Interesting findings, and maybe something that shines more light around some things we’ve seen going back years about how much staying in contact with patients helps them stay connected. “In the first randomized controlled trial of its kind, a research team investigated the impact of a texting intervention as an add-on to a mental health…
“During an experience of abuse, your resourceful young self used coping strategies to try and protect yourself from the pain. These behaviors served you at the time. They were your army of protection against the abuse. However, when you continue to use these behaviors as an adult, you become your own eternal jailer. These strategies,…
Again, I get that this sounds ridiculous to talk about an individual’s mental health in terms of what they offer in terms of productivity, and not in terms of them just being a human being and having value.
It sounds ridiculous because it is ridiculous. But, it is also the language of business. Look, your employer only started offering things like flu shots and health screenings because sick employees don’t get much work done, and cost more in insurance premiums, not because the company suddenly started caring about having healthy employees. That’s the reality.
It would be nice if employers did these things, and wanted to also invest in mental health resources, just because it’s the best thing for all of us as individuals and as a society, and likely some employers do. Others won’t get involved until it benefits them.
So, we speak to them in the language they understand. Because we need the money, the “investment”, now. We can’t wait for the whole world to agree that they need to do it because it’s the right thing to do.
Too many people will go without while we wait for the perfect solution. We have to take the imperfect for now.
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Does Talking/Writing About Depression Make You Depressed? tags: CA Depression Moving Beyond Our Survivor Story tags: CA ChildAbuse Tonight’s Episode: “The hardest post I’ve ever had to write.” Or “A very special episode of Blossom.” tags: CA ChildAbuse Why My Voice Matters tags: CA ChildAbuse Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are…
Catching up with all the news recently in a fortnight dominated by the murder of a British soldier in London and the tornado in Oklahoma, and the bank holiday in both countries, one of the biggest stories followed on from a legal court case where Lord McAlpine took Sally Bercow to court. A court ruled…