I Started Healing When I Convinced Myself I was Safe Now, What About People Who Aren’t Safe?

I Started Healing When I Convinced Myself I was Safe Now, What About People Who Aren’t Safe?

Casey calls out those of us who would say “love is love” and support our LGBTQ friends and family members without standing up and doing what we can to actually make this world safer for them. I’ll go one further. If we want to call ourselves mental health advocates and advocates for trauma survivors we need to do what we can to push for a world that is safe for everyone. We can’t heal when we don’t feel safe, and for too many people in this world, they have no reason to feel safe.

We need to advocate for a world that is safe for them too.

Sharing – What the Advisory on Teen Social Media Use and Mental Health Missed

Sharing – What the Advisory on Teen Social Media Use and Mental Health Missed

I agree with Janet. There is content available on the internet, and social media, that is dangerous for kids. There is also content available that is beneficial to kids as well. Protecting them from harm without killing off all of the positive things technology brings into their lives every day is not a simple task.

Anyone telling you it is simple, or claiming that we “have to do something”, without explaining all of the trade-offs is not to be taken seriously.

Learn How to Be There

Learn How to Be There

I found out about this online training recently and wanted to share it:

Learn to support someone struggling with their mental health through this online course created by Jack.org in partnership with Born This Way Foundation.

You can sign up on the website below and let us know what you think about it.

Sharing – Mental Health Recovery Burnout Is Real and It’s a Problem

Sharing – Mental Health Recovery Burnout Is Real and It’s a Problem

There’s no time to be thoughtful and purposeful when you’re plowing through all of your “recovery goals” at once, and without those things, you won’t get there. They’re kind of required.

I’ve been heard to say in a few places that a big part of why I keep different blogs and social media profiles on different topics is because it keeps me honest. Yes, I am interested in those things and enjoy learning and sharing. But, I have been able to keep this little website going for over 20 years because it is just a part of my life, taking part of my time and part of my mental energy. It’s not everything. I know it doesn’t work for me if it is.

That’s important, and it keeps me from getting burned out.

Reviews Elsewhere – Bi The Way by Lois Shearing

Reviews Elsewhere – Bi The Way by Lois Shearing

I came across this review on the Scene website, and I wanted to share it with you because one of the things we know is that LGBTQ+ folks are more likely to deal with mental health issues, and also suffer a higher rate of suicide. So while the book is about being Bi, and not directly about mental health, during Suicide Prevention Week I think it’s important to share resources for groups who often struggle with seeing their own stories told. Based on the review, I think this book seems like exactly that type of thing, a voice of an underserved group.