Link – High Functioning Depression: We Can’t Overlook the Overachievers

It’s easy to put depression into a box of symptoms, and though we as a society are constantly told mental illness comes in all shapes and sizes, we are stuck with a mental health stock image in our heads that many people don’t match. When we see depression and anxiety in adolescents, we see teens struggling to get…

Link – 5 Phrases That Can Help Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse

Over the last few years I have worked with an incredible sexual abuse prevention team. They provide training for schools, community centers, and governmental organizations, help families out of tragic situations, and provide counseling to victims. The work they do both turns your stomach to lead and lights a fire in your heart – it…

Link – ‘I just feel less alone’: how Tumblr became a source for mental health care

Social media sites like Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, etc. get a lot of bad publicity when it comes to mental health. That’s understandable, because too many people who are vulnerable to bad ideas, use them to feel bad about themselves, or interact with people who hurt them. Social networks are made of people at the end…

Link – Sibling Abuse Is Real, And It’s Often Overlooked In Families

What I learned from my story was that an abuser is an abuser. There aren’t any hidden terms and conditions on whether or not they are related to you, or laws stating you have to love them due to your shared biology, regardless of their cruelty. The truth is it doesn’t matter who they are, all that…

Link – You Are Not Alone

““Someone will call in and know they need help, but they don’t know how to get there,” says Ben Harrington, executive director. “They need treatment, or they need to find a doctor. Our specialists find out the most pressing issues, and when they say they understand, and that they’ve been there too, it’s huge. “Shared…