#TraffickingTruths: Realities of child sex trafficking! Mental Health Apps: Beneficial or Harmful? Recognizing and easing the physical symptoms of anxiety Self-Care to Lower Anxiety When Things Aren’t OK With a Child’s Mental Health Former Jehovah’s Witness elders call for mandatory … Read More
You should read the whole article, Dr. Jeglic does a good job describing the issue, what we do know about female perpetrators and what we don’t know. Mostly we don’t know because of this: “When most people envision a sex … Read More
On one hand, I think we could eliminate a lot of the stigma around depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD if we understood them to be fairly common, and normal responses to abnormal events.
On the other though, I’m concerned that trying to explain away something that can be as debilitating as depression can be could lead to an increase in people not taking it seriously. Which could lead to people not getting help as needed for it, and being blamed for not just dealing with it, etc.
I also worry that if we define mental health conditions very strictly, we’ll be increasing the stigma of those with other disorders like bipolar, or schizophrenia.
One of the lessons that should be required learning for many of us, is that even with family, we get to set boundaries. We get to decide how much, or how little, we interact with other human beings. Also, what I decide is the way I want to set my boundaries, doesn’t mean yours need to be the same. As Carly lays out in the article below, there are quite a few things to consider, but it is your decision, and you should always put your own mental health first.
I love this whole article from Terry because this was the one concept that kind of put me over the hump in therapy: “We find our voice and suddenly realize: we get to be whoever we decide we want to … Read More