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 By Lindsay Holmes JUPITERIMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES “People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are “all in a person’s head” have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal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

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

A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

“When I went to research, I was convinced these men are monsters. But when you talk to them, you realize these are not extraordinary men, they are really ordinary. What they’ve done is because of upbringing and thought process…In my experience a lot of these men don’t realize that what they’ve done is rape. They … More A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

By Kirstin Fawcett, Contributor|U.S. News|May 21, 2015 You should never tell someone with OCD that they “just need to learn to live with it.” (Getty Images)  “Maybe you have a roommate who constantly worries that she left her hair straightener turned on – even if she remembers unplugging it earlier that morning. Perhaps your spouse is so fixated … More What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder