Today I am taking a break from the posts on values I have been writing. I want to mention a couple of causes being recognized in the media. I feel the causes are important.
Do you know what DVAM stands for? Well, it stands for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I came across a tweet by CNN reporter Richelle Carey who highlighted an article in the Huffington Post/Women section.
Headline by John Hanna:
….budget cuts would force it to drop its prosecution of misdemeanors occurring within Topeka’s city limits and “of greatest concern are domestic violence cases…
The article is worth the read.
The other cause I want to mention is World Mental Health Day. It was Monday (10/10), hence, I am late on the mention. Anyway, I read Psych Central and they hosted their very first World Mental Health Day Blog Party resulting in over 80 entries. There are topics and personal stories for everyone.
One of the articles that caught my eye is Lessons Learned From a Bipolar Dad. The author is Chato B. Stewart. He is the guy with the cartoons I often feature on Toons-day Tuesday. You can see a more serious side to him.
One last post I want to mention is Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma. She gives a complete definition of trauma and then explains the impact of trauma.
I believe there is a link between domestic violence and mental health issues. What do you think?
(C) 2011, Brenda Bomgardner, MA, NCC