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If you want to protect children, you need to know where they are being approached, and how. So I share this not as a news story so much as an informational tool. “The Covid-19 predator handbook contained details about how … Continued
I’m sure many of you will not be surprised to read this: “In one of the most thorough and prolonged behavioral studies ever conducted, Harvard University researchers surveyed and scrutinized a group of 724 men from 1939 to 2014, arriving at … Continued
In my field of work, I am keenly aware of how hackers are trying to take advantage of the stress of everyday life and people adjusting to working at home to try and fool them into clicking things they shouldn’t … Continued
In the interest of always sharing new things that may help, I found this interview with the author to be very interesting, especially her take on the stigma associated with just doing anything to get help, let alone going to … Continued
This is something that I do believe could be massively helpful right now, and in the future. “To address this urgent patient need, Mayo Clinic has launched an online resource, Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach, so children and teens can work … Continued
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This is a lot of people. “Forty million. That’s roughly how many people in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder; about 18% of the population. So chances are, you know someone (or are someone) who experiences anxiety.” Let’s face it, … Continued
And it’s about time. I think Jason’s opinion piece is interesting because the pandemic did create a sudden change, and an emergency situaton, so much so that insurance companies and mental health professionals have had to fly by the seat … Continued
As a blogger, and social media user, yes I want to try and be as careful as I can to post supportive messages, and not make anyone feel stigmatized through my words. That’s important, but I also have to remember that everyone is different. When you’re talking with someone through whatever medium, it’s important to not assume ill-intent. If the term “getting help” feels stigmatizing to you, simply ask people not to use it, suggest some other terms, etc. Have a conversation about how you want to talk about your mental health. Keep the lines of communication open, on both sides.
That’s how you end stigma. By communicating, instead of shutting anyone down.