I concede there is a school of thought (which I support) and that individuals living with these may not consider them disorders, others do and so instead of coming down on one side of the debate, let's use a different term.