Why People Deny Childhood Trauma and Its Results tags: CA The high cost of negligence tags: CA 20 Signs of Unresolved Trauma tags: CA Myth Madness: ‘The Therapist Will Confirm My Worst Fear(s)’ tags: CA Vandy O-line coach stepping up for Our Kids tags: CA Sports Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links…
There’s a lot to digest, so make some time. If you want to learn more about mental health treatment, digital tools, and where we are lacking when it comes to mental health treatment, you’ll learn a lot. Hopefully, you’ll also understand just how much needs to change in order to meet the mental health needs of so many.
There’s no language in this belief system for “some other person decided to hurt you for no reason at all and it had nothing to do with you”. There can’t be any language for that, because the entire system is self-centered.
The world isn’t. So please stop telling people who have suffered real harm that it’s all just lessons to learn, that simply excuses away harmful behavior, provides overly simple “fixes” for mental health issues, and places the blame for it square on the victim. That’s no way to support anyone.
As you know, I’ve been quick to share links and even write about what your depressed friends need, and how to help people struggling with their own mental health. What I’ve come to realize more and more is that I am also struggling, and failing at being a very good friend for many of these same reasons. I’m burned out, I’m tired, I have little mental energy beyond just getting through each workday, and taking care of myself, for reaching out, chatting, or virtually meeting up with people.
In short, I am experiencing exactly what Annie is talking about. I want to reach out and be supportive to my friends, but I haven’t recognized my own struggles. No, I don’t believe I am depressed in a major way, but I’m definitely suffering from anxiety, stress, and it’s exhausting me.
That makes it hard to be the supportive one in any relationship, even though I want to be.
To combat that, I’m going to be reviewing this article a few times, and thinking about how I might still be supportive, and how maybe people in my life be supportive of each other.
Dealing With Holiday Depression tags: CA Depression Now Accepting Submissions For The December 2014 Blog Against Child Abuse tags: CA ChildAbuse Facing the Reality of Men Who’ve Been Raped By Women – tags: CA ChildAbuse A Famous NHL Goalie Put A Bullet In His Head, And He Wants Everyone To Know Why tags: Sports NHL…
I was more than a little shocked and saddened when I read the news in an email this week about the Louisiana chapter of Prevent Child Abuse shutting its doors. First and foremost, because, as the article gets into, the hard work of abuse prevention doesn’t seem to really move the needle when it comes…