The Daily Mail reported on the inquest regarding the murder of a convicted paedophile in 2008 which remains unsolved. That article from the weekend is here.
News of the Conneticut Shootings cleared worldwide news schedules yesterday. Before this, the UK government decided that an automatic internet block on viewing porn at the ISP level, forcing those wishing to view adult images to opt in, was impractical. The BBC has the story here along with the historical story crawl.
I think the entire list of seven things provided by Mental Health First Aid below, is good, but this one, in particular, is something I think we all need to keep in mind:
“Do not be hostile or sarcastic when the person attempts to be responsive, but instead accept their responses as the best the person has to offer at that time.”
I think it’s fair to say that right now, most of us are dealing with some challenges. If ever there was a time to accept that replying to your text, or responding to a question you have might not be the foremost thing on someone’s mind, it’s now.
Between dealing with kids going back to school, and whatever that looks like, protests and violence, constant pandemic concerns around illness or loss of loved ones, and massive employment insecurity, there’s a lot going on that we are all trying to deal with as best as we can. I’d argue that we are all dealing with some pretty huge mental health challenges right now, so if you have people trying to stay in contact with you, to check in, or support you, give them a little grace. The fact that they are even trying right now should say a lot, and I hope we can all appreciate the imperfect efforts anyone puts in.
“”For a sexual abuse victim, getting family support is a must. It leaves the child mentally traumatised and can also cause severe depression for a lifetime. In the survey, we found that 20 per cent respondents reported abuse to parents but only about half of the parents enquired further into the matter,” said Dr Mundada….
Last weekend’s US Army monthly newsletter covered a December 2011 article regarding sexual abuse in the US Military and whether any progress is forthcoming over the issue. If the link can be separated from the newsletter you should be able to read it here. Otherwise if this link ever fails, go to “Politico”‘s index page,…