Why Do We Need a Separate Reason to Support Men Getting Help?

Why Do We Need a Separate Reason to Support Men Getting Help?

As many of you know, I read a lot of articles on abuse and mental health in an effort to share them on the News and Reviews site, or the various social media platforms. Given that, what I’m about to say may just be a result of a random coincidence and not a pattern, but…

Thoughts on Self Care

Thoughts on Self Care

If you spend much time reading or researching information on mental health online, eventually you will come across articles talking about practicing self-care, or even self-love, though I’m not a big fan of the latter because, let’s face it, we’re all 12 year-olds some of the time. Nevertheless, the idea of self care is usually,…

You Don’t Expose Truth By Spreading Lies
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You Don’t Expose Truth By Spreading Lies

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the survivor community recently, and finally decided to say something about it after a recent post on Facebook this past weekend. The trend is of spreading “news” from clearly fake news websites in order to spread awareness about child abuse. In this case, I’m sure many of you saw,…

Intention and How Social Media Robs Us Of It

Intention and How Social Media Robs Us Of It

I wrote about this video on my tech blog earlier this week, because websites, social networks and pretty much everything on the internet is in constant battle for our attention. In the video, Tristan Harris talks about our intentions, and how the web is designed to override that. Think about it, how many times have…

Advocate “Heroes”

Advocate “Heroes”

Recent news in the survivor community has reminded me of something I wrote over 5 years ago when Joe Paterno passed away. I’m not going to get into the details of what happened and to who, because I wasn’t involved in it, and while I am vaguely familiar with some of the people involved, it’s…

An Important Reminder About Social Media and Privacy

An Important Reminder About Social Media and Privacy

I’ve mentioned this in the past, but in the last week, I’ve had another stark reminder that not everyone is in a place where they can simply share with their social networks the fact that they are a survivor of childhood abuse, or are dealing with mental health issues. If you’ll allow me to quote…