The article lists out a lot of the reasons, and I encourage you to read it, but this part I found to be very interesting because it reminded me of things I’ve done in some adult learning situations: “Way and her colleagues created “The Listening Project,” which aims to build connections among seventh-graders in New…
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This was written on the website for the Domestic Violence hotline, but the tips are relevant to anyone who has been abused or gone through trauma. This, for example, is similar to many things I’ve written about child abuse too:
“Throughout this journey of healing from trauma and abuse, make sure that you are being compassionate towards yourself. A great deal of trauma survivors suffer from toxic shame and self-blame. It’s important that we are gentle towards ourselves during this journey, that we acknowledge that we are doing our very best, and that we ask ourselves every day, “What would be the most loving thing I can do for myself in this moment?” in any circumstance. There is no time limit to learning and healing, there is only the power of transforming our adversity into victory, one small step at a time.”
Check out the article below to read more about how, exactly, to be gentle towards ourselves while still taking those small steps.
We’re a long way from actual proof, but the research so far is showing some promise. This could be huge, as one of the most frustrating things for people who do finally make the effort to get help for mental health issues, is a lack of available resources. Being waitlisted for even an initial appointment…
Due to the numerous hospitalizations and suicide attempts (the last of which almost succeeded), I lost the respect of my family and friends. My mother stopped interacting with me for nearly a year and a half. She told me not to call her, not to come to her house, and a bunch of other stuff….