Everything You Need to Know About Boundaries

The topic of boundaries comes up quite a lot during discussions about trauma and mental health but even therapists can skimp on the details of how to actually formulate, set, and enforce boundaries! It took me many years to learn that a boundary is not a tool to control the actions of others or to prevent harm from ever reaching me. It is an agreement that I make with myself about how I expect to …Read More

How to Lend a Hand in a Mental Health Crisis Part 4: Educate, Normalize, & Comfort

This week’s guest post is Part 4 in a five-part series that looks at how to fill the gaps in our current mental health care system on an individual basis. Lucy Merriman has been guiding us through information about mental health crisis hotlines, basic skills needed to offer support to a person in crisis, and in-depth information about how to guide someone to the other side of whatever they are going through. These posts contain …Read More

How to Lend a Hand in a Mental Health Crisis Part 3: The Process of Processing

This week’s guest post is Part 3 in a five-part series that looks at how to fill the gaps in our current mental health care system on an individual basis. It includes a lot of really valuable information about how to help someone work through an emotionally upsetting time. Whether your friend is in a full-blown crisis, or they’re just having a bad day, these tools are excellent for anyone who wants to be a …Read More

When You Want to Fight in the Resistance But You’re Not an SJW

CN: Discussion of resistance based activism, mention of trauma and violence “Social Justice Warrior” is now both an insult and a reclaimed label of honor, but where this term becomes really intriguing is when you take the concept and expand it to include other classes from traditional Role Playing Games. The idea behind the RPG metaphor is that at least one member of each class is needed in a successful organized resistance, just like one …Read More

You Need this Thread on Emotional Labor in your life

CN: (for the featured thread) sexism, misogyny, sexual assault, disability, suicide. Periodically I will do posts that I call, “Content That Changed My Activism,” or CTCMA for short. These posts will focus on articles, videos, or other types of media that influenced my activism and awareness of social justice in a powerful way. For this post, I wanted to focus on an incredible compilation of posts assembled by Olivia K. Lima and Timid Robot Zehta: …Read More