Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Check In on Your Friends :: It’s More Than A Meme How Long-Term Friendships Enrich Our Lives A Review of “The Medical Model in Mental Health” 5 of the Best TED Talks on Mental Health Employees still scared to open up about mental health, says survey Simone Biles: Olympic, gymnastics officials had one job and…

Sharing – Fourteen MORE Incredible Memoirs about Mental Illness and Addiction
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Sharing – Fourteen MORE Incredible Memoirs about Mental Illness and Addiction

This is a powerful statement made by Rachel in the introduction to her list. “I believe more than ever we are only as sick as our secrets. By sharing our stories and reading others, we rid the stigma associated with mental illness and addiction and we can begin to heal and thrive.” If you’re looking…

Sharing – AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Sharing – AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

First off, if prison guards and officials don’t know enough to make sure people who need medication are able to take it, we need to correct that. That is just abject failure to be human. But we also need to understand why someone having a mental health crisis being in jail is a bad idea…

Link – Managers feel ill-equipped to support staff mental health

Link – Managers feel ill-equipped to support staff mental health

To be honest, I’m surprised it’s this high, and wonder how many of these managers are deluding themselves? “Only 31% of line managers polled by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and publication Management Today considered they had been sufficiently trained to recognise the signs of mental ill health in their staff, indicating…

Link – One in three children entered foster care in 2017 because of parental drug abuse

Link – One in three children entered foster care in 2017 because of parental drug abuse

As I’ve been writing recently, when childhood trauma goes untreated, or not prevented in the first place, it can often lead to problems with addiction in adulthood, as well as many other things. (Not in everyone, but it is a significant factor statistically) Now we see that not doing anything about that childhood trauma, is…

Link – Study Suggests Childhood Trauma Be Viewed as a Public Health Issue

Link – Study Suggests Childhood Trauma Be Viewed as a Public Health Issue

Should the prevention of childhood trauma be a public health issue? Not all trauma can be prevented, but when you see statistics like this, it’s hard to argue that this isn’t something that is affecting society in a large way: “Not only were rates of developing a mental illness higher, people who experienced more trauma…