Sharing – Meet the people falling through the gaps of the mental health care system

Sharing – Meet the people falling through the gaps of the mental health care system

We all deserve access to resources that would help us avoid becoming a danger to ourselves. These resources shouldn’t be limited to people like me, who are lucky enough to have family support to help cover the extra costs, and they shouldn’t require that we wait around for people to reach the point of needing to be hospitalized before we offer them any. That middle ground is full of people who deserve better. 

Sharing – Are Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Ever Fully Healed?

Sharing – Are Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Ever Fully Healed?

This is why I look for the definition when I read anything about being fully healed. What does being healed mean to you? Is your definition possible? A definition that includes the abuse having zero impact on who you are today? Because that’s not realistic. But it also doesn’t mean you can’t go on to have a healed life while acknowledging that it is still part of who you are.

It was a traumatic event; they became part of us. They don’t have to rule us, though. That’s healed.

Headlines that Show Us How Bad our Mental Health Systems Are

Headlines that Show Us How Bad our Mental Health Systems Are

Both articles tell the stories of people who can’t get the mental healthcare they need, and both dig into some of the political decisions that have caused this. Both also demonstrate how complicated the issue is and how much damage is being done behind the scenes by some of the same leaders who claim to support mental health.

They don’t. There are a lot of political and industry leaders who benefit from the status quo. Many people are also left behind due to a lack of affordable care. Those patients, their families, loved ones, and society pay the price when mental healthcare is lacking. It doesn’t have to be this way. It will take more than words to fix it.

Shared Links (weekly) March 5, 2023

Shared Links (weekly) March 5, 2023

Shared Links (weekly) March 27, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) March 27, 2022

Australian “Boys Do Cry” Mental Health Campaign

Australian “Boys Do Cry” Mental Health Campaign

We haven’t been brought up to talk, especially when things are difficult. We’ve been encouraged to “man up” instead. I’m all for having strength, but not talking when it’s necessary is killing too many men for us to continue. That’s true everywhere, and even though I’m not in Australia, I know it’s true there as well. Let’s hope this resource reaches plenty of them.