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Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 24, 2021

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Why Toxic Positivity Can Be Damaging to Our Mental Health

Taking Men’s Mental Health More Seriously

Mental health check: What to ask and how to know if you need help

Female child sex abuse ‘remains taboo’ while victims struggle

Overwhelmed? You Are Not Alone

6 Ways to Stop Feeling Embarrassed About Your Depression

Lack of diversity and the pandemic challenge colleges to address mental health issues for students of color

French incest affair sparks ‘hundreds’ of #Metooinceste testimonies on Twitter… Read More

Sharing – How the Stigma of Mental Illness Has Evolved Over Time

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There is a whole world of people who aren’t looking at blogs like this one, or trying to talk about mental health on social media. Sure, there’s a lot of us who are, and I love supporting those folks by trying to share information, or just check in. But, that’s not going to change the stigma that exists in society until all of those other folks, actually come in contact with mental health struggles in real life. As long as that’s not happening, it’ll remain stigmatized, and “something that happens to other people”.… Read More

Sharing – Antidepressant use in England soars as pandemic cuts counselling access

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This is not great. Medication can be incredibly helpful, but it’s really not a “fix” for depression.

“Lucy Schonegevel, the deputy campaigns director at the mental health charity Rethink, said there was a “big risk of antidepressants being prescribed with no support”, adding that such medications should “go hand in hand” with therapy.

Her concerns were echoed by the mental health campaigner Natasha Devon, who said: “People are going to their GPs with symptoms of mental illness and being sent away with a bag of medication, having been put on an 18-month waiting list.””… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 3, 2021

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We need Advocates Now More than Ever

Mental Health Struggles Don’t Take a Holiday

Mental health apps: How to find one that works

Students Feel Anxious About COVID-19. Why Aren’t They Turning to Campus Mental Health Resources For Help?

‘Boys do cry’: Georgie Wileman chronicles the private experience of male depression

Making a Difference One Person at a Time

Talking to your young athletes about sexual abuse

Rural Louisiana communities have less access to mental health care; How groups are closing the gap

My Top 5 Mental Health Lessons For 2021… Read More

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