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Have We Overlooked Men When Talking About Body Shaming?

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I’ve been lucky enough to see a couple of men talk about eating disorders, and body image, but I’ll be the first to admit, if you asked me, based on what I see and hear, if these were mostly women’s issues, I’d probably say yes. But that’s wrong. These are very much men’s issues and trans issues as well. We make jokes about dad bods and assume it’s no big deal because it’s men, and they don’t have the same problems, and hang ups, but we do. There are far more people in the world struggling with their body, and disordered eating, who aren’t included in the conversation because we assume it’s a young women’s issue. … Read More

Sharing – Your Burnout Is Unique. Your Recovery Will Be, Too.

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As the authors point out, your approach to self-care should be different depending on what is causing the burnout. If you’re just exhausted from a lack of sleep, overwork, etc. taking a day to rest, relax, and take care of yourself might be the best thing you can do for yourself. (Recognizing, as mentioned above, that if you’re overworked, fixing that falls on other people and the company) On the other hand, if you’re burned out from watching the news, and developing really a very cynical outlook of other people. spending a day isolating yourself from social connections even further, might not really be the best option. So, self care starts to look a little different depending on not only your own individual preferences, but also what it is that is causing these feelings of burnout. 

Of course, the struggle here is knowing yourself, and your emotions.… Read More

Sharing – Survey: More Young People Are Depressed During the Pandemic. But They May Be Using Social Media to Cope

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I’ve seen this possibility since 2001, when I started blogging. The possibility that someone, somewhere, dealing with mental health issues, or overcoming abuse, would hop online looking for someone, anyone, who understands that they are dealing with.

We’ve never had more ways to connect with each other, even during a pandemic. Why not use them, and why not be the person who connects others online?… Read More

Sharing – On TikTok, mental health creators are confused for therapists. That’s a serious problem.

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But, if you had a broken arm, you wouldn’t hop online and talk to your life coach. You’d go see a professional to have it treated. There’s a reason for that, just as there should be a reason why, when someone needs mental health advice, they should get it from professionals, and not random people on the internet.… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) March 7, 2021

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Introduction to Tanya J. Peterson, Author of ‘Mental Health for the Digital Generation’

Toxic Childhood? 10 Lessons You Must Unlearn in Adulthood

Five tips to keep your children safe online

How To Be Intentional With Social Media Use

Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness

Here’s What Happens When Social Workers, Not Police, Respond To Mental Health Crises

Former Gymnast Sarah Klein Discusses Coach John Geddert’s Sex Abuse Charges… Read More

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