Good News, Bad News Creating an Untenable Situation for Mental Health

Good News, Bad News Creating an Untenable Situation for Mental Health

First, the good news. This article is from Australia, but I feel fairly confident that we’d see similar results in other countries. More and more Australians are being diagnosed with depression and anxiety. But this doesn’t mean Australians’ mental health is worsening. What they did was look back at not just rates of diagnosis, but…

ACE Awareness – Good, Bad, Both?
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ACE Awareness – Good, Bad, Both?

If you’re not familiar with the now somewhat famous ACE studies, what we are talking about here are studies that seemed to show that the more Adverse Childhood Experiences you had, the more likely it is that you will deal with bad outcomes in adulthood. The original studies got a lot of media attention, deservedly,…

Quick Thought Number 7 – Messages About Anxiety

Quick Thought Number 7 – Messages About Anxiety

Society, when talking about teens – “We need to stop keeping score or competing at all, making them do public speaking, etc. because the anxiety is too much. We have an epidemic of anxiety.” Society TO teens – “If you don’t have you career plan mapped out, your grades in order, aren’t involved in the…

Quick Thought Number 5 – Most People Have Been Traumatized

Quick Thought Number 5 – Most People Have Been Traumatized

Over the weekend, I tweeted a link to a post I had written, sharing an article about supporting people who are dealing with trauma. There was, however, one person who quoted the tweet with a comment that stuck with me for a couple of days: Very few people haven’t experienced trauma (very few women especially)….