Link – The Saddest Thing About How Men View Their Own Depression

“Men who are depressed can see themselves as a disappointment and a burden to others.” This is a problem that we, as a society, need to address. Because we are a society that has determined that men are never a burden to others, and don’t need help. That is so far from the truth, and…

Link – Child abuse: Unconscious bias – who is the typical child sex abuser?

“The definition of child abuse given by the NSPCC is: “Child abuse is any action by another person – adult or child – that causes significant harm to a child. It can be physical, sexual or emotional, but can just as often be about lack of love, care and attention (neglect).” Did you notice anything…

Link – Civil War

“No one gets to judge how you managed to survive, friends.  No one.  No one gets to shame you for whatever you did to get yourself to the place where you can live through feeling the pain.  Not even you. You survived, honey.  Not everyone does, you know. You miraculous girl.  You miraculous boy.  You…

Link – What is the Invisible Cage of Abuse?

“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,…

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Link – Shine a Light on Slavery Day- Feb. 25

“END IT is a Coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for FREEDOM. Each of our amazing Coalition Partners are doing the work, on the ground, everyday, to bring AWARENESS, PREVENTION, RESCUE, and RESTORATION. Join us as we raise our voices for FREEDOM.” Shine a Light on Slavery Day- Feb. 25

Link – ‘How social media helped me deal with my mental illness’

“Social media is often given a bad rap for trolling, abuse and encouraging people to be superficial. But although these sites have a dark side, some people have found it’s actually helped their mental illness. The anonymity of some networks means people can open up without fearing negative perceptions of mental health will follow them…

Link – 6 Things I Didn’t Know About Depression Until It Happened to Me

“If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with depression, these insights from people who are successfully managing their own depression may help you.” There are definitely a lot of things that I didn’t understand about depression until I started dealing with it. For example, I really didn’t understand the difference between “feeling down”,…

Link – Grooming habits: Predators manipulate, create trust with child victims

“The line differentiating a close, personal relationship between an adult and a child and one that is paving the way for potential abuse can be razor thin. At first, they can look the same; a special bond between the two. The child will confide with the adult, share secrets and talk about their feelings. The…