Links I’m Sharing (weekly) Sept. 27, 2020

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Coping with Depression

We’re all in this together: Pandemic worsens depression, thoughts of suicide

‘Grave Sexual Abuse’: When the Word Rape Doesn’t Apply To Boys

Make Mental Health Your #1 Priority

How Therapy Helped Me Manage Trauma

Listen, Open Up, Connect: A Mental Health Expert’s Advice On Living Through A Crisis

Why You Can’t Think Your Way Out of Trauma

9 Steps to Healing Childhood Trauma as an Adult

Sharing – Childhood sexual abuse: Mental and physical after-effects closely linked

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The study looked at the fact that among girls who had been sexually abused, there are marked increases in mental health diagnosis, and also physical health issues like urinary tract infections, etc. I think either of these is a possibility, … Read More

Links I’m Sharing (weekly) Sept. 13, 2020

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What is PTSD?

What It’s Like to Live with Suicidal Ideation

Loneliness and suicide: what’s the link and what role does depression play?

5 Steps to Help Someone Who is Suicidal

‘We Are Therapists. After 6 Months of Lockdown, We’re Almost at Breaking Point’

Accepting Limitations in Mental Health Recovery

How Does Racism Affect Black Mental Health?

Sharing – We’re Basically All Struggling With Mental Health Right Now

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I feel like 2020 has been one of the only times I can remember when admitting you’re struggling with things like anxiety and depression is met with nods of agreement and understanding. That’s an opening for us to continue to talk about mental health issues, of all types, and for people to understand how common it is to need some type of mental health support, whether that be professional, or just supportive friends and family.

On the other hand, I also feel like we all understand that feeling anxious and upset right now is a “normal” reaction to world events, and that having similar issues at another time will be met with skepticism instead of understanding. I hope I’m wrong about that.

In the mean time though, have more conversations around mental health. It will only help all of us feel less alone.

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