Expanding on my previous post on moral injury, I want to emphasize why it is so dangerous. Moral injury often lurks under the radar, taking lives and leaving survivors unable to make sense of the tragedy. Since moral injury has not yet been officially adopted into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, mental health professionals […]Read more "Why is moral injury so dangerous?"
Invisible injuries inflict psychological pain that can drive sufferers to end their lives. Although many of these invisible injuries are now well-known, there is a new name for a timeless problem that has affected millions, under the radar. In recent years, moral injury has come to be defined as a profound sense of guilt or […]Read more "Moral Injury"
The need to be needed is one of our fundamental desires. We want to feel significant in the eyes of others, even if it is only one other person. We want to feel like we play an important role, whether in an organization, family, or life of another. The need to be needed is rooted in […]Read more "Identity and The Need to be Needed"
As our modern times become increasingly uncertain, identity crises become a prominent feature in our lives. The collective moral obligations that once provided a sense of security and predictability have turned into lines drawn in the sand by individuals, constantly washed away by the tides of our fluid times, clearing the slate for us to […]Read more "Identity Crisis"
“Mental health cannot be defined in terms of the ‘adjustment’ of the individual to his society, but, on the contrary… must be defined in terms of the adjustment of society to the needs of man” —Erich Fromm The conversation around mental health has often centered on stigma. As mentioned in my previous post, this is a […]Read more "The Importance of Social Health"
In recent years, the concept of mental health has gained traction, helping to reduce the stigma. As Canada observes Mental Health Awareness Week, I want to contribute to the conversation by considering why awareness is so important. After all, what does awareness get us? Does simply having everyone aware of something solve real problems? I […]Read more "The Value of Mental Health Awareness"
“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel—it is, before all, to make you see.” ― Joseph Conrad Within the last twelve months, live-stream video apps like Snapchat, Periscope, Meerkat, and Facebook Live have launched into mainstream communication. Broadcasting fleeting moments […]Read more "The Power of Writing"