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Sharing – Calls are up, but many 988 call centers lack resources to offer in-person help — www.childabusesurvivor.net
The hard work is developing the proper resources for people who need help after the immediate crisis. That costs money. Money that a significant number of people in the US will balk at paying because it goes to “other people.” These are the same people who balk at paying taxes for schools when they don’t have kids or at higher insurance premiums, let alone the taxes necessary for things like Medicaid, that pay for people who “made poor health decisions.” So, rather than stand up to that kind of thinking, many politicians at the state and local levels will go along with that. They won’t even attempt to provide funds for mental health services.Some will even go so far as to say those services are just propping up “weak” people who need to get over those issues.At the end of the day, while we can point to the number of people who talk about mental health and are supported for talking about it, we cannot say we’ve eliminated the stigma associated with it until we all put our money where our mouth is and provide the help that people need.Until then, I’m afraid that many people will learn lessons the hard way, that it’s easy to write off funding resources for “other people” until you or someone you love winds up being one of them.
Journalism and Mental Health Resources — www.childabusesurvivor.net
There are a ton of links from there. What I found unique about the page is that they are tackling the issue from two different perspectives. One, how journalists should write about mental health and people dealing with mental illnesses or PTSD from traumatic events, and secondly, how to take care of their mental health as they cover war, disaster, etc. Both are important topics, and I would love for anyone, from professional journalists covering a war to a blogger writing about mental health or sharing a story of trauma, to consider them. Please consider how we cover trauma and mental health, and how we make sure to take care of ourselves in the process.
Sharing – Mental Health Professionals Really Can Assume Some Police Duties — www.childabusesurvivor.net
It’s been trialed in several areas, sending out a mental health team instead of the police to respond to certain kinds of calls. Typically calls that involve a mental health crisis, addiction, etc. What we didn’t have yet were real studies to show whether this was having the desired effect. It’s early, but this is promising:
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— Carla Corelli (@CarlaCorelli) August 27, 2022
How to Better Care for Your Child’s Mental Health As They Go Back to School This Year — themighty.com
Ashley Nestler, MSW., interviews psychiatrist Dr. Anisha Patel-Dunn about how we can better care for our children’s mental health as they go back to school in person, some for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feeling overwhelmed: 6 steps to take when everything feels like too much to manage — www.stylist.co.uk
Expert advice from Paula Leach on how to get back on track when you feel like life is a becoming a never-ending list of things to do.
Mental Health Tips: 50 of Our All-Time Best Mental Health Tips to Help You Feel a Little Bit Better | SELF — www.self.com
Here are 50 of SELF magazine’s all-time best mental health tips to help you feel a little bit better. Pick a tip, any tip!
Why Many Men Have a Harder Time Seeking Treatment for Mental Illness — www.healthline.com
We’re ignoring the stigma surrounding mental health that stops many men from seeking help when they need it most — and it’s literally killing them.
How to Tell If Your Lack of Motivation Is Depression or Just…*Gestures* Everything — www.self.com
It can be hard to get excited about life after everything we’ve been through. Learn more about how to work through a lack of motivation and when to see an expert for help.
The Most Important Skill Set in Mental Health | Psychology Today — www.psychologytoday.com
55,000 studies reveal three pillars of psychological flexibility.
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Non-Acceptance Kills People — www.childabusesurvivor.net
While the people who claim to be trying to keep kids “safe” argue about all things that are supposed to be dangerous, LGBTQ people will continue to die needlessly. This is what we shouldn’t accept.
Sharing – Cheerscrolling, How To Add Positivity To Your Day — www.childabusesurvivor.net
On the other hand, even if you don’t reach a point where your social media is all cheerful all the time, we could definitely use some more positive content in our feeds. This wouldn’t be a bad way to find some of that. Check it out, and let us know what accounts bring cheer to your own scrolling?
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