Sharing – “Tetris for Trauma” Viral Twitter Thread: A Master Class in Misleading Psych Research

Sharing – “Tetris for Trauma” Viral Twitter Thread: A Master Class in Misleading Psych Research

Again, as Peter goes on to describe the issue is not that people might suddenly play some Tetris when dealing with trauma. That’s probably not going to harm them much, it’s that we, as a society, will come to expect that is the “magic pill” to help everyone deal with trauma and start dismissing it as something that’s easy to fix with some Tetris when it’s much, much more complicated than that. We shouldn’t lose sight of that fact.

Sharing – 6 Sneaky Signs You’re Experiencing Ongoing Trauma From The Pandemic

Sharing – 6 Sneaky Signs You’re Experiencing Ongoing Trauma From The Pandemic

What did surprise me, though, was that I actually saw all 6 of these signs in myself. All 6. (I also don’t think they are all that sneaky, but then again, while I know I’ve been having worse anxiety lately, all of these did sort of sneak up on me.)

So, I don’t know about you, but I know for sure that I am now hyper-vigilant, negative, anxious, withdrawn, exhausted, and dealing with more physical aches and pains than I ever have.

This article helps me realize that it’s not really a coincidence. How about you?

Sharing – Trauma Healing Requires A Certain Amount Of Privilege

Sharing – Trauma Healing Requires A Certain Amount Of Privilege

She lists out things like having insurance, having financial security, having a partner and friends from who she doesn’t have to hide her therapy sessions, etc.

As we just talked about yesterday, the reason less than half of all people dealing with mental health issues actually get any treatment at all is because they don’t have all of these things.

2022 State of Mental Health Report Shows Shocking Lack of Access to Care

2022 State of Mental Health Report Shows Shocking Lack of Access to Care

The report is available to download in full, or you can skim some of the statistics. As you do though, pay special attention to the section on Access to Care, where you’ll learn things like the fact that over 27 million people in the US with some sort of mental health issue did not get any treatment. None. Not a bit. Even in the best state for matching treatment with patients, Vermont, almost 43% of people did not get care.

Sharing – Why Healing from Trauma Can Get Harder As We Age

Sharing – Why Healing from Trauma Can Get Harder As We Age

As I’ve said before, we were too busy simply surviving the abuse to learn the things we were supposed to learn as children, so we often start out behind in various ways.

Of course, in order to learn those things we need to do the work as an adult, to first unlearn the things we learned, and then learn the things we didn’t learn to start with. This is, perhaps, one of the real tragedies of so many survivors not even telling anyone, let alone starting this work, for decades.

That’s so many more years of doing the things we need to unlearn, and undoing that is just going to be more difficult the longer this has been true for us. So, what can we do?

Sharing – Why Leisure Is Never a Waste of Time

Sharing – Why Leisure Is Never a Waste of Time

I know it’s become cliché to talk about depression and anxiety as part of the response to COVID19, but that really ignores the fact that the rates were going up even before the pandemic. Why? I think our cultish belief in productivity, and “hustling” is a big part of that. If you can’t ever rest, and take a break from your to-do list, you’re going to struggle.