The current research aims to examine associations between screen time and a diverse array of measures of psychological well-being (including emotional stability, relationships with caregivers, self-control, diagnoses of mood disorders, and treatment of mental health issues) among a large population-based survey the caregivers of children and adolescents ages 2 to 17 collected in 2016 in the U.S.
She worked as an executive assistant to Bishop Malone in Buffalo, New York. This is what she found - hundreds of files and memos revealed that the Bishop had been allowing priests accused of sexual assault to stay on the job for many years. Read another shocking article here. Or, at this point, are we really shocked at all?
“…at the end of my life, I’m not going to answer to Bishop Malone. I’m going to answer to God,” –Siobhan O’Connor.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them and do nothing. ~Albert Einstein
Child sexual abuse has always been a crime, but it happened everywhere.
This time priests and leaders of the Church in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania committed the crimes. They preferred to protect the abusers and their institution instead of protecting the children. The Men of God who were responsible for these children did nothing, they hid it all and protected more than 300 accused predator priests and alleged to have molested at least 1,000 children. They covered up the sexual assaults, transferred priests to new parishes and maintained a conspiracy of silence that allowed the abuse to go on. Many Catholics are asking how they can possibly continue to believe that this is the one true Church.
Watch Pennsylvania Attorney General, Joh Shapiro give a report here
Read the grand jury report here
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~Edmund Burke
Here we go again...but instead of the USA Gymnastics’ doctor, we can look to something more local…the sexually inappropriate comments and bullying perpetrated by Loyola Academy’s soccer coach of young female athletes. Are we to believe that the coach of Loyola's varsity girls' team since 2004, just started treating the young women this way over the past couple of years? Why did people in positions of authority not act sooner? It was stated that the abuse wasn’t reported by any of the young women until recently, why not? So, for 13 or so years none of the girls came forward about this coach? How many young women over the past 14 years were subjected to his vulgar comments and victimization? It makes one wonder about the culture that these young women didn’t feel that they could speak up. We will probably hear of many more stories from other athletes in the future.
The female athletes were reluctant to come forward due to worries their playing time would be cut and/or that they wouldn’t have opportunities for scholarships. Just imagine how horrible that must have been. The young women were working so hard at their sport and had to listen to his sick comments day in and day out…shameful!
A possible solution might be to hire an independent professional not affiliated with the school, and make it known to the athletes that if they ever had a concern or worry about being treated or spoken to inappropriately they should be seen by the independent professional. Just like the gymnasts that were sexually abused by their doctor, Larry Nassar, these young athletes had nowhere to go.
Read the article here and read about those who should have acted here
There is a pressure to pretend we’re happy, even when we’re not. How many people do you know portray a perfect life on Facebook? In our society, the message seems to be that it’s not o.k. to admit that you’re not doing so well.
Depression is a disease that should not be stigmatized. Here’s an article related to this topic.
I love a Kate Spade wallet or handbag. I have a collection of her kitchen accessories; placemats and dish towels… and I love her dresses. The news of her death was a reminder about the realities of depression and anxiety, and about the assumptions we make about “successful” people who don’t know about pain and never need help…not true! Everyone struggles at times. I wondered why she didn’t reach out for help. Maybe she felt ashamed. Research shows that people who die from suicide are more likely seeking to end their emotional pain and don’t really want to die.
As a society we need to talk about this and remove the stigma. There are so many places to go for help. Family, friends and professionals can help. Read a good article here .
Rest now, in peace, Kate.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255 | TTY at 1-800-799-4889
Text START to 741741 from anywhere in the US, about any type of crisis
International help: Visit https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/
Watch as Brene Brown and others discuss this topic here.
Sister Jean commented on handling her new found stardom. “I just think everybody is a celebrity in his and her own way,” she said. “No matter what we’re doing, if we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing, then each one of us is a celebrity, each one is bright in the eyes of God.”
Why do we allow verbal, physical, sexual and emotional abuse as a way of life for our young female athletes? Why does this exist and how did it go on for so long? In addition to Larry Nassar, there are other criminals for sure. USA Gymnastics, Michigan State, the Karoli’s and every single coach that ignored the reports of these young girls. What about the coaches who humiliated the girls that did come forward in order to silence them? These young athletes struggle with horrendous physical and emotional pain. Abuse was a way of life for these young girls at higher competitive levels. But how did it go on for over 20 years? Watch testimonies here and here.
Whether it is a question of leaving an unhappy relationship or increasing self-esteem, people must be willing to struggle. There’s a choice to be made between the comfort of the old way and the unknown. Without change an individual can become stagnant. Read more the article here.