“Far too automatically, people associate childhood sexual abuse with girls yet boys suffer as well. Quite possibly, they do so in greater numbers than you might expect.”
As a society, we have, rightfully, tried to move away from doing those things, but we haven’t really gotten better at helping people build resiliency. Is it any wonder that we had an epidemic of anxiety, even before COVID-19? We’ve kind of left people with an uncertain world, in which anything can just randomly happen to anyone, while leaving intact our belief systems that teach us that the world is fair.
It’s not. It’s not even close, and yes part of the reason it isn’t fair is that there are bad people in power doing bad things, but even if we could rid ourselves of that as much as possible, (and we should), the world would still be a random place where random things happen, for no good reason.
There would still be natural disasters, accidents, and yes, even abuse and crime. There would still be people with disabilities, mental and psychical, and there would still be victims. Because we’re human, and being human is kind of messy and random.
That’s not going anywhere. The challenge is to find the resiliency to live our lives anyway. This is where we’ve failed too many people, and where we have failed ourselves, finding comfort in false “explanations” instead of facing the hard truths.
This is something I’ve heard second hand from a number of people with various ailments that are helped tremendously by pain medication. It also highlights that many of these issues are not as simple as we might think based just off of a slogan or a tweet. Making opioid prescriptions harder to get means you’re…
So this is some positive news for the UK, even though there are still over 5,000 total per year, a shocking number for a country of that size. The overall news though, is a bit more of a mixed bag: “Collectively there’s been huge effort towards men and we’re starting to see the effects of…
I think, for many of us, we’ve always assumed that when you want to have a difficult conversation, and disclosing your depression can be a difficult conversation, you wanted to set aside a time to have it without any distractions.
What if the distractions would help instead?