Sharing – Saying these words when someone is upset is the best thing you can do
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Sharing – Saying these words when someone is upset is the best thing you can do

This seems like the should be obvious, but it’s not: When someone is upset about something, validating and understanding their feelings isn’t going to necessarily make them suddenly forget why they’re angry. That person will still be upset, but validation helps them maintain some self-worth and optimism. So often, when we talk about our mental…

Shared Links (weekly) Dec 20, 2020

Shared Links (weekly) Dec 20, 2020

Ending Stigma about Suicide

Treating trauma early to help children cope down the line

The Cognitive Distortion Which Severely Hinders Recovery

Depression and the Holidays Often Don’t Mix

Coping with Unintentional Mental Health Stigma

Childhood trauma impacts millions of Americans, and it’s having devastating consequences

Toxic Positivity Is on the Rise. Are You Guilty of Spreading It?

Ottawa passes motion to create national, three-digit suicide prevention hotline

Sharing – Mental health first aid kit: 10 essential items that will help when life gets tough

Sharing – Mental health first aid kit: 10 essential items that will help when life gets tough

I may not necessarily agree with everything on Dr. Zoe’s list, but I am on-board with the idea of knowing ahead of time what kinds of activities, people, etc. will help take care of your mental health when you need it. You and I may not have a current mental health diagnosis right now, but we all are having low days, struggle days. Doing something about those, might just help us avoid spiraling into a situation where we do end up with something more serious.

Sharing – How to find help with healing from childhood trauma

Sharing – How to find help with healing from childhood trauma

PBS not only did a report on childhood trauma they are also sharing some helpful information.

This might be worth bookmarking, or if you are currently dealing with children in trauma in your own family, you may find some resources that can help you today. So, I’m sharing and if you know someone in that situation, I’d ask that you share with them too.

Sharing – Good Vibes Only? You Can’t Think Yourself Out of Depression

Sharing – Good Vibes Only? You Can’t Think Yourself Out of Depression

You’re not being kind, you are blaming people for a ton of things that are completely beyond their control, because your own identify is tied to a world-view that has no explanation for suffering beyond “welp, guess you failed at being positive”.

That’s not a world-view, that’s a privileged, self-centered, view.