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“I’m still here” because that’s the best option. #mentalhealth #strong #grief #depression #mentalhealthawareness https://t.co/kQyty1olny pic.twitter.com/zIUXRqD3eZ
— Child Abuse Survivor (@CA_Survivor) October 28, 2022
Sharing – How Discrimination Affects Your Mental And Physical Health — www.childabusesurvivor.net
Each of us has a choice to make. We can acknowledge that millions of people are oppressed and discriminated against. We can recognize that each additional act of oppression adds to the stress and mental health issues, or we can ignore that and do nothing. We can support celebrities, politicians, and religious figures who have no issue oppressing other people, who favor discriminating against people who are not like us, or we can contribute to lessening the discrimination people face and the harm caused. Read the article below. Read it slowly and thoughtfully. Then choose wisely.
Sharing – Being Around Birds Boosts Our Mental Well-Being Even 8 Hours After Hearing Them — www.childabusesurvivor.net
Honestly, we put a birdfeeder in our yard a few years ago, and I will occasionally go out and watch some of the birds as they come to the feeder. It is relaxing. Having a few moments of relaxation in my day is good for my mental health. Maybe you can’t get a feeder and keep it stocked, but maybe there’s a park or lake nearby where you can hear and see the birds. Give it a shot. See what happens.
Sharing – Books focusing on men’s mental health — www.childabusesurvivor.net
As we roll into November, and many men are taking part in a Movember activity, we like to take a moment to note that the whole movement is focused on men’s health, including mental health. The folks at Second Step in the UK have book recommendations on the topic.
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The top 12 things most people learn too late in life – Hack Spirit — hackspirit.com
Life is short. If you’re not careful it can pass you by in the blink of an eye. Far too many people end up taking their last breath with a […] More
Mental Health Awareness Isn’t Enough: More Funding Is Needed — www.forbes.com
Raising awareness of issues regarding mental health problems should be the start of a process of addressing them. Yet, society isn’t doing enough to fund mental health research, alleviate shortages in inpatient beds, pay healthcare providers, build infrastructure, and cover costs for patients.
AI could help predict suicides – but rushing the technology could lead to big mistakes — theconversation.com
Artificial Intelligence has great potential to save the lives of mental health patients.
You were not responsible for your abuse and it was not your fault.
— The Caffeinated Therapist ✨ (Taylor’s Version) (@bellabee13) October 28, 2022
Sometimes It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better | Psychology Today — www.psychologytoday.com
Part of overcoming depression and anxiety is facing strong emotions.
For Far Too Long, the Mental Health Care System Has Overlooked a Valuable, Affordable Resource — slate.com
“It really gives people hope.”
How To Talk To A Friend About Getting Mental Health Help? — www.liddycarver.co.uk
It’s not easy supporting a loved one when they are struggling, but there are ways that you can help them.
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Mental Illness as Scapegoat – Not Every Poor Behavior is Mental Illness — www.childabusesurvivor.net
I’ve been thinking about this topic for awhile now. Some of it has been brought on by hearing many of the comments about the Joker movie, some by the way
When You’re A Kid You Don’t Know It Happens To Anyone Else — www.childabusesurvivor.net
I was listening to the recent episode of the Psych Central Podcast, an interview with Erik Coleman, a former NFL player, and the child of drug addicts. The whole thing is interesting, but around the ninth minute of the show, Gabe asks him about what he thinks are the most important thing that can be…