Sharing – Making Mental and Physical Health Discussions Equally Important

Sharing – Making Mental and Physical Health Discussions Equally Important

I suspect for many parents, the reason they haven’t really had any conversation about mental health issues comes down to this: This can be one of the most difficult things to do and one of the primary reasons that schools and parents will wait until tomorrow what should be discussed today. Let’s face it, as…

Link – How Mental Health Support Groups Help You Build Self-Esteem

Link – How Mental Health Support Groups Help You Build Self-Esteem

I’m curious to see what others think about this. I’ve never been part of a local mental health support group, for various reasons it hasn’t ever really worked out for me to be involved, but I can see where this could be true: They help because, sometimes, what we really need to build self-esteem is…

Link – Mental Health Hospitalization Stigma: Remember Your Worth

Link – Mental Health Hospitalization Stigma: Remember Your Worth

Frankly, I’m sharing Megan’s article because I think there’s a good chance you, or someone you know, needs to hear exactly what she says here: “My husband is one hundred percent worth the struggles we face. Right now, he doesn’t feel like he is worth anything. He feels more like a burden than an asset…

Link – 6 Reasons Why Abusers Like Larry Nassar Avoid Detection

Link – 6 Reasons Why Abusers Like Larry Nassar Avoid Detection

I think this is something we all need to take to heart, and spend more time thinking about: “When someone commits sexual abuse over a long period of time, our first instinct may be to question how they were able to keep their crimes hidden. For many of us, it can be difficult to comprehend…

Link – U of T experts explain difficulties of reporting on suicide – and why it’s important to focus on resilience

Link – U of T experts explain difficulties of reporting on suicide – and why it’s important to focus on resilience

Most of us probably don’t consider ourselves “the media”, and we certainly don’t reach nearly as many people, but with the rise of social media, blogs, podcasts, etc. there are many, many of us who are a voice that others listen to. Given that, it would benefit all of us to understand the correct ways…

Link – Humility and Mental Health

Link – Humility and Mental Health

This could, obviously, apply to many things in our society right now, but I’m interested especially in the mental health aspects of it, especially as a survivor. “Arrogant persons not only believes they are always right, but also believe their religious, political or ethnic groups are right, while often harboring a deeply held conviction that…