Another week, and more links for you to enjoy. While we watch the latest storm tracks and keep an eye on the Gulf, which is really just a way of life for us in Louisiana. In the meantime, going to enjoy a calm weekend and see what may be header our way next week.
New From the Blogs
Sharing – Psychoeducation: What It Is and How it Helps — www.childabusesurvivor.net
Get educated about trauma and the conditions that can be caused by trauma. Do it for yourself so that you can understand and heal from your trauma and do it for the people around you impacted by trauma. Don’t tell me you don’t know anyone who’s been impacted by trauma. That’s simply not true.
“Time in nature and sunshine won’t solve every #mentalhealth issue but it doesn’t hurt to add it in when we can and it’s not a bad way to spend a Sunday as opposed to feeling #anxiety about the upcoming week. #sunday #nature #louisiana” — www.instagram.com
Sharing – Nearly 1 in 10 American adults, 1 in 5 teens report having depression — www.childabusesurvivor.net
The mental health of Americans has been in decline for years. Don’t let the political talking points fool you into thinking this is pandemic related. Shutdowns, masks, social distancing, and all the other things that happened due to the pandemic did not cause a spike in mental health issues like depression out of nowhere. The spike was already happening.
Sharing – Schema-Focused Therapy: Uses, Principles, & Techniques — www.childabusesurvivor.net
I especially identified with the section on maladaptive schemas that may have developed during childhood because I’ve always been a big believer that children growing up in abusive situations will develop whatever mechanism they need to survive and then carry those same mechanisms into adulthood instead of learning the things they should learn as kids. That’s a maladaptive schema if there ever was one. Read, and learn more below:
Shared From Elsewhere
Just a reminder that we’re still discovering so much about the spectrum that exists in mental illness – depression, etc. can look so different from one person to the next, and even look different for different episodes.
So, “You don’t look depressed,” is not a helpful response.
— Chase Anderson, MD, MS (K.C. Ardem) 🦸🏽♂️🏳️🌈 (@ChaseTMAnderson) September 19, 2022
How to Treat Both Trauma and Addiction | Psychology Today — www.psychologytoday.com
Single-gender sessions, and power in numbers.
US Adults Should Get Routine Anxiety Screening, Panel Says | Snopes.com — www.snopes.com
It’s the first time the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended anxiety screening in primary care for adults without symptoms.
How Feeling Unloved as a Child Relates to Adult Depression | Psychology Today — www.psychologytoday.com
Feeling unloved and unwanted is associated with higher odds of depression.
Friendship Mental Health Benefits — www.youtube.com
Friendship Mental Health BenefitsThe mental health benefits of friendship are very real. That’s why spending time with friends is an important form of self-c…
Five Surefire Ways to Protect Your Mental Health ⋆ In Pursuit of Happiness — kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com
We all experience periods of distress or trauma. Here, 4 proven ways to protect your mental health, especially in difficult times.
From the Archives
Overcoming Childhood and the Stories We Tell Ourselves — www.childabusesurvivor.net
I caught an interesting, short podcast episode on this topic recently. The host, Dave Fraser is joined by Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb to discuss the question of whether we can overcome our childhoods. It’s an interesting episode, and I think many of you might learn a thing or two about how the stories we’ve been told about ourselves in childhood can be rewritten and how a good therapist might assist in that. You can get the links and notes from the show here:
Steps to Healing My Knee, The Same As Trauma — www.childabusesurvivor.net
So, recently I had a little mishap while picking up my luggage from the baggage claim carousel. It’s been diagnosed as damage to the meniscus of my left
Quick Thought #3 – Emotions are Not Disorders — www.childabusesurvivor.net
I was reminded of this last week, when I was tasked with doing some presentation work as part of my job. Going in to it, I had some pretty serious