We like to think that only someone unstable would commit these type of crimes. So was the entire city of Rome mentally ill, or was something else going on? It’s my belief that something else was going on, and that was the ability to see those that are different than us as somehow less than human.… Read More
Last week, I sat in on a webinar to discuss online privacy, and how to protect yourself. During the session it was mentioned that you want to be careful about your privacy settings on social networks, like Facebook, because you … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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. … Read More