Link – We Need to Support Mental Illness, Even When It’s Not Cute

“I completely get it. It’s easy to say you accept mental health issues until you actually see it. Sometimes, it’s messy. Sometimes, it involves F-bombs. It’s easy to look at her and just think she’s “one of those bad kids.” But she only swears when she’s really feeling bad and is starting to lose control. I…

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Link – Invisible Boys: Inside the Push to Help Unseen Victims of the Sex Trade

“”There was this predominant narrative out there that this is an issue solely affecting girls,” project manager Meredith Dank recalled. “Then we found all these boys, and we complicated the narrative a little bit.”” It’s interesting that the existence of male victims of sex trafficking somehow complicated the narrative. I’ve never understood how when it…

Link – 24 Questions People With Mental Illness Wish You’d Ask

“If you don’t know what it’s like to have a mental illness, but have a loved one who does, sometimes it can be hard to know what to say. Even with the best intentions, you might find yourself avoiding the subject all together or giving unsolicited advice that doesn’t end up being that helpful. Knowing…

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Link – Mental illness: who’s faking it?

“n recent years, awareness of mental health in the workplace has ramped up – and rightly so. An employee’s job can often be a source of mental illness or, if not the source, then an aggravator of it. So it’s great that initiatives such as RUOK Day are becoming widespread. This, however, has given rise…

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Link – Lord Janner ‘abused 12 at children’s homes’

It seems like whatever people thought they were going to get from any enquiry it’s going to be Diet Justice and waiting for people to die and just labeling them paedos without spending money to have a proper trial when they’re alive. Lord Janner ‘abused 12 at children’s homes’

Link – 23 Messages for Anyone Considering Suicide, From People Who’ve Been There

“According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in America in 2014. This means someone in the U.S. died by suicide every 12.3 minutes that year. But with early intervention, support and treatment, suicide is preventable. If we help those at risk — and make help more accessible for…

Link – Sex After Trauma (Pt. II): The Psychology Behind My Promiscuity

“Hypersexuality is a common side effect of sexual trauma (as is avoiding sex altogether). I didn’t know this at the time I wrote that piece. During that period of my life, I wasn’t just, “taking a guy home from the party because I wanted to.” I was actively going on Tinder and looking for guys…

Link – 5 Steps to Getting the Support You Need and Deserve

“A mental health condition has nothing to do with what kind of person you are. It doesn’t mean you overreact to things, that you’re “just” feeling down, that you’re incompetent, that you’re weak, or that you’re “crazy.” Just as people who struggle with a physical health issue need and deserve support, people with a mental…