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Petition: Protect Young Viewers from Suicide

Since March 2017, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why has been trending among young audiences across the globe. In May, it was even renewed for a second season. Physical and Mental health professionals and advocates worry that the show’s depiction of a teen ending her life could have a contagion effect — meaning the show could result in more […]

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Mental Health On Capitol Hill Update | NAMI

10/19/2017 This summer, with the help of your advocacy, we defeated Congress’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. And just a few weeks ago, we fought back again against the dangerous Graham-Cassidy health reform bill. Now, the White House has announced plans that would make significant changes to mental health coverage. Meanwhile, […]

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#MeToo ~ Chapter 3: The ‘Artist’

Originally posted on the silent wave:
(Beginning Comment: This is a long post, one of my longest in a while.  It tells a story that I’ve told no one but my mother, grandmother, two high school/university boyfriends, and my partner.  Even they don’t know the entire story.  I’ve never publicly talked about this before.  It’s…

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#MeToo ~ Chapter 2: The ‘Boyfriend’

Originally posted on the silent wave:
Wow. ❤ ❤  First, I want to say a deep, heartfelt Thank You to everyone who has written about their experiences, and everyone who has reached out to me so far about mine.  I cannot thank you enough for the loving and caring support you’ve shown me (via the…

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“My child suffers from autism” What is suffering?

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#MeToo ~ Chapter 1

Originally posted on the silent wave:
I have the feeling that I should issue the usual Content Advisories for obvious reasons.  If you’re feeling vulnerable right now, or if you could become that way fairly easily, please proceed with caution. By now, you’ve probably seen or heard of the “Me too”/”#MeToo” campaign that has resurfaced…