Feb 17 2012

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Best Tweets for Trauma and PTSD Survivors (02/17/12)

I am honored to have my Twitter feed included in this list of 50 Best Twitter Feeds for Psychology Majors! Go check out the other 49, broken out into these categories: News; Organizations; Patients; and Professionals.

Best Tweets for Trauma and PTSD Survivors is a weekly Friday feature. My selections are entirely subjective, and I know it will never be possible to include every great resource tweeted. But I can try! I’ve personally read all tweeted links, and believe them to be of great value.

Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for content found on any other website. Stay safe, and don’t follow links if you believe you might be triggered by them. Also, I will not be re-checking links from older Best Tweets posts, and if the site’s archived URL is different from the one I’ve provided here, you may need to do a search on their site.

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Best Tweets 21712 Heart-Shaped Birds in Flight

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Standalone Tweets to Ponder


Twitter’s new ability to embed tweets so prettily inspired me to change my format here. Each week I’ll showcase one of my tweets, and several from other contributors. These include everything you need to follow or share. I’m loving Twitter even more now! :) Next week I will work on a format for embedded tweets with links.




Linked Tweets


@dylansmoosie TELL and TELL and TELL If you are being sexually abused, you need to choose an adult you trust and @JustTell. Help is here.
[SEO: An educational site for both children and adults. “JustTell was created to educate and empower children and adults around the issue of childhood sexual abuse. On the kids’ pages of the site, we encourage children who are being sexually abused to choose an adult in their life who they trust, and to tell that adult about the abuse.” There is information for adults about what to do when a child tells about being abused. Don’t assume that your kids, or kids entrusted to you (i.e., you’re a teacher), know what to do. Tell them to tell. Be proactive.]

@NAMIMass How to Help Someone with a Mental Illness
[SEO: “I talk to many people who want to help a person with a mental illness. Often the people they want to help are loved ones who have just been diagnosed with a mental illness and those who want to help feel powerless. The ‘helpers’ have a hard job, but let me just say, we love you for it.”

This is the go-to post for anyone wanting a clearer understanding of how to interact with a mentally ill person, and ancillary issues dealing with care-taking. As in the above quote, the post is sprinkled with links to other posts dealing in specifics for those issues. If you’re the mentally ill person, give a copy of this, with the links, to your loved ones. It’s that important!]

@HealthyPlace Our new anxiety blogger, @JodiAman , starts Wed. Find out more about Jodi here.
[SEO: Jodi’s new blog is called Anxiety-Schmanxiety. She is an LCSW, and self-described “former anxiety sufferer”. Her first blog post is My Introduction to Anxiety at Age 5.]

@ssanquist 4 Things to Remember When You Can’t Take It Anymore | Bounce Back: Develop Your Resiliency
[SEO: “Ever feel like you can’t take it anymore? There is an essential resiliency skill that will help you not only take it, but bounce back from the really tough emotional times in your life. It has to do with perspective.”

@SarahEOlson2009 Practicing Validation
[SEO: “Emotional validation means acknowledging and expressing acceptance of someone’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors as understandable. Sometimes understanding someone else’s thoughts and feelings requires a lot of work because the way they think makes no sense to you.” If you’re that person seeking validation, this post and others listed in its right sidebar can help you, and the people who care about you, to understand the importance of validation in every day life.]

@thethirdsunrise Recovering From Mental Illness is Exhausting
[SEO: Post examines the phases of mental illness, and how exhausting each one truly is. (The Diagnosis; Side Effects, Complications, From Medication; Life After Diagnosis.) But all of this, put into perspective, shows why recovery is worth the effort.]

@LillyAnn Self Kindness: Seven Habits That Will Help You Live a Happier Life
[SEO: Excellent article. Trauma survivors can benefit from these habits, perhaps even more than others. “Some people tend to focus a little too much on the outside world. They try to help the people there and be of service at the expense of their own lives and mental and physical health. Others tend to focus too much on their own thoughts and what is happening inside of their heads. And so much over-analyzing is done and beliefs that everyone cares more than they do about what you do are formed and strengthened. The solution here is to find a bit more balance.”]


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