Sharing – Oklahoma Mental Health Officials Seeing Success with Prison Diversion Programs

Sharing – Oklahoma Mental Health Officials Seeing Success with Prison Diversion Programs

This is a good idea, because we already know that prison is not a good place to get mental health, or addiction, treatment. Oklahoma seems to understand this fact: “By the end of June, jails in all 77 Oklahoma counties should be assessing every person arrested for a nonviolent crime for their mental health, potential…

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

How to Survive a Traumatic Experience It’s Time Us Men Started Talking To Each Other About Mental Health. Treating The Effects of Childhood Trauma Stop Self-Stigma? It’s Difficult to Do But You Can Podcast: Finding a Therapist- What to Look For The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Trauma in Childhood: What You…

Sharing – Twitter Thread on How Colleges Can Better Mental Health Services

Sharing – Twitter Thread on How Colleges Can Better Mental Health Services

I honestly think one of the reasons we see so many articles about exercise, eating right, or yes, puppies, as the cure for depression and anxiety, is because we really just want it to be that easy, so it can be “fixed” and we can go back to ignoring the problem. But, umm yeah. There’s…

Finding Balance and Diversity in our Social Media Use

Finding Balance and Diversity in our Social Media Use

I came across this article today: The Internet and Mental Health: It Helped & Hurt My Recovery As many of you know, this is a topic that is near and dear to my heart, because I think, despite media attention to the contrary, can be part of helping abuse survivors, and those with mental health…

Sharing – A journalist’s guide on what to write — and what not to — when covering child abuse

Sharing – A journalist’s guide on what to write — and what not to — when covering child abuse

This is something that, I hope, more journalists will pay attention to, because there really is an important difference between calling something “a relationship with an underage person”, and child sexual abuse, or rape. It matters to be accurate about these things. But, it’s not just journalists. In 2020 with blogs, social media, forum sites…

Sharing – ‘I suffered alone for 7 years’ – The Men In Need Together mental health support group that’s saving lives

Sharing – ‘I suffered alone for 7 years’ – The Men In Need Together mental health support group that’s saving lives

What I really enjoyed in reading about Joshua’s work with MINT is that he saw a problem, sadly through the loss of a friend, and his own struggles, but also saw an opportunity to do something about it. Quite frankly, there is a problem. In fact, I’d say there are a lot of inter-related problems….