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Sharing – Harrowing film shows devastating and fatal impacts of cyberbullying and online abuse

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Under the heading of “reviews elsewhere” comes this review of a short film called “Rope”, a raw, honest depiction of online bullying.

““If you’re in your 40s or 50s and someone sends you a cruel message, you can probably brush it off, but if you’re 15 it is much more likely to affect you because you haven’t had the chance to build up that mental resilience.”… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 3, 2021

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We need Advocates Now More than Ever

Mental Health Struggles Don’t Take a Holiday

Mental health apps: How to find one that works

Students Feel Anxious About COVID-19. Why Aren’t They Turning to Campus Mental Health Resources For Help?

‘Boys do cry’: Georgie Wileman chronicles the private experience of male depression

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My Top 5 Mental Health Lessons For 2021… Read More

Sharing – Digital Tools Are Revolutionizing Mental Health Care in the U.S.

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Is technology a panacea for everything that’s wrong with mental health care in the US? No. Are they always the appropriate solution? No. But do we need to find some way for technology to step in a fill this gaps when the need has been going unmet like this for so long?

“We have a crisis in mental health care in the United States. Sixty percent of young people with major depression received no mental health treatment in 2017-2018, and one quarter of adults with mental illness reported an unmet need for treatment. In the U.S., 55% of counties have no psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker, and 70% don’t have a single child psychiatrist. Queues for substance abuse care can be weeks long; 70% of those who needed substance use treatment in 2017 did not receive it. To make it worse, many practices have closed or reduced their capacity in response to pandemic health concerns.”… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) – Dec. 6, 2020

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Teach Your Kids the Red Flags of Online Predators

Put your mental health first this holiday season

A Digital Resource Toolkit for Prioritizing Your Mental Health

How to talk to loved ones about their mental health

Sometimes We Don’t Show Concern Until It’s Too Late

Toxic Positivity Won’t Help With Depression

Trauma unmakes the world of the self. Can stories repair it?

Send a Text, Save a Life, mental health support

How I Deal With Dissociation as an Abuse Survivor… Read More

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