16 Safe and Creative Ways for Bystanders to Become Upstanders in Stopping Violence Against Women

We know that there is no excuse for violence, and we know that violence should never be allowed to happen. So, as witnesses or bystanders to a violent situation, what could we do to stop it from happening? We took a walk around the Breakthrough office and asked our team members what they would do … More 16 Safe and Creative Ways for Bystanders to Become Upstanders in Stopping Violence Against Women

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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