The other story from this weekend was another British judge giving “one more chance” to someone who downloaded CSA images a second time after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. That story is here.
There is still much we don’t really know about why they work, or why they don’t work for some people, but I agree with Mark when he says this: “The upshot of this, the most intensive piece of meta-analysis ever conducted into antidepressants, is that the millions of people (including me) who take them –…
We have to have serious discussions about mental health resources, for adults and kids. This isn’t even about stigma or awareness, this is a system with fundamental flaws, that creates this lack of available, and affordable, resources. This is a society that is unable, and unwilling, to provide basic care for too many of its own members. Is that the society we want to live in? I hope not, but as long as we continue down a path where the best plan we can come up for a teenager struggling with suicidal thoughts is 17 days on a gurney, and sedated, inside of an ER, we are not that society.
We’ve a few stories to catch up on from the start of the year but the revelations of more systematic child abuse and the making of child abuse images which was covered up, separate to that of Jimmy Savile, has been widely reported due to the arrests of two men in the last few days….
Speaking, again, for myself, when I get frustrated with world events, work, or whatever might be irritating me beyond belief at the moment, a good bit of loud music can help me express that and just get it out of my system so that I can then continue on with my life. I find myself getting more and more irritable if I haven’t found a way to express the frustration that I may be feeling at any particular time until it eventually shows up in maybe ways I would rather it doesn’t. So, when I find myself getting more and more frustrated, out come the headphones, and a little punk rock, until I feel better.
And, really, there is a lot to be frustrated about in the world right now, let alone our individual lives. If some loud music helps me deal with that, so be it. So, let’s at least fill our lives with some music. It certainly can’t hurt.
What impact does music have on your own emotional well-being? Have you thought about the role it could play in self-care?
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One of the people involved with the Authentic Intimacy organization reached on to me through the Facebook page and shared a recent podcast they had done with a couple of female survivors of sexual abuse about taking the first steps toward healing. Now, Authentic Intimacy is a Christian-based organization and this podcast is as well….