As many of you know, my professional life can be pretty crazy sometimes. The travel results in a lot of extra stress, and time spent alone in strange places, and I won’t even pretend that is a great thing for … Continued
Recently, I have seen too many studies to link here, talking about how the effects of child abuse are being confused for ADHD, or lead to a variety of mental health issues, or even physical health issues. Just today, I … Continued
As part of the World Mental Health Day Blog Party, I wanted to take a moment to talk about stigma, and also provide a little math lesson. I’ve said it before, but the thing that allows society to stigmatize anyone … 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 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.
Apparently, yes they could. The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences. A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers. A top journal published a study … Continued
Reading a post by Gabe Howard today, that was what I took away. I think he’s actually on to something: Stop yelling at people. Stop trying to make people feel badly for not understanding our circumstances. Stop being disrespectful, condescending, … 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
I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but I’ve seen four different articles in the last week that all point to something that has always bothered me about all the talk of sexual assault victims and people dealing with mental … Continued
What do you think, can the crowd be trusted to provide a safe, encouraging, social network to help with anxiety and depression? On the one hand, I know it takes a solid support system to overcome mental health struggles, and … Continued