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…

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…

Deep Level Stigma

Deep Level Stigma

I’ve had some opportunities of late to sit down and have coffee with some people who have worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment, and doing fundraising for those efforts..I’ve already been creating some blog posts out of things that came up during those conversations because they were that good, but there…

Quick Thought Number 4 – The Appreciation File in the Digital Age

Quick Thought Number 4 – The Appreciation File in the Digital Age

Have you reached out and sent anyone a message telling them that you appreciate them recently? Way back in 2014 I wrote about having an appreciation file, a physical folder for cards/letters, and an email folder for emails, where I could store positive messages I got from folks I had helped either at work or…