How to Help a Friend Who May Be in an Abusive Relationship

If you think that a friend or someone you know is in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, it can be difficult to know what to do. You may want to help, but be scared to lose them as a friend or feel as though it is not your place to step in. All of these … More How to Help a Friend Who May Be in an Abusive Relationship

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Supporting a Survivor: The Basics by Know Your IX

“When a survivor comes out about having been sexually assaulted or abused by an intimate partner — whether it be their first time telling anyone or their hundredth — recognize that the process can be extremely difficult and that you should be as supportive as possible. When a victim comes out to you, remember that … More Supporting a Survivor: The Basics by Know Your IX

People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

“Can’t argue with science: A person isn’t responsible for having a mental illness.” By Lindsay Holmes JUPITERIMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES “People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are “all in a person’s head” have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those … More People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

Let’s Stop Making Excuses for Stigma and Ignorance

by Chris Pace in Stigma on Psyche.Media   Let’s face it, in today’s world, people still have ridiculous and unrealistic beliefs about mental illness. Consider the recent Las Vegas shooting, which in itself was a tragedy. There are more people stating that the fact that he was on antipsychotic medication and had mental health issue was the cause instead … More Let’s Stop Making Excuses for Stigma and Ignorance

What it’s like to have high-functioning anxiety

by Sara Lindberg via Headspace Busy and in control. High-achieving and perfectionistic. Driven by details and order in a desperate attempt to calm racing thoughts, worry, and the fear that invade every ounce of the mind and body. An over-thinker with a tendency to perseverate, dwell, and stew on everything. As much as those who experience these symptoms would … More What it’s like to have high-functioning anxiety

The truth about false rape accusations — Quartz

Our ideas about false accusers have little to do with reality. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) WRITTEN BY Sandra Newman | May 11, 2017 “False rape accusations loom large in the cultural imagination. We don’t forget the big ones: The widely-read 2014 Rolling Stone article, later retracted, about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia; the 2006 accusations against innocent members … More The truth about false rape accusations — Quartz

Tips for Survivors on Consuming Media by RAINN

Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. “The media can be a great tool for increasing public awareness about sexual violence, but it can also pose challenges for some survivors. Portrayals of sexual violence in movies, television shows, the news, and social media can prompt negative reactions, from flashbacks and anxiety to feelings of sadness or irritability. Below are … More Tips for Survivors on Consuming Media by RAINN

4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Support Survivors & End Sexual Violence

It’s OK to be scared right now. Many of us are frightened, and with good reason. Sexual assault has been at the forefront of our national conversation as of late, but not because survivors’ voices are being heard. Sexual violence has been normalized, ridiculed even. Political figures and celebrities have flaunted their predatory behavior with … More 4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Support Survivors & End Sexual Violence

7 Ways Title IX Protects College Students

By: Emily Zak | October 7, 2017 | About Emily | Follow Emily at @EmilyEZak For 45 years, Title IX has helped protect students from gender discrimination but recently the Trump Administration has been tweaking guidelines for the influential civil rights law. First, Betsy DeVos’ Education Department withdrew protections for transgender students. Now, sexual assault survivors have to work harder to prove their assault happened. … More 7 Ways Title IX Protects College Students