Saturday, September 30, 2017

How Do You Tell a Hard Life from a Disordered One?

Short answer:  

Take the Lived Experience Survey,


Lived Experience Survey

A Survey To Assess the Impact of Trauma, Human Needs and Community Response on Mental/ Behavioral Health

This survey was developed to help people assess the impact of real life issues - like trauma, human needs, social relationships and community responses - on personal well-being. No matter what difficulties someone is having, there is a good chance that factors like these may be affecting them in some way. Trauma, human needs and how those around us respond are closely related to both mental and behavioral health. Nobody feels or does well when their human needs are at risk, ignored or actually violated. Nobody feels or does well when those around them disregard, dismiss or actually blame them for the important concerns they are trying to raise.

That is the essence of the personal and social trauma that causes or worsens the mental and behavioral health challenges that so many of us face in modern society. All too often, however, the systems we turn to fail to connect the dots. If those we turn to for help don't make these connections, we may not either.  Even worse, we may abandon the truth of our experience and our own knowing.

The lived experience survey was designed to change that. It asks about many different kinds of experiences that can profoundly affect someone's sense of well-being.  It also asks about many different areas of well-being - including mental, physical, social, educational, vocational and spiritual.

If you'd like to take the Lived Experience Survey, you can go here:

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