Link – Preventing Suicide Among College Students

Link – Preventing Suicide Among College Students

The privacy rules for college students are, in general, a good thing. They prevent a lot of colleges from sharing too much information about individual students, and having that information abused. FERPA also prevents colleges from even sharing information with parents without the permission of the student. Again, that can be a very good thing,…

Link – Why We Don’t Listen to Trauma Survivors (the “Contagion” principle)

Link – Why We Don’t Listen to Trauma Survivors (the “Contagion” principle)

This article is referring to events and people I do not know much about, beyond some public information I’ve seen about the yoga communities, but this line did catch my attention: “Sometimes we can’t acknowledge the trauma of others,” she said, “until we acknowledge the ways in which we ourselves have been traumatized.” Matt talks…

Link – Disclosing My Mental Illness: Every Situation is Different

Link – Disclosing My Mental Illness: Every Situation is Different

I think this is good advice for mental health issues, or disclosing past child abuse. Think about when and where you want that information out there. “The experiences I’ve had over the past several years make me really think about where and when disclosing my mental illness is helpful. My comfort level changes with each…

Link – Are You Telling Yourself Stories That Are Keeping You Stuck?

Link – Are You Telling Yourself Stories That Are Keeping You Stuck?

While the article itself never mentions abuse survivors, I do find a lot of truth in it for us. We learned certain stories as children, that we have a hard time letting go of in adulthood, and they do limit us. Things like “I can’t trust anyone”, “I’m not worth loving”, etc. And then we…

Link – Dad Whose 8-Year-Old Spoke To A Stranger Online For 6 Months Shares The Lesson He Learned

Link – Dad Whose 8-Year-Old Spoke To A Stranger Online For 6 Months Shares The Lesson He Learned

The scary part is, this guy did way more than I’ve seen a lot of parents do when it comes to their kids devices. He limited her access to anything but kids games, he watched his internet router for suspicious activities. He just didn’t actually pay attention to what she was doing in the kids…

Link – ‘It’s nothing like a broken leg’: why I’m done with the mental health conversation

Link – ‘It’s nothing like a broken leg’: why I’m done with the mental health conversation

In one way, we want it to be seen as something we can talk about as easily as a broken leg. But there’s more to it. “The truth is: enough awareness has been raised. We – the public, the health professionals, the politicians – need to make our words and actions count for more.” Broken…