Sharing – How I Got Better at Sharing My Story

Sharing – How I Got Better at Sharing My Story

They can’t go down to the local community college and sign up for a class where they can practice explaining all of the complexities of their mental health in simple terms. They’re experimenting with what works, what is comfortable, what is confusing, etc. Give them some space to do that and know that when they are still at this uncomfortable level they trust you to be someone they want to talk to.

Don’t ruin it for them by being dismissive or not listening. They need you to listen and they need practice in telling their stories. Be the same place for that.

Online Education – Not Just for Tech and Career Skills

Online Education – Not Just for Tech and Career Skills

I’ll admit it, if you asked me where online you could educate yourself about Mental Health and self-care, LinkedIn Learning and Coursera wouldn’t have been at the top of my mind. Thankfully, the Make Use Of website knows better. They’ve shared some recommendations on courses you can take online:

Shared Links (weekly) Sept. 17, 2023

Shared Links (weekly) Sept. 17, 2023

Sharing – Why a stranger’s hello can boost your well-being: The power of weak social ties

Sharing – Why a stranger’s hello can boost your well-being: The power of weak social ties

The math seems pretty simple here. We lose nothing by being kind and friendly. We might all gain enough to prevent the loss of another life. Suicide Prevention might involve some huge programs and resources, but it can start right here in how we interact with even our most casual connections.

APA Foundation Launches Mental Healthcare Works Resource

APA Foundation Launches Mental Healthcare Works Resource

You can access the launch page here – https://mentalhealthcareworks.org

Taking a quick look around it appears there are some stories, links to resources for finding help, and some advice on talking to your physician or helping a friend take the first steps toward getting help. I’m sure there will be additions to the site now that it is life, so I might suggest bookmarking it for future reference, especially so you have it handy when someone you know is looking for help.