We talk about stigma for folks dealing with mental illness, but probably no one get stigmatized more than children with mental illnesses. This a great story about how bad it can be for those kids, but also how, with the correct, treatment, these same kids can go on and lead great lives.
“It isn’t what you think. The most damaging aspect of child sexual abuse isn’t the abuse. It’s what the abuse does to you emotionally and psychologically. It’s the hidden burden you had to carry for too long. It’s that shameful secret. Here’s how it works. My stepfather was a great guy. He was nice to…
Every day, thousands of teens attempt suicide in the U.S. — the most extreme outcome for the millions of children in this country who struggle with mental health issues. As we’ve reported all week, schools play a key role, along with parents and medical professionals, in identifying children who may be at risk of suicide….
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There is a whole world of people who aren’t looking at blogs like this one, or trying to talk about mental health on social media. Sure, there’s a lot of us who are, and I love supporting those folks by trying to share information, or just check in. But, that’s not going to change the stigma that exists in society until all of those other folks, actually come in contact with mental health struggles in real life. As long as that’s not happening, it’ll remain stigmatized, and “something that happens to other people”.
The variety of adversities in life that we can go through is stupendous. What appears to have the deepest impact imprinted within us seems most invariably to be trauma experienced in childhood. Childhood trauma in itself can vary greatly depending on the intensity, duration and support or lack of support when we go through neglect,…
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