Why Public Speaking Skills Could Help Us with Tough Conversations
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Why Public Speaking Skills Could Help Us with Tough Conversations

Last night, during the #Sexabusechat on Twitter the topic was on disclosing, the fear, the struggle, and the results. Obviously, that’s a huge subject with a ton of nuance around it, and sure enough, it inspired a lot of good conversation. Toward the end of it, however, a thought occurred to me in response to…

Talking Child Abuse and Blogging on Moments of Clarity

Talking Child Abuse and Blogging on Moments of Clarity

Thanks to Tiffany for having me as a call-in guest on her radio show Friday. If you weren’t able to catch it live, you can watch the replay from Tiffany’s Facebook live feed below, or click through on the Facebook logo¬† to see the conversation from other listeners. And if you haven’t listened to Moments…

Social Media can Be Good or Bad For Our Mental Health, Depending on Who We Follow
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Social Media can Be Good or Bad For Our Mental Health, Depending on Who We Follow

(ed note, updated in Dec 2020) I write often about the connection between social media use and mental health. If you’ve seen any of my previous posts, you know that I tend to be doubtful of there being any direct tie between simply using social media, and being depressed. Rather, I think it really depends…

What If I Told You Most Abuse Survivors Are Not Who We Think They Are?

What If I Told You Most Abuse Survivors Are Not Who We Think They Are?

What if a study found that 65% of sexual abuse survivors are “mentally healthy” as adults? Would you believe that? Granted, it might be difficult to swallow that as fact. I’m fairly skeptical of exactly how this study was conducted myself, but I also have to go back to my understanding of statistics and math…

Mental Illness as Scapegoat – Not Every Poor Behavior is Mental Illness

Mental Illness as Scapegoat – Not Every Poor Behavior is Mental Illness

I’ve been thinking about this topic for awhile now. Some of it has been brought on by hearing many of the comments about the Joker movie, some by the way people react to violence, and even some on the way political discussions tend to take place in the US these days. It all came together…