What to do when nothing feels right?

Why do you tell everyone about your problems?

Be strong. Why are you so weak?

Listen to my advice. Keep your problems to yourself. People make fun of you.

Do you need everyone’s pity or sympathy? I don’t understand.

Learn to manage your emotions. Everyone faces problems. Be strong and face it. There is no point in talking about it all the time.

Do you need attention?

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In our world, it is important to show your happy successful front all the time. It is rare when people showcase their true feelings, online or offline, out of fear of hearing comments similar to the ones I have mentioned above. Is this the reason behind a huge increase in number of suicides, depression cases and other psychological issues in our society?

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A must watch animated video on handling depression

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say.” – Unknown

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A classroom experiment on Racism(must watch)-Watch A Teacher Make Her 3rd-Grade Kids Hate Each Other

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I am not asking for your pity

This is a story of a young woman who is trying to fight domestic abuse at home and is desperately looking out for help. Her problem is not a typical physical abuse case but an extreme case of mental and emotional trauma; what this means is that her bruises are not visible but her pain is much deeper.

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Tara, a 21-year-old undergraduate student, walks into her classroom. She looks deeply disturbed and sits alone on one of the last row benches. She had decided a day before that she will discuss her problems with her friends. Though they all know about her situation very well, but Tara still wanted to talk her heart out, again. It was getting impossible for her to handle all this on her own.

Tara persuades one of her friends to miss a lecture so that she can talk with him. Her conversation with her friend, Rob, in the college café.

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Here’s what’s wrong with hijab tourism and your cutesy “modesty experiments”

Must read. A beautiffly expressed piece on hijab tourism.
Generalizing ill-informed observations to the entire population is a way to fool yourself to think that you are intelligent and you know everything. Let’s be more accepting and less judgmental in life and make this a better world to live in.

Ms. Muslamic

Hijab: sometimes, it feels like everyone’s giving it a try. Lauren Shields is just the latest feminist to embark on a ‘modesty experiment’ based on the veiling traditions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Last year, a teenager on Tumblr wore hijab to the mall and ended up with 200,000 reblogs. In 2010, a young journalist went ‘undercover’ in hijab for a month to find out what it was like. Liz Jones wore the burka in 2009; Danielle Crittenden over at HuffPo wore it all the way back in 2007, like some kind of Cultural Appropriation Hipster. Over at Vice, Annette Lamothe-Ramos wandered around New York in a burka and then wrote a really insensitive article about the experience. Apparently if you’re stuck for ideas for content, a reliable fall-back is to dress like a Muslim woman for a day or so and then bang out…

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Deanne Bray’s Rude Awakening — ASL Video on Signs of Domestic Abuse

What is domestic abuse? Is telling your partner that she was born to cook an emotional abuse? When your husband tells you that you do not dress well, is that an abuse or his love for you? When your father asks your mother about her whereabouts all the time, is it because he cares or because he like to control her?

I have not come across a better video than this to give answers to all those basic questions related to domestic abuse. Please watch it and share it. It is a social issue that is close to my heart and want your help to spread awareness about it.

If some one you know is going through this, remember the three simple steps:

LISTEN- SUPPORT- GUIDE

Thanks Amy for sharing this on your blog. Please visit her space to learn more about domestic abuse.

Links for help:

Emotional abuse is not okay.

Why don’t domestic abuse victims leave?

How to get out of an abusive relationship?

 

Picking Up the Pieces

(Captioned) Co-written by Julie Rems-Smario and Deanne Bray. Acted by Deanne Bray. Produced in American Sign Language as a resource for the deaf community, this video spells out (pun intended) what domestic violence is and what to look for if you suspect someone you know is being abused.

Information on Deaf Hope can be found on their website at http://www.deaf-hope.org

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How do I get out of an abusive relationship?

Recently a woman visited my blog after typing these exact words , ” I am emotionally abused in my marriage, how do I fight back to get my dignity?”.

I am writing this post for her. I don’t know her but I sincerely hope this reaches out to her. I tried to create awareness about emotional abuse by writing posts on signs of emotional abuse and basic behavioral pattern of a victim and an abuser

(helpful  links at the end of this post).

Let’s talk about fighting back now.

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One thing that I know about that reader is that she realizes that she is a victim and wants to get out of  a bad marriage. This means she has already taken the first difficult step.

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Why domestic violence victims don’t leave?

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.

Please watch the entire video to educate your self on domestic violence abuse. The more you learn about this issue, the more enabled you will feel to help your friends and family who are victims of domestic abuse.

http://www.ted.com/talks/leslie_morgan_steiner_why_domestic_violence_victims_dont_leave.html

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If  in case you missed it before, please read a blog post I wrote about emotional abuse, Emotional abuse is not okay. It has very useful links to help emotional abuse victims find support/assistance any where in the world. Most of the times victims do not know that they are being abused so I have tried my best to highlight a few key issues in a typical case of emotional abuse.

https://inspiringevolution.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/emotional-abuse-is-not-okay/

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It is every person’s responsibility to fight abuse whether you are a man or a woman . It is important to give that support to the victim and help him/her recover. Like i said earlier, three simple steps-

Listen- Support-Guide

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