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.

Sharing – Happy childhood? That’s no guarantee for good mental health

Sharing – Happy childhood? That’s no guarantee for good mental health

This study out of Australia confirms something I’ve written about many times in regards to things like the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study: While the study reaffirmed that people who had adverse and unpredictable early life experiences had elevated symptoms of poor mental health (including depression and paranoia), it also found that children who grew…

Sharing – Landmark research reveals ‘horrific’ mental health crisis facing Australian truck drivers

Sharing – Landmark research reveals ‘horrific’ mental health crisis facing Australian truck drivers

I’m glad to see people in Australia starting to understand this bit of reality: “”This is about the whole industry stepping up and saying we’ve got a major problem and we need to address this,” Mr Benson said. “The economic reality is we won’t actually have people to drive our trucks or to work in…

Sharing – Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

Sharing – Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

Following up on yesterday’s post about technology and loneliness, and even a topic that also came up on the Moments of Clarity show yesterday too,  comes this from Australia. Why is this topic important? See for yourself – First, loneliness is a killer. An influential meta-analysis, which collated and analysed the results of nearly 150…