Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

‘They travel hours to see a doctor for a minute’: India’s mental health crisis Millions Of Americans Battle Major Depression But Don’t Get The Help They Need ‘We have no solution’: Grim state of Oregon mental health system laid bare in court Santa Rethinks ‘Naughty or Nice’ in W+K’s Remarkable Mental Health Ad Self Care…

Sharing – How Affirming Your Intrinsic Worth Can Help Your Social Anxiety

Sharing – How Affirming Your Intrinsic Worth Can Help Your Social Anxiety

The article below is about social anxiety, but I have always believed that this lack of intrinsic worth is something that also makes kids vulnerable to being groomed and abused. Think about how well these paragraphs describe a typical survivor as a child: “In our culture, the measure of success and acceptability is often based…

We Need More People Telling Their Stories – According To Science
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We Need More People Telling Their Stories – According To Science

Yes, it’s true. According to research done University of Nottingham, hearing recovery narratives can be helpful to people dealing with mental health issues: So, from the perspective of a person facing mental health problems, does it help to have access to other people’s recovery stories? A new systematic review conducted by researchers from the University…

Shared Links  (weekly)
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Shared Links (weekly)

How social media saved me. How This Doctor Uses Instagram For Mental Health Awareness How to Support Someone Who Has Experienced Trauma How To Help Friends Struggling With Their Mental Health How The 5 Steps Can Help Someone Who is Suicidal – #BeThe1To The Journey of Mental Health Recovery: Why It’s a Good Thing Opinion:…

Link – Viral Twitter Thread Nails What Having Social Anxiety Is REALLY Like

Link – Viral Twitter Thread Nails What Having Social Anxiety Is REALLY Like

What I love about this is not just the topic, but how it shows how much good we could be doing with social media, how much we could be using it to support each other, and educate. “Which is why this viral Twitter thread is so important — people everywhere who have social anxiety are…

Link – All tip, no iceberg: a new way to think about mental illness

Link – All tip, no iceberg: a new way to think about mental illness

This is an interesting idea: The network approach also has a strong message for all of us who care about mental health and illness. We should abandon the last vestiges of our belief that mental disorders are best seen as medical diseases. The symptoms of depression, PTSD, or social anxiety don’t point to an underlying…