Posts in the ‘Trauma’ Category

Let’s Call Mental Health Stigma What It Really Is: Discrimination

Society’s attitude toward psychological disorders needs to change.  An excellent article from Huffington Post and Lindsay Holmes.  American skewed but just as relevant here – even the stats align. 27/09/2016 10:15 PM AEST | Updated 28/09/2016 3:09 AM AEST  Lindsay HolmesDeputy Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post KATARZYNABIALASIEWICZ VIA GETTY IMAGES People with mental health

Mental Illness Awareness: 6 Myths About Mental Health We Need To Unlearn

A good article by Lizette Borelli.  Mental health issues do not discriminate by age, gender or race.   Conversations about mental health are still “hush” as we debate what constitutes a healthy mind. This often leads to preconceived notions of mental illness, and the stigmatization of sufferers. Every year, one in five Americans experiences mental

Epigenetics – can you inherit trauma genetically?

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children’s genes This research begs the question, if so for these victims, what about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders trauma, Native American and Canadian first peoples?  And so many other populations?  If this is established, then the need to deal with trauma sooner rather than later

PTSD and the dangers of self-medication. A well-written article by Adam Cook, from the Conquer Worry site.

PTSD and The Dangers of Self-Medication  8/11/2016 0 Comments Guest Post by Adam Cook Edit and Post Design by Christy Zigweid Picture by guard113 via Pixabay Addiction is categorized as a mental illness, even if it’s not always seen that way. Those addicted to drugs or alcohol are twice as likely to have an additional

Families need help as well. You didn’t Cause the addiction. You can’t Control the addiction. You can’t Cure the addiction.

Help for the Family   An addiction destroys families as much as it destroys individuals. Living with an addict is both heartbreaking and exhausting. Family members are torn between how to help the addict and how to avoid being sucked into the addict’s world. Here are some helpful suggestions that I have found over the