If you hadn’t noticed before, this site actually hosts two blogs. One, my personal thoughts and writings, and the other the Survivor News and Reviews, stuff I’m sharing along with some quick thoughts, or sometimes a contribution from someone else. … Read More
This is something so many of us deal with. In fact I was in conversation during our weekly #SexAbuseChat on Twitter talking about something similar: ““You need to be kinder to yourself, Jonny.” Those were the words of virtually every … Read More
As a blogger, and social media user, yes I want to try and be as careful as I can to post supportive messages, and not make anyone feel stigmatized through my words. That’s important, but I also have to remember that everyone is different. When you’re talking with someone through whatever medium, it’s important to not assume ill-intent. If the term “getting help” feels stigmatizing to you, simply ask people not to use it, suggest some other terms, etc. Have a conversation about how you want to talk about your mental health. Keep the lines of communication open, on both sides.
That’s how you end stigma. By communicating, instead of shutting anyone down.… Read More
I return to number 3 on this list often: 3. Take It One Day at a Time If you sit down and think that you have another month or more before life returns to normal, you will naturally gravitate … Read More
I think the question Ivy asks here is one of the most important things we should stop and think about, for many reasons: “Is that who you want to be? The real person this adversity reveals is the person you’ll … Read More