The Relationship between Mental Health, Mental Illness and Chronic Physical Conditions

Mental health and physical health are fundamentally linked. People living with a serious mental illness are at higher risk of experiencing a wide range of chronic physical conditions. Conversely, people living with chronic physical health conditions experience depression and anxiety at twice the rate of the general population. (December, 2008) By The Canadian Mental Health Association

Helping a friend that has been sexually assaulted

“If your friend was sexually assaulted, she or he may experience the following: Shock Disbelief Anger Mood swings Irritability Disturbances in eating and sleeping habits Denial Fear Helplessness Embarrassment Depression Inability to concentrate or relax Resurfacing memories of past abuse For some, the emotional impact of sexual assault can be immediate and short term. For … More Helping a friend that has been sexually assaulted

1,000 Compliments, Positive Phrases, Inspirational Quotes and Lyrics That Can Fit On A Post-It Note

Originally posted on Slay Girl Society:
Have you ever wanted to say the perfect thing to someone, but couldn’t formulate the words? Me too. I think everyone, even the most talented wordsmiths, often struggle with saying the right thing in a certain situation. It’s hard to express yourself when the feeling you want to articulate…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post a Day in May – May 20 – Alcohol Use Disorder

Originally posted on My Loud Bipolar Whispers:
What is alcoholism? Alcoholism is a disease characterized by the habitual intake of alcohol. Definition of alcoholism is chronic alcohol use to the degree that it interferes with physical or mental health, or with normal social or work behavior. Alcoholism is a disease that produces both physical and…

The Psychopath’s Relationship Cycle: Idealize, Devalue and Discard

Source: The Psychopath’s Relationship Cycle: Idealize, Devalue and Discard “During the manipulation phase, Babiak and Hare go on to explain, psychopaths construct the “psychopathic fiction.”They pour on the charm to hook their victims emotionally and gain their trust. They present themselves as kind-hearted individuals. Of course, in order to do so, psychopaths resort to outrageous … More The Psychopath’s Relationship Cycle: Idealize, Devalue and Discard

What is Consent?

Originally posted on idealisticrebel:
? Everything You Need to Know About Consent That You Never Learned in Sex Ed What it looks like, what it sounds like, how to give it, and how to get it ? Dr. Zhana is an NYC-based sex researcher, writer, and educator who teaches Human Sexuality at NYU. She has…

What gives white men the right to take away a woman’s right to basic health care?

Originally posted on idealisticrebel:
For those of you who are unaware, it is already illegal for Federal Funds to be used for abortions.  Nevertheless, Rich White American Men on Capitol Hill — men who have their health care paid for by the American public under a special plan for Congressmen and Senators only, which is…

Stealthing: A new sex trend that may be rape

Originally posted on idealisticrebel:
? New Study Documents the Rise of Sex “Trend” Called “Stealthing” Men are reportedly removing condoms during sex without their partner’s consent. A new study documents the rise of a particularly disturbing sex trend called “stealthing,” or when a man removes a condom during sex without his partner’s consent. The Huffington…

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights

By Culture of Respect Legal rights exist for all victims of sexual assault. In addition colleges and Universities have requirements under various laws including Title IX, The Clery Act and Campus Save that they are mandated to perform. In this section we provide crucial pertinent information for both the survivor and schools.