Sharing – Opinion: Suicide prevention recording warnings are a bad idea

Sharing – Opinion: Suicide prevention recording warnings are a bad idea

On the one hand, this is true, if you’re recording calls, you really don’t know where someone may be calling from so you have to do this. “The response I received explained that many Lifeline call centers already record the calls. Since our calls are routed, they’re directed to a call center based on area…

Sharing – Why men’s brands need to talk about men’s mental health

Sharing – Why men’s brands need to talk about men’s mental health

I have had conversations about this when it relates to child abuse as well. What company wants customers to associate their name with child abuse, after all? But this is also true: It’s far easier to tell an inspiring brand story about investing in children’s education, or saving the environment than it is to talk…

Sharing – ’Tis is the Season to be Jolly — Unless You Suffer from Mental Illness. Then, Not So Much.

Sharing – ’Tis is the Season to be Jolly — Unless You Suffer from Mental Illness. Then, Not So Much.

I think Randy probably speaks for quite a few folks dealing with mental health issues. Just don’t expect us to act like the holidays are easy. Because they aren’t. And I suspect that there are 83 million other people who agree. Here’s what I’d really like to see. Just let people do whatever they want,…

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

When Your Partner Was Sexually Abused as a Child: A Guide for Partners Mental Illness Behind Bars: The Lessons of Orleans Parish https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/health/ex-footballer-paul-stewart-s-heartbreaking-story-to-highlight-the-need-to-take-men-s-mental-health-seriously-1-10112459 Techniques to Spot Childhood Depression Solutions To Stop Sexual Violence Against Children Covered In New Report 5 Ways To Check If Your Children Are Safe Online The lifelong cost of burying our…

Reviews Elsewhere – Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America

Reviews Elsewhere – Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America

Came upon this review from the Mental Health at Home blog, and something about it really hit home with me. I think in the survivor, and mental health, communities we have a real problem, and that problem has to do with how many people have this very strange way of defining “thinking positively”. So when…

Sharing – Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

Sharing – Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

Following up on yesterday’s post about technology and loneliness, and even a topic that also came up on the Moments of Clarity show yesterday too,  comes this from Australia. Why is this topic important? See for yourself – First, loneliness is a killer. An influential meta-analysis, which collated and analysed the results of nearly 150…

Loneliness Is A Mental Health Issue, Can Technology Help?

Loneliness Is A Mental Health Issue, Can Technology Help?

As you may know, I am a believer that technology can help us keep in touch, especially if, like me, you have relocated and aren’t geographically close to some of your closest friends and family members. I was reading the article today about Australian nursing home residents and other elderly people, and the use of…

Sharing – Building Emotional Intelligence Isn’t as Hard as You Think

Sharing – Building Emotional Intelligence Isn’t as Hard as You Think

Emotional intelligence is something that I struggled with while I was healing, and as I look around the child abuse survivor community, I think that struggle is common. All too often we never really learned these skills as kids, and are also usually really good at masking our emotions, even from ourselves. But, this can…

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Teachers need better training to combat child sex abuse, says charity Depression and Marriage: Dealing with a Depressed Spouse Honouring Veterans Means Caring About Their Mental Health #MeToo includes too many children; we all need to look out for them Updated: Reality of children’s mental health issues are terrifying with few answers How Group Therapy…