Link – Child abuse may play role in military suicides

“Histories of child abuse are common among military members and may be important to consider when treating their mental health needs, according to a report from Canada. People who join the military are more likely to report being abused as children, and that trauma may be more closely linked to suicide risk than trauma experienced…

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Link – How Do You Talk About Mental Illness? This Study Shines Light On What To Say — And What To Avoid

“According to a study from Ohio State University, something as subtle as phrasing can have an effect on someone’s tolerance. Using a questionnaire designed to measure attitudes toward people with mental illness, participants were given one of two versions of the survey: In one version, all references were to “the mentally ill,” and in the…

Upcoming Webinar – 1in6 Webinar Discussion: Love and Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse

From the description of this webinar, scheduled for Noon Eastern (US) time on Feb. 29: How might men’s unwanted or sexually abusive experience in childhood affect their relationships with the people they love? How do partners heal together? Marriage and Family Therapist, Chris Tickner will join 1in6 for a thoughtful discussion (and Q&A) about how men,…

Link – 22 Messages for People Who Think They ‘Don’t Deserve’ Therapy

“Sometimes the first step is the hardest. A step towards acceptance. A step towards treatment. A step towards recovery. When you live with a mental illness, often times that step involves therapy. But therapy can be a scary concept, especially if the same voice in your head that’s fueling your mental illness is saying you…