This week’s focus: In the News
and Mental Health Resources
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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@Conduru “In the end these things matter most:
How well did you love? How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?” ~ Buddha
Some Tweets to Ponder
@Tamavista “In giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude.” ~ Saint-Exupéry
@PsychCentral “I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” ~ Ken Venturi
@PemaQuotes “When we don’t act out and we don’t repress, then our passion, our aggression, and our ignorance become our wealth.”
In the News
@SarahEOlson2009 Philadelphia Church Official Sentenced 3-6 Years for clergy child abuse coverup
[SEO: This case, together with Sandusky, puts the enablers in institutional coverups of abuse on notice that they can no longer hide or seek immunity from consequences of their actions. Way overdue.]
@Post_Traumatic In Aurora, Expect PTSD to Spread Far Beyond the Movie Theater
[SEO: “Two studies of Virginia Tech students suggest a high likelihood of stress-related psychological symptoms following a mass shooting.”]
The Rest of the Best
@natasha_tracy Tips on Researching Mental Health
[SEO: “When you or someone you love is diagnosed with a mental illness like bipolar disorder, likely, you don’t know much about the mental illness outside of what the media and popular culture has told you. Unfortunately, these are not the best sources of information about bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia or other mental illnesses.” Post contains very practical steps in a logical how-to research progression from initial; to secondary; to in-depth.]
@SarahEOlson2009 100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul
[SEO: Post includes 100 prompts to help you express yourself through art therapy. “If you’re curious about what art therapy has to offer, you can try out some of these great solo exercises at home to help nurse your mind, body and soul back to health. If you like the experience, you can also seek out professional art therapy treatment in your area.”]
@DCoEPage Q&A with @givebackyoga executive director and @usairforce master sargeant on how yoga can help service members
[SEO: “Master Sergeant Chris Eder, USAF: All of my classes are fun, but focused. I can really connect and meet the ‘warriors’ where they are because I walk in their shoes. I can tell stories that resonate with them and inspire them. I try to explain things ‘in other words,’ which I choose based on who is on the mats in front of me. I spend a lot more time with my ‘warrior’ population working on breathing techniques that engage the parasympathetic nervous system. I also end all of these classes with some kind of Yoga Nidra.”
The Give Back Yoga Foundation is making its manual Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans Coping with Trauma available free to veterans and VA hospitals. It is also available for purchase on the GBYF website, if you would like to purchase the book and support free distribution to veterans.]
@MentalHelpNet Training the Self-Care Habit
[SEO: “One thing that most of us are just not that good at is caring about ourselves. Some of us can exercise, eat well or give ourselves the occasional indulgence, but more than not, we’re last on our ‘to-do’ lists. The important thing here is that self-care is a major factor in feeling well and being resilient in difficult times. But there are some simple ways to get your brain in the habit of self-care.”]
@Good_Therapy Five Key Areas Identified in Successful Trauma Treatment
[SEO: Post discusses a study which identified five key areas required to achieve successful trauma treatment. Whether you’re just getting started in the process, or you’ve been in therapy for awhile, it’s a good primer in what you need to gain to be able to move on and grow in your life.]
@NAMIMass How To Take A Guilt-Free, Successful Mental Health Day
[SEO: “You might think taking a mental health day is a sort of no-brainer. You just call off school or work and chill out, right? Well, sort of.” Five detailed tips to plan and let go of the potential guilt involved in taking a restorative day for yourself.]