Child Abuse Survivors

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

How to spot the warning signs of child abuse

Trust your instincts and take action if you suspect child abuse.<p>Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services receives about 140,000 calls to the …

Link - We Need To Stop Shaming Severe Abuse Survivors, For Not Being ‘Strong Enough’

Surviving childhood abuse takes strength, there’s no question that you are strong, but how that strength plays out, and what limits there are to that …

Mental Health

More Americans suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, study finds

More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests.<p>An …

Depression

Link - The 4 Words That Showed Me Someone Cared When I Was Struggling With Depression

He gave me advice only when I requested. He didn’t try to change me. He didn’t try to save me. All he did was ask “How are you doing?” Those four …

Link - Nationwide study reveals just how broken the US mental health system is

It’s bad, and it’s getting worse. When will we realize how much this contributes to many of the other societal problems that we have with addiction …

Mental Health

Link - Child Physical Abuse Exists in All Corners of the Country

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and I thought it would be worthwhile to review the scope of the problem we are trying to prevent. …

Gender

Link - The Benefits for Children When Adults Take Good Care of Themselves

This is something we don’t take seriously enough. We seem to do the opposite, admiring the parents who are overstressed, overworked, over-everything, …

Health

Link - 14-year-old radio host reaches out to other sexual assault survivors

Good for her!!!!<p>Speaking out was a major turning point for Lilly. But not everyone around her thought she was doing the right thing.<p>“Some [adults] …

Misogyny

Link - 5 Ways You May Be Perpetuating Mental Health Stigma Without Knowing It

Some of these things are so common that I think many of us probably say and hear them without even thinking about how they would sound to someone who …

The Lifelong Sting of Abuse | National Children's Alliance

National Children's Alliance<p><i>1 year 7 months</i> ago<p>By identifying victims of child maltreatment and children who are subject to serious adversity, we can …

Child Abuse

Link - Making Room for Change

Again, this hit home for me as I go through some major changes of my own, but I know that change is something that many survivors struggle with. …

Indian Premier League

Link - Supporting Survivors on Their Healing Journey

Unfortunately, many survivors do not get the result they were hoping for when they disclose their abuse to their closest friends and family, because …

Link - Nine Ways Children Benefit From Secure Attachment

Unspoken in this article, but of obvious importance as well, is that all of the things that secure attachment help a child attain, are the same …

Security

Link - 10 Psychological Benefits to Moving

“A move might not feel physiologically beneficial in the moment, but with a few good intentions, the rewards become clear.”<p>As I am in the middle of …

Link - I’m Not a ‘Failure’ for Leaving Jobs That Hurt My Mental Health

I identified with this today, as I get ready to move across the country for a job that some might view as a step back from what I was doing before, …

Health

Link - Adult Children of Alcoholics and the Need to Feel In Control

Feeling out of control is scary for most people, but even more so for adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs).<p>Living with an alcoholic or addict is …

Parenting

Link - The sad reason dads are scared to seek mental health help

“A conversation with Leith Erikson, founder of Australian Brotherhood of Fathers (ABF), left me troubled. ABF started four years ago to attend family …

Mental Health

Link - The many faces of Colin Gregg: Teacher, charity boss and paedophile

It’s a familiar story, yet so many people think that only weird, anti-social people could be pedophiles. No, it’s usually someone kids, and adults, …

Paedophile

Link - Talking about mental illness is no substitute for offering real help

Rachel is correct, talking about it should lessen the stigma around mental health issues, but we have not reached the next level yet, where people …

Psychosis

Link - Why I’m Done Being A ‘Good’ Mentally Ill Person

This is an interesting take on life in a mental health treatment facility and how different patients get treated differently. Part of me knows that …

Mental Health

Link - The Truth About Quiet Verbal Abuse

Not all child abuse is physical, and not all verbal abuse involves being yelled at.<p>The child subjected to quiet abuse often experiences more …

Violence Against Women

Link - Not all child abusers are monsters: experts

There is some discussion of prevention and working with pedophiles in the article, that we should be discussing, and there are lots of opinions on …

Monsters

Link - Tennessee AMBER Alert: Signs of Grooming for Parents

There’s some good information in the article about the kidnapping of Elizabeth Thomas in Tennessee recently, and how some of the signs might have …

Link - This is how – and when – we need to talk about addiction

I would say the same thing about mental health, and child abuse survivors. It may not be easy to talk about, but until it is normal to do so, there …

Disease

PODCAST: Teen Creates Peer Support Network for Teens, Run by Teens

In this episode of the <b>Psych Central Show</b>, hosts Gabe and Vincent conclude a 3-part series about the Palo Alto suicides and some of the things that …

Mental Health

Link - Parents Targeted By Child Abuser Grooming Techniques: Report

“Community misconceptions can lead to the vilification of parents as being inattentive or not adequately protective, based on the idea that attentive …

Link - You Don’t Get a Childhood When You Grow Up in an Alcoholic Family

I think this pretty well describes it for me, but I also know the effects it had on me are different than they may be for other children of …

Parenting

Link - It’s Time to See People Who Use Drugs and Alcohol as Trauma Survivors

I’d agree with this article. I’ve known a few people who’ve had addiction issues over the years, and I don’t know anyone who was perfectly …

Link - Physical Vs. Mental Heartbreak: Why Is Depression Treated Differently?

“Why Was My Mental Heartbreak Not Taken as Seriously as My Physical Heartbreak?”<p>This is a good question. Why is it easy for us to support someone …