Link – Why Do Adolescents Attempt Suicide?

Link – Why Do Adolescents Attempt Suicide?

This study, and this quick breakdown of the results on the AFSP site, shows us that we think we know about adolescent suicide attempts, is way off. It’s not an attempt to “get attention” It’s for the same reasons that adults do it: “-The strongest motivations for suicide attempts in both adults and adolescents using…

Link – Don’t dismiss tech solutions to mental health problems

Link – Don’t dismiss tech solutions to mental health problems

I agree. We may not know how effectively using technology to help provide metal health treatment works, but it’s woth trying it out for this exact reason: “We don’t lack high-quality, evidence-based psychological treatments for many mental health problems. These treatments have been verified by dozens of clinical trials. What we are short of is…

Link – Opinion | The Rape Jokes We Still Laugh At

This could not be any more true, and any more wrong. “The “Me Too” movement has made Americans more aware about sexism and sexual consent, but that sensitivity often does not extend to prisons, where over 200,000 inmates are sexually assaulted every year.” Sadly, I’ve seen some of the same people who claim to support…

Reviews Elsewhere – A Twofer on Mental Health Treatment Then and Now

Reviews Elsewhere – A Twofer on Mental Health Treatment Then and Now

I’m always on the lookout for reviews of books and resources that cover abuse and/or mental health issues, so I couldn’t resist an article from the New York Post recently – The shocking truth about America’s mental health crisis From that article we get reviews of two different books: In “Damnation Island,” a new history of…

Link – Sexually exploited boys ‘miss out on help’ Barnardo’s says
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Link – Sexually exploited boys ‘miss out on help’ Barnardo’s says

In 2018 we are still dealing with this? “Vulnerable boys who have been sexually exploited are missing out on help because professionals do not recognise them as victims, a charity has said.” It makes me want to scream, shout, bang a wall, etc. Clearly the message is not getting out that boys are sexually abused…