Sharing – Suicide prevention must be a priority in Tarrant County

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We need to talk about it. We need to get educated about the warning signs, and we need to care enough to have risky conversations about it. Yes, asking someone you care about if they are OK isn’t easy. It can lead to some hurt feelings, some anxiety, maybe even some shouting. None of that is pleasant.

Funerals are still worse.… Read More

Sharing – People Don’t Outgrow the Effects of Childhood Trauma Just Because They Become Adults

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When your experience tells you that something is going to hurt you, your brain will figure out how to avoid and survive it. It will naturally kick in. Again, you can learn to work around that, or maybe even ignore it, but expecting your brain to magically stop reacting is asking yourself to not be human.

Maybe instead of expecting that from yourself, or anyone, give your brain some credit for going into survival mode, for keeping you alive, and be gentle with yourself.

Even if you are in a situation where acting out of fear is silly, it’s OK to feel the fear.… Read More

Finding Balance and Diversity in our Social Media Use

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I came across this article today: The Internet and Mental Health: It Helped & Hurt My Recovery As many of you know, this is a topic that is near and dear to my heart, because I think, despite media attention … Read More

Sharing – A journalist’s guide on what to write — and what not to — when covering child abuse

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This is something that, I hope, more journalists will pay attention to, because there really is an important difference between calling something “a relationship with an underage person”, and child sexual abuse, or rape. It matters to be accurate about … Read More

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