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Sharing – How my Facebook post about suicide uncovered so much hidden male pain and suffering

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I have managed to be somewhat successful by society’s standard. I am also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. To assume that must mean I wasn’t that hurt by it, is to tell me that you know nothing of my life, or the lives of thousands of other men like me. Is it any wonder so many don’t come forward and talk about it?

But, as the article below points out, there are too many men in pain, with nowhere to go, for us to not talk about it. They deserve better.… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) March 21, 2021

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‘No reason for shame’: a survivor speaks up

Thoughts On Stigma: Don’t Underestimate How Big Of A Deal Survival Is

Positive childhood experiences may have greater impact than the bad

Asian American & Pacific Islander Mental Health Resources

Suicide Prevention Efforts: One Year After COVID-19

Advice to Loved one of Someone who is Mentally Ill

58 Of The Best Personal Mental Health Blogs 0f 2021

The Role of Community and Systems in Mental Health Recovery

Melissa & Doug co-founder opens up about her secret struggle… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) Dec 20, 2020

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Ending Stigma about Suicide

Treating trauma early to help children cope down the line

The Cognitive Distortion Which Severely Hinders Recovery

Depression and the Holidays Often Don’t Mix

Coping with Unintentional Mental Health Stigma

Childhood trauma impacts millions of Americans, and it’s having devastating consequences

Toxic Positivity Is on the Rise. Are You Guilty of Spreading It?

Ottawa passes motion to create national, three-digit suicide prevention hotline… Read More

Sharing – Depression Is the Ultimate Identity Thief

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This is such a powerful part of this article, that I wanted to share it.

How does this manifest over time in terms of our identity? Depression is not something that just disrupts our lives—it can change how we see ourselves as people. Let’s start with experiences and resulting connections that never happen because of our depression. Maybe we don’t have the energy to see a new band when they play a show in our town—so we don’t have what could have been a magical life-altering experience of discovering our favorite band. And our identity also becomes connected with helplessness. We don’t naturally assume we are someone who can “make things happen” and plan for the future, because we can’t be sure depression won’t severely undermine our life goals.… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) Oct. 18, 2020

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When mental health emergencies end in fatal police encounters

How You Can Use Mindfulness to Guide Neuroplasticity to Improve Brain and Mental Health

How to Help a Suicidal Friend

Crisis Services & People of Color — We Can Do Better: Interview with Vic Armstrong

These apps make mental health easier for people in the margins

What We Know About LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Why hope is essential, not a luxury

Budget-Friendly Ways To Get Support For Your Mental Health… Read More

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