Sharing – Sibling Sexual Abuse Facts Caregivers Should Know

Sharing – Sibling Sexual Abuse Facts Caregivers Should Know

This article makes clear that sibling sexual abuse is happening to kids all around us. It has been happening throughout history. We also know a lot about it if people are willing to listen. The article is long but well worth it to understand what the risks are, what to do when you find out about it, how to prevent it, and most importantly, understand that if you were sexually abused by a sibling, you are not alone. 

Sharing – Can brief text messaging reduce repeat hospital-treated self-harm?

Sharing – Can brief text messaging reduce repeat hospital-treated self-harm?

When someone gets an automated text that checks in with them on a regular basis, there is an apparent impact that is worth investigating more.

Just imagine what the impact could be if those texts were from friends. What if real people took a moment to check in more often?

I’m feeling a little guilty about this myself. I have some people I need to check in with more often.

Sharing – The many faces of mental illness in Blacks

Sharing – The many faces of mental illness in Blacks

As a white person, I don’t generally have much to say about other groups. It’s not my place to talk about the hows and whys of the reluctance of black Americans to seek out mental health resources.

I do, however, know that there is a gap in the availability of treatment for most minority groups in the US and that it’s important for members of every group to talk about mental health.

Sharing – Practical tips if you find yourself doomscrolling online news and social media
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Sharing – Practical tips if you find yourself doomscrolling online news and social media

I think this comment is correct: If you’re finding it hard to cope with the news and social media, you’re not alone. It isn’t easy to know when to stop reading the news. The line between being informed and obsessed with it to the point of impacting our lives and mental health is a fine…

Sharing – Does childhood adversity dilute life’s meaning? New research reveals surprising findings.

Sharing – Does childhood adversity dilute life’s meaning? New research reveals surprising findings.

It doesn’t have to be a grand purpose either, just something that makes you want to return each day. It can be wanting to learn something new, be there for the important days for a friend or family member, see what happens with Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, or whatever makes you want to get up the next day to be part of it. That moves us to healing, showing up for our lives each day. That, to me, is purpose. What keeps you here? What keeps you connected to other people?

Do more of that.