Child Abuse Survivors

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

Life Lesson From 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

After hearing much critical acclaim for the movie <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,</i> we decided we would catch a matinee showing this weekend. …

Woody Harrelson

Link - When Depression Lies to You, Remind Yourself of the Truth

This can’t be shared enough –<p>Depression will come and try to move you into isolation (both socially and emotionally) and get you to cut off all …

Depression

Link - Can we please stop labelling ourselves with our mental illnesses?

I’ve often said something similar about being a survivor of abuse, it’s not all we are, we are a million other things as well. Perhaps we should take …

Psychiatry

Link - Instagram account encourages those with mental illness to share their stories

Mental Disorders

Link - Schools 'should help children with social media risk'

This is something we haven’t come to grips with as adults, let alone preparing kids for it:<p>“Although most social media platforms have a minimum age …

Emotions

Link - January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Go get some facts about human trafficking, because it’s probably a much larger issue than you think it is.<p>During the month of January, advocates, …

Human Trafficking

Reviews Elsewhere - The Monster That Ate My Mommy

As sometimes happens on social media, this review by Jennifer Gilmour randomly came to my attention a few days ago, and since I know some of my …

Movies

Link - Doing Less With Less: Mental Health Care in Mississippi

This is a sad situation, but one that goes on all over the US as we have to decide what to spend money on. Mental health care, especially evaluations …

McDonald's

Link - Not Enough Sleep Linked to Depression and Anxiety

Society doesn’t value rest, it may be hurting our mental health tremendously.<p>The researchers discovered that regular sleep disruptions are associated …

Depression

Link - Paedophiles - Monsters or Humans?

Whether you agree with the Kavanagh sisters call for getting help for pedophiles or not, and there’s a lot to consider there that I’m not going to …

Awkward

Link - Childhood Neglect and the Impact of Invalidation

This is tough, because we don’t typically think of neglect in the same way we think of abuse, but it is. Physical neglect, obviously is, but …

Emotions

Link - Let’s Talk About Depression

I’ve said it before. If you don’t think you know anyone who’s life is being impacted by depression, you’re just not paying attention.<p>Depression is a …

Depression

Reviews Elsewhere - When Depression Hurts Your Relationship

This is a couple of months old, but I stumbled across Jessica’s review of this book recently and wanted to share it, because it is pretty common for …

Relationships

Link - Stress from Positive Change Requires PTSD Self-Care Too

This is something to always keep in mind, I think it’s why we sometimes look at people who are dealing with trauma from their past and can’t figure …

Mind

Link - Guest Post by Storyteller Paul Currington

This is some serious truth from someone who’s been there:<p>That’s the insidious nature of depression. When you’re deep in it, all the lies you tell …

Calculus

Link - How To Support A Family Member With A Mental Illness

This one should be obvious, but I also think it’s first on this list for a reason, it’s the one we all fall victim to<p>“1. Stop trying to find an …

Mental Disorders

Another Trip Around the Sun

As we come to the end of another year many of us, myself included, look back at 2017 and recount the places we’ve been, the people we met, what we …

Inspiration

Link - Moving Forward in Anxiety Recovery: A Setback Isn't Defeat

It’s important to not attach meaning to something that isn’t true, like a setback –<p>“When you’re sailing along on the waves of progress and the wind …

Doomsday

Link - Normal Mental Health: How Does Chasing It Create Stigma?

This is a good reminder –<p>“When it comes to mental health, normality is a myth that does little to provide a path to long-term recovery. Instead, it …

Mental Disorders

You Don't Get There All At Once

During the holiday break, I was lucky enough to get to spend some time offline, taking in some new Louisiana Holiday traditions and visiting with …

Productivity

Link - Podcast: Surviving Christmas (and Other Gatherings)

Another thing many of us might want to take a listen to before the holiday weekend:<p>In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and …

Christmas

Link - Managing Your Mental Health During the Holidays

The holidays can be difficult for many. It’s not easy to maintain our normal routines, we may be dealing with people who are a challenge to us, or …

Mental Disorders

Link - More African American kids are dying by suicide. This Emmy-winning producer is trying to change that

Depression, mental health issues, and yes, suicide, happen everywhere, it’s everyone’s problem. For example:<p>While suicide rates for blacks are among …

Entertainment

Link - This Parenting Mistake Could be Why Anxiety is at an All-Time High

Is this THE reason? I don’t know about that, but the findings in this study correlate with what I’ve seen as an adult:<p>“Yet according to a study …

Link - Peace, Books, and You

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) shared three book recommendations to assist survivors and those who love them keep up their …

Every Individual Has a Story

If you spend much time reading about mental health issues, or child abuse issues, you will eventually make your way to quite a large number of …

Link - Wilson: We need more than thoughts and prayers for mental health

This is specific to Calgary and to trying to get more resources available there, but it could be said about any place in the world:<p>“Depression is …

Link - It took decades after leaving care to get the mental health help I needed

Jolene’s story of healing is a good one, but her biggest point is this –<p>“Every child in care needs access to a range of specialist support. Meeting …

Link - Growing Up With an Abusive Parent: Borderline Personality Disorder

This is so very true, and such a struggle for those of us who grew up constantly being criticized, belittled, and abused.<p>“In this case, the words …