This past weekend, I attended a SafeTALK workshop put together by the local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The half-day workshop is designed to help train folks to be more suicide aware, and to be “helpers” for … Continued
I want to follow up on something I shared on the News and Reviews blog yesterday. It was some comments on a blog article related to shame, and a discussion with a therapist about how shame is the thing that … Continued
With the implementation of the EU’s new rules about handling personal information, the GDRP, I’m sure many of you have noticed the large number of websites and platforms updating their terms of service and privacy policies. The new rules apply … Continued
Thanks to a Google translate widget added to the sidebar, you can choose to read this blog, and the News and Reviews site, in your own language. I can’t make any promises for how accurate the Google Translate is, but … Continued
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 … Continued
On a recent vacation trip to Hawaii, the wife and I decided to take a tour of Pearl Harbor. Before boarding the Navy vessel that takes you out to the USS Arizona site, we were reminded that there are over … 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.