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Shared Links (weekly) Nov. 1, 2020

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The Most Common PTSD Myths and Symptoms, and How to Cope
Bravery — Margaret Hoelzer
Best Therapists to Follow on TikTok
Mental Health Resources for Black Americans
Young people using technology to detect worsening mental health
QAnon hurts real trafficking victims: The conspiracy theory is dangerous because it obscures the real threat
Why Friendships Are Good For Us
Male Sexual Abuse and Assault – Ken Clearwater’s Story
Podcast: Value of Personal Mental Illness Stories… 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?… Read More

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

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How To Live With Someone Else’s Mental Illness
PTSD Physical Symptoms Can Be Confounding for Sexual Assault Survivors
Growing up I Often Heard “Therapy Is for White People”
How the Pandemic Is Taking Its Toll on Our Mental Health
One mental health solution: a kinder, gentler emergency department for people considering suicide
Nearly three in four child abuse survivors without support, study finds
Suicide After Suicide: What We Must Do to Break the Cycle
Why Abused Children May Strive for Perfection… Read More

Sharing – Researchers Doubt That Certain Mental Disorders Are Disorders At All

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On one hand, I think we could eliminate a lot of the stigma around depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD if we understood them to be fairly common, and normal responses to abnormal events.

On the other though, I’m concerned that trying to explain away something that can be as debilitating as depression can be could lead to an increase in people not taking it seriously. Which could lead to people not getting help as needed for it, and being blamed for not just dealing with it, etc.

I also worry that if we define mental health conditions very strictly, we’ll be increasing the stigma of those with other disorders like bipolar, or schizophrenia.… Read More

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