Each year, around the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US, I try and write something about thankfulness and remind survivors that no matter what, we all have something to be thankful for, even if it’s just that we are still here, … Continued
Over at Psych Central they are gearing up for another Mental Health Day Blog Party. If you’ve never seen, or taken part, in the annual event before, it is a great way to gorge yourself in reading about mental health, … Continued
If you’ve already updated your iPad or iPhone to iOS9, Apple’s newest release, you may have noticed something called Apple News, which is Apple’s attempt to give you a pretty, magazine-like, interface to read your favorite sources in. Similar to … Continued
If what I do sounds descriptive of how you live your own online life, than let me challenge you. Find a post that resonates with you, on either blog, and share it with your network. Or, share this post with a personal note about how child abuse, or mental illness, has touched your life with your network. Not just with the folks you already interact with about these topics, but outside of that.
And then continue to look for ways to reach beyond the bubble of the online survivor community. Because there are survivors and people dealing with mental health problems all around us, and there are also those who remain uneducated about those topics all around us as well.
In my reading this week, I came across an article that talked about the danger in telling ourselves only one story about ourselves. The article wasn’t specifically about abuse survivors, but it is something I have found to be very … Continued
Originally spotted at the AV Club site. One of the things I really took away from Wil’s discussion about how he sought help and how he’s been affected by mental illness was his description of waiting so long because he … Continued
As a survivor, the question of how to appropriately mark Mother’s and Father’s day is always a bit tricky. We tend to see all the folks who have good, warm, relationships with their parents marking those days on social media, … Continued
Many survivors like to think they know what their future holds, and many of them end up being correct, because they spend so much time trying to control their life that they don’t ever really experience any big changes. … Continued
I’ve written about this before, but obviously no one gets the message. On a daily basis, sometimes two or three times in a given day, I get tweets, Facebook messages or even emails about “sharing” someone’s story and plea for … Continued
A couple of weeks have gone by since I saw this article in response to the airline crash in Europe. Germanwings crash: Seven in ten bosses do not think mental illness merits time off work I’ve been struggling to figure … Continued