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Shared Links (weekly) Feb. 28 2021

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The problem with perfect

6 Happiness Books That Mental Health Experts Trust

Make Social Media Work For (rather Than Against) Your Mental Health

The Difference Between Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, and Self-Compassion

This Nonprofit Found A Unique Way To Help Sexually Abused Children Heal

But They Went Willingly – Understanding Teen Sexual Grooming

Mental Illness and Homelessness… Read More

Sharing – I’m Open About My Depression—But Not Completely

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As I have written before, being an advocate online for me means writing, sharing information and insights, interacting with other survivors, etc. but sometimes I just can’t. Not because I’ve lost interest or don’t want to do it, but because I’m just tired of the pushback. I’m tired of having stories about male victims challenged or dismissed, tired of people in the mental health space telling me that everyone should just do what worked for them, tired of dealing with other people’s definitions of what healing looks like, or how long it should take, and on and on.

It’s all stigma, it’s all the stigma that I want to fight against, but some days it’s just exhausting. So I’d rather not talk about it.… Read More

Sharing – Sexual violence against boys is far more common than we think

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These are the stories we don’t hear about often enough, and that leaves a whole lot of victims out on their own when it comes to finding support.

“What do you think you know about boys and sexual violence? I thought I knew that boys are victims only rarely, and I automatically equated “child sexual abuse” with adults preying on kids. But I was wrong on both counts.… Read More

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