Sharing – How Discrimination Affects Your Mental And Physical Health

Sharing – How Discrimination Affects Your Mental And Physical Health

Each of us has a choice to make. We can acknowledge that millions of people are oppressed and discriminated against. We can recognize that each additional act of oppression adds to the stress and mental health issues, or we can ignore that and do nothing. We can support celebrities, politicians, and religious figures who have no issue oppressing other people, who favor discriminating against people who are not like us, or we can contribute to lessening the discrimination people face and the harm caused.

Read the article below. Read it slowly and thoughtfully. Then choose wisely.

Thinking about Therapy for your Child?
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Thinking about Therapy for your Child?

From my perspective as an abuse survivor, if you think there’s even a chance your child has been abused, bullied, or is simply dealing with mental health challenges that need help, get the help early if you can. It only gets worse the longer you wait. Read the examples, and if any of them sound like your kid, do something.

Sharing – Why We Should Care Less

Sharing – Why We Should Care Less

No, not really, but what we should do is be sure to maintain healthy boundaries. The article below is about Compassion Fatigue. It’s real. I’ve known people who’ve reached that point, and I’ve watched people online reach that point, where they write and share about every new abuse case they see until they just disappear online because they have become overwhelmed.

What Future Do Kids Have If Mental Health Care Bankrupts Their Families?

What Future Do Kids Have If Mental Health Care Bankrupts Their Families?

We have to face the fact that, as much as we might not openly admit it, we live in a society where kids with mental illness have very little hope, and we don’t care enough to change that. They, their parents, and their siblings are “others” that we’d rather not be bothered with. Societally, we’d rather they went away than be bothered with figuring out ways to help them.

That’s not good enough.

Sharing – Many people not only survive mental illness – they thrive

Sharing – Many people not only survive mental illness – they thrive

People with depression are less likely to report thriving regarding mental well-being 10 years later, but 10% of them do anyway.

Only 21% of people not diagnosed with depression reported thriving regarding their mental well-being, so it’s not like most people are living at that point anyway, for various reasons. Being diagnosed with depression doesn’t automatically make it impossible for you to recover and thrive. It’s just a bit harder.

More importantly, the article below talks about 67% of the people diagnosed with depression reporting no symptoms of it 10 years later.

People do recover from mental health issues. They can get better. It happens. Some even meet the criteria for mental well-being that only 21% of the world meets.