Reading – Three Reasons the Mental Health System Suffers

This is interesting. There’s no question that our mental health system in the US is not getting the job done, and a big reason is because it simply isn’t funded properly. But could it be the stigma of mental illness that is causing that problem in the first place? Could it be that not having sympathy and understanding for those “crazies” leads to an underfunded system? It definitely doesn’t help!

Three Reasons the Mental Health System Suffers

Reading – 10 Simple Things You Can Do To Support a Survivor of Emotional Abuse

“5. Throw any idea of a timeline that they should be “over it” out the window and then run that mental schedule over with a car.”

#5 is my favorite, but the other 9 are good as well. If you know someone coming out of an emotionally abusive home, or relationship, these would be good things to keep in mind.

10 Simple Things You Can Do To Support a Survivor of Emotional Abuse | Narcissist, Sociopath, and Psychopath Abuse Recovery

Reading – 10 Ways to Support a Friend Who is Suffering with Depression

“According to the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Mental Health, Black people are 20% more likely to suffer serious psychological distress than White people. Although our suicide rates are lower, it’s clear that our community is under severe mental health distress and there are many of us who find ourselves either suffering or supporting someone who is.”

Obviously, this site is targeted to black women, and I am not in the demographic, but I found the article and I think the advice is good for everyone!

10 Ways to Support a Friend Who is Suffering with Depression

Reading – The day I realised the child abuse I suffered wasn’t my fault

“Part of the healing came from the realisation that the morass of distress which felt so unique and personal is all being lived by other victims and survivors, too. It isn’t our fault and we are not to blame. There are kind people who understand. Nothing can ever erase an abusive childhood, but healing is possible. We don’t need to struggle alone any more.”

Couldn’t have said this any better myself.

The day I realised the child abuse I suffered wasn’t my fault