Sharing – ‘Bedlam’ Documentary Shows State of Mental Health Care in Los Angeles
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Sharing – ‘Bedlam’ Documentary Shows State of Mental Health Care in Los Angeles

The documentary will air on PBS in April. Obviously, it will be focused on Los Angeles, a place where this problem is especially acute, but one that we might see play out, at a smaller scale, anywhere. It’s an important topic that people still don’t quite get until it’s someone in their family, or that…

Loneliness Is A Mental Health Issue, Can Technology Help?

Loneliness Is A Mental Health Issue, Can Technology Help?

As you may know, I am a believer that technology can help us keep in touch, especially if, like me, you have relocated and aren’t geographically close to some of your closest friends and family members. I was reading the article today about Australian nursing home residents and other elderly people, and the use of…

UK Charity Starts Suicide Prevention Text Line Aimed at Men

UK Charity Starts Suicide Prevention Text Line Aimed at Men

They made the announcement on World Mental Health Day yesterday, that they were taking aim at the increasing numbers of men in the UK dying from suicide, especially those who are not comfortable talking to someone about their issues. The hope is that by making a text service available across the UK that it will…

Sharing – Senior Citizens Struggle With Suicide As Loneliness And Isolation Set In

Sharing – Senior Citizens Struggle With Suicide As Loneliness And Isolation Set In

This is a sad read, but I do believe this is correct – There are myriad reasons that elderly adults are more susceptible to the nation’s 10th leading cause of death. One of the most prevalent is loneliness. Older adults often live in isolation and may be struggling with the death of a lifelong husband…

Sharing – How My Childhood Trauma Affects Seemingly ‘Simple’ Choices

Sharing – How My Childhood Trauma Affects Seemingly ‘Simple’ Choices

Amanda describes one of the seemingly silly things that she has to do to feel safe in the article: For years, I didn’t understand my need to sit in a booth or corner bench. I felt I needed to make excuses. Now I understand it as just one of the many symptoms of growing up…