Child Abuse Survivors

By Mike McBride | Created for abuse survivors by a fellow survivor.

Link - 10 Staggering Stats Show How Mental Health Care Fails People Of Color

“A new study published in the International Journal of Health Services only further corroborates this fact. Researchers found that black and Hispanic …

Link - #ItsOKToTalk: Australian men join viral selfie mental health campaign

“Thousands of Australian men have joined a viral selfie campaign to promote open conversations about suicide and mental health.<p>The #ItsOkayToTalk …

Selfies

National Alliance on Mental Illness | To Be and Truly Just Be: A Soliloquy for Suicide Prevention

Personal Stories<p>To Be and Truly Just Be: A Soliloquy for Suicide Prevention<p>Nine months ago, I stood at my father’s burial in front of family and …

Link - Christopher Anderson Leads MaleSurvivor to Assist Abused Males

Christopher Anderson is the executive director of a national organization called MaleSurvior – an organization dedicated to assisting and advocating …

Link - Justice isn’t always done for child sexual abuse – I know firsthand

Two things from this article I wanted to comment on:<p>People always ask me what I think should have happened to Youssefi. Years in prison? Intensive …

Child Abuse

Are You Telling Your "Story"?

As an avid user of social media, and the internet in general, I’ve been fascinated watching the popularity of apps like Snapchat, without fully …

Link - Humans Of New York Post Makes A Brilliant Point About Therapy

If you needed any proof that therapy can change lives, here it is.<p>Humans of New York shared an anonymous story on Monday of a man who served in …

Using our Sports Culture to Ignite Mental Health Discussion

It’s a strange dichotomy. Endless chatter about sporting minutiae is common, while serious discussion on mental illness remains rare. But inject …

Mental Health

Link - Don't Let Depression Steal Your Sexuality

“To that end I have come up with this handy little list. Because I’ve found that, sometimes, depression can suck the sexy right out of you, which can …

Link - Abuse – a Societal Issue

“I too have been both disheartened and dismayed at the recent conversations I have had with others on the topic of educational campaigns, especially …

Link - Depression impairs forward-thinking

A new study shows that the hippocampus – the part of the brain that supports memory – is less active in people with depression, who therefore have …

Link - Free Book Club for School Mental Health Leads

“I’m excited let you know that the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust have agreed to fund a pilot phase of a free mental health book club for schools. The …

Mental Health

Link - Kayla Harrison: Victim, survivor — and now two-time Olympic judo gold medalist - The Washington Post

Never let it be said that being a victim of child abuse is a life sentence to misery. Survivors have gone on to do amazing things, just like any …

Survivor

Link - Why Openness About Mental Illness is Worth The Effort And Discomfort

“You can make a difference. You can be open about how you’ve fought depression and anxiety. You can talk about how you felt hopelessness. You can …

Mental disorders

Link - Depression Is NOT Just A Mental Disorder, Review of 29 Studies Concludes

“3,961 people from 29 different studies were included in the analysis.<p>Depression is more than a mental disorder, it affects the body’s ability to …

Link - Child abuse: One in 14 adults 'abused as children' in England and Wales

“According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, about 11% of women and 3% of men said they had been sexually assaulted during childhood. …

Child Abuse

Link - 7 Things We Have to Stop Telling Ourselves About Other People

“We have to stop telling ourselves that the rude people of the world are personally targeting us. – We can’t take things too personally, even if it …

Reviews Elsewhere - Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness

Spotted another book review over on PsychCentral that I thought you might be interested in:<p>What comes to mind when you think of the term <i>mental …

Mental disorders

Link - Best way to tackle suicide rates is to be honest about our own mental health

“Suicide is the leading cause of death for 15 to 44-year-old Australians, but it is not something we talk about very often.<p>According to the Deputy …

Suicide

Link - Former Victims Try to Reduce Child Abuse in the Central Valley

“When Alexis Gonzalez tells her story about overcoming child abuse, she’s surprised by how many people it resonates with. At one event after another …

Child Abuse

Link - Depression: Feeling Lonely and Tired at Night

“Because as much as I hate the night, as much as the darkness weighs on me and maybe on you, as much as I rail against the quiet and the still and …

Mental Health

Being A Better Friend To Someone With Depression

Depression — have you been there? Those who have aren’t likely to forget it.<p>Basic tasks become cumbersome monsters, impossible to conquer. Brushing …

Depression

Link - 1in6 | An Old Photograph Around My Neck

“Looking at it now, face on, I am not ashamed of carrying it around my neck. It may not match my face, but I will carry around that young boy with me …

Childhood

Reviews Elsewhere - Icarus Redeemed: A Schizoaffective Story

For those of us outside of that experience, it can be difficult to understand the lives of those dealing with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In …

Icarus

What Do We Do When Abuse from the Past Rears its Ugly Head?

Source: Gregg McBride<p>As a grown adult who has not only survived child abuse, but thrived in spite of it, I never imagined I’d suddenly be dealing …

Child Abuse

The One Where I Compare Myself to a Rock Star

Yeah, I know, I’m no rock star. 😉<p>But recently I was reading an article about Moby, and the reasons that he is done with touring, and I really could …

Link - Recovery from mental illness can be a long road, be patient

But mental illness is messy and it impacts people in unique ways. While a doctor can estimate the healing time required for a sprained knee ligament, …

Mental disorders

Link - Woman charged with sexual assault after 13 year old fathers child

Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass says he’ll prosecute the sexual assault case like any other case.<p>“You hear the jokes, ‘oh good for him’ and that …

Reviews Elsewhere - Tell Me Your Story: How Therapy Works to Awaken, Heal and Set You Free

As always, when I don’t have the time to review books and resources myself, I like to point to others reviews. Here’s one from the PyschCentral …

Non-fiction