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

Have You Been Labeled?

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The thing I suspect many people worry about, and something that makes me crazy to be honest, is when people see “abuse victim”, or especially “sexual abuse victim”, and their brain immediately takes the shortcut to everything society says about that label. Being a survivor of childhood abuse is not “one” thing, but having your identity boiled down to that “one” thing, is dehumanizing. This is especially true when the stereotypes that we believe about survivors, don’t match who we really are!

Links I’m Sharing (weekly) Aug 9, 2020

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10 Simple Ways to Love Yourself a Little More Each Day

Can Childhood Trauma Make the Body and Brain Age Faster?

6 Ways to Survive Survivor Guilt |

Mental Health in the Digital Realm

Childhood Trauma: Types, Causes, Signs, and Treatments

Self-Care Sounds Simple, So Why Is It So Hard to Practice?

Study Confirms Asking Directly About Suicide Doesn’t Cause More Harm

What People Want to Hear When They’re Struggling

Stopping the Cycle of Trauma: Parents Need Help for Trauma Too

Mental health website for people with intellectual disability created with help of those with lived experience – ABC News

– Good, it’s not often that we think about how our sites work for those with disabilities, I’m glad there are folks working to be more inclusive.

How to Ask if Everything Is OK When It’s Clearly Not

4 Reasons Taking Things Personally Prevents Healing

Sharing – Giving Ourselves Credit for Seemingly Small Wins

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You can read the article below for suggestions of things you should give yourself credit for. Then it’s up to you to understand how much you really do accomplish, even in the face of COVID-19, violence, and mass uncertainty.

Her list might even spark some ideas for some other, small, things you can do, and then give yourself credit for doing.

What are you giving yourself credit for today?

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