Armistice Day

Disablities & Mental Health Issues

Armistice Dayis commemorated every year on 11 November to markthe armisticesigned between theAllies of World War IandGermanyatCompiègne,France, at 5:45 am[1]for the cessation of hostilities on theWestern Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. But, according to Thomas R. Gowenlock, an intelligence officer with the U.S. First Division, shelling from both sides continued for the rest of the day, ending only at nightfall.[2][3]The armistice initially expired after a period of 36 days and had to be extended several times. A formal peace agreement was only reached when theTreaty of Versailleswas signed the following year.[4]

The date is a national holiday inFrance, and was declared a national holiday in manyAllied…

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Is Your Epilepsy Inherited? 

Epilepsy Talk

Just because you have a parent, sibling, cousin or aunt who has epilepsy doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have it also.

In fact, if you have a close relative with epilepsy,the chance of you having epilepsy is only about 2-5%, depending on the specific type of epilepsy.

The risk in the general population is about 1-2%.

On the other hand, there is a 92-98% chance for the close relative of someone with epilepsy to NOT have the same condition!

So, even though the risk in families with epilepsy is higher than in the general population,most people with epilepsy do not have any relatives with seizures, and the great majority of parents with epilepsy do not have children with epilepsy.

Not everyone who carries genes making them more likely to develop epilepsy will do so.Even if the genes are passed on, not every generation in a family will have…

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Childhood Sexual Abuse Can Cause Mental Health Problems In Adults —

Survivors Blog Here

Carrying trauma from your childhood is so draining and it has far-reaching effects on your physical and mental health. Many people experience flashbacks and PTSD symptoms after surviving sexual abuse as a child, but often, the impact is less direct. Even those that do not think about the abuse itself that much and assume that […]

Childhood Sexual Abuse Can Cause Mental Health Problems In Adults —

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Beautiful has Nothing to do with Looks

Don't Lose Hope

“Beautiful has nothing to do with looks. It’s who you are as a person, and how you make people feel about themselves.”

Today is Remembrance Day: a sad and painful day for so many people as they think about the losses they’ve experienced due to war.

Some people were maimed, and some were scarred and changed forever by things they heard and saw, by the traumatic memories.

And in the last two months, I’ve experienced loss as well. I’ve lost two family members who had meant a lot to me. And I’m sure that you’ve lost people, friends and family that you loved. Their death has left a void, a space that no-one else can fill.

And when we think about these people, we don’t think about their looks – for we all know, in the end, that kind of beauty’s just skin deep.

But the beauty that endures is…

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