Putting some final touches on our time away. The reset has been nice, the time with friends and adventures have been good for my mental health and the sunsets, well, you can’t beat those moments. #mentalhealth #sandiego #visitsd #visitsandiego #sunset #v… https://t.co/cYQAzs02d2 pic.twitter.com/1VOKiLhpfC
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College Student Dealing with Mental Health Issues? You Might be in the Majority. — www.childabusesurvivor.net
This might just mean that the majority of the people around us right now are likely dealing with some sort of mental health struggle. This would also mean that there is nothing wrong with us, that we are the normal ones. That there is no weakness in us, or something lacking in us, but rather that we are having a normal reaction to a world that is causing anxiety and depression. The fix is out there, not inside of us. We can only do what we can to cope, take care of ourselves, and find the tools that allow us to continue, but the real solution is much larger than that. The real solution will require much more. The real solution to mental health issues is fixing society and the world we live in. If you want solutions, that’s where you start. How do we build a world where being anxious and depressed isn’t an understandable and normal reaction?
Sharing – Top 10 Best Suicide Prevention Quotes Annotated by an Attempt Survivor — www.childabusesurvivor.net
Dwade picks out some excellent quotes that have helped. Some of these were familiar to me, other were not. This one though, hit home for me: ““I wonder if it will rain after we die. When you kill yourself, you don’t know what happens next, afterward.” ~Albert Borris Once again, this one gives me an…
Reviews Elsewhere – The Best Wellness Books For Your Mind, Body, and Spirit — www.childabusesurvivor.net
I found this over on the Esquire site and thought that some of these titles dedicated to meditation, anxiety, breathing techniques, setting boundaries, etc., might be of interest to my readers as well. Granted, some of them might not be your cup of tea, and some of the titles are a little off-putting to me, but as I’ve said, whatever works for you. So check it out, and let us know if you’ve read any of these and found them especially useful.
Shared from Elsewhere
What to Say, and Not to Say, to Someone Who’s Grieving | Psychology Today — www.psychologytoday.com
A guide to support those facing loss.
Mental Illness Does Not Make You a Burden | HealthyPlace — www.healthyplace.com
It breaks my heart to hear people with mental illness describe themselves as a burden. You are not a burden. Learn more at HealthyPlace.
8 Mantras to Stop Your Mind From Spinning Out of Control | Psychology Today — www.psychologytoday.com
Calming sentiments to help lead your mind from anxiety to peace.
Kimberly Kizzia Hopes We Can Understand Mental Health in a Better Way — www.thephoblographer.com
As someone who’s struggled with Bipolar Disorder for many years, Kimberly Kizzia opens up on how she uses photography to cope with it
From the Archives
Reviews Elsewhere – A Twofer on Mental Health Treatment Then and Now — www.childabusesurvivor.net
I’m always on the lookout for reviews of books and resources that cover abuse and/or mental health issues, so I couldn’t resist an article from the New York Post recently – The shocking truth about America’s mental health crisis From that article we get reviews of two different books: In “Damnation Island,” a new history of…
If You’ve Ever Wondered How a Suicide Prevention Text Line Works — www.childabusesurvivor.net
This look from the Guardian at SHOUT, a text service based in the UK should help you get a feel for what they are doing: “We hear from hundreds of people across the UK each day who are vulnerable and isolated and don’t feel they have anyone they can reach out to,” Pienaar said. “Many…
Quick Thought Number 1 – Scars — www.childabusesurvivor.net
I’ve decided to start something new which I am calling quick thoughts. The idea behind quick thoughts is a new category of blog posts that are, in