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Child Abuse and Mental Health Survivors Information – Issue #59

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What Future Do Kids Have If Mental Health Care Bankrupts Their Families?
What Future Do Kids Have If Mental Health Care Bankrupts Their Families?www.childabusesurvivor.net
We have to face the fact that, as much as we might not openly admit it, we live in a society where kids with mental illness have very little hope, and we don’t care enough to change that. They, their parents, and their siblings are “others” that we’d rather not be bothered with. Societally, we’d rather they went away than be bothered with figuring out ways to help them. That’s not good enough.

Sharing - Many people not only survive mental illness – they thrive
Sharing – Many people not only survive mental illness – they thrivewww.childabusesurvivor.net
There is an important message in this study and the numbers. “In this analysis, we asked: what was the chance that people who were diagnosed with depression during the first part of the study would, 10 years later, be recovered from the disorder and report the level of wellbeing met by the top quarter of…

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Opinion: Men, we need to talk about mental health | Calgary Herald
Opinion: Men, we need to talk about mental health | Calgary Heraldcalgaryherald.com
Whether you’re the leader of an organization, a new grad, or a seasoned oilsands worker, the past three years have not been easy for any of us.

How I learned to find hidden strengths in my bipolar disorder : Shots - Health News : NPR
How I learned to find hidden strengths in my bipolar disorder : Shots – Health News : NPRwww.npr.org
Dr. Devika Bhushan went public with her diagnosis to help dispel stigma. In the process, she says, she’s forged bonds with hundreds touched by mental illness.

How To Recognize If Your Childhood Trauma Is Affecting You As An Adult (& How To Heal) - Michigan ACE Initiative : Michigan ACE Initiative
How To Recognize If Your Childhood Trauma Is Affecting You As An Adult (& How To Heal) – Michigan ACE Initiative : Michigan ACE Initiativewww.miace.org
This article was originally published by Your Tango. The past doesn’t always stay where it should. If you experienced childhood trauma, it may come as a surprise that the traumatic problems you had when you were little are still present when you’re an adult. You may worry that your childhood trauma will ruin your happiness, […]

Writing Can Help Us Heal from Trauma
Writing Can Help Us Heal from Traumahbr.org
Why does a writing intervention work? While it may seem counterintuitive that writing about negative experiences has a positive effect, some have posited that narrating the story of a past negative event or an ongoing anxiety “frees up” cognitive resources. Research suggests that trauma damages brain tissue, but that when people translate their emotional experience into words, they may be changing the way it is organized in the brain. This matters, both personally and professionally. In a moment still permeated with epic stress and loss, we need to call in all possible supports. So, what does this look like in practice, and how can you put this powerful tool into effect? The author offers three practices, with prompts, to get you started.

Brain Scans on Psychiatry - The Trauma and Mental Health Report
Brain Scans on Psychiatry – The Trauma and Mental Health Reporttrauma.blog.yorku.ca
Dr. Amen’s TED talk “The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans” shares the lesson that the brain can be changed and rehabilitated to change one’s life

From the Archives

Repeating the Same Mistakes in a Broken Mental Healthcare System
Repeating the Same Mistakes in a Broken Mental Healthcare Systemwww.childabusesurvivor.net
Once upon a time, there were mental health asylums across the US. But, they weren’t great, and some of them were even mistreating patients. So, we closed

Reviews Elsewhere - The Best Wellness Books For Your Mind, Body, and Spirit
Reviews Elsewhere – The Best Wellness Books For Your Mind, Body, and Spiritwww.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.

2022 State of Mental Health Report Shows Shocking Lack of Access to Care
2022 State of Mental Health Report Shows Shocking Lack of Access to Carewww.childabusesurvivor.net
The report is available to download in full, or you can skim some of the statistics. As you do though, pay special attention to the section on Access to Care, where you’ll learn things like the fact that over 27 million people in the US with some sort of mental health issue did not get any treatment. None. Not a bit. Even in the best state for matching treatment with patients, Vermont, almost 43% of people did not get care.

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