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This news story is based around accusations at a local gymnastics school in Indianapolis, but some of the information shared about the warning signs …Child Abuse
The first time my older brother Pat told me about something that wasn’t real was less than two months after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A large number …New Orleans
“There’s a common assumption that children subjected to abuse or trauma will have problematic emotions across the board, McLaughlin said, such as …Kids
Great book review by Amy and Mel! The review itself makes for some interesting reading about how survivors are bonded to their abuser, and how it can …Book Reviews
I think Bobbi misses one of the reasons society continues to believe these myths. I’ve written about it elsewhere; our natural instinct to find a …Kids
Like youth sports, boarding schools, or youth religious groups, anywhere you have the combination of adults with power and control over children, …Child Abuse
Children who have been abused or exposed to other types of trauma typically experience more intense emotions than their peers.
But a new study has …The Brain
Some of them apply to women as well, but I think it is vital to understand that men get depression, and that asking for help is not a sign of …
Are any of these myths holding you back from healing? I know I’ve seen comments here, and on other sites, that make me think there are still too many …
Molestation Scandal: Hollywood’s Child Sex Abuse Coverup – Child Stars Like Cory Haim Victimized By Mentors
Children rely on adults for guidance and protection, but as RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively, Hollywood is hiding a dark underbelly in which …Child Abuse
As we know now, Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle is going to plead guilty to a plethora of charges involving child pornography and sexual crimes …Jared Fogle
The choice to share your story or not, and who to share it with, is an intensely personal one. This article points out some of the benefits of doing …Childhood
“Both Rohman and Miller share the message that most depression is treatable. Though hard to see when in the throes, there is hope.”
This is such an …Suicide
A book excerpt, and a powerful story of overcoming PTSD, which is something which many survivors know all too well.
Portraits of Incest
Sam always looked up to Uncle Joe. And when Uncle Joe invited him camping to celebrate his 11th birthday, Sam felt very grown up. …Child Abuse
This article first appeared on Natasha Daniels' website, Anxious Toddlers.
By Natasha Daniels
We teach our young children all sorts of ways to keep …Kids
Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts revolved around various ways to end my life. Since then, my biggest fear has been to ultimately lose.
It’s 3 a.m. and I’m alone with nothing more than …Depression
I would actually add one more to the list:
Don’t be so serious all the time. Nothing makes me feel like more of a freak than having the people closest …Child Abuse
Reading - Suicide Remains a Leading Cause of Death, Yet It's Mostly Preventable - Survivors News and Reviews
Interesting information, especially the statistics about white middle aged males and the likelihood of seeking help.
TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. -- It appears cartoonist Hugh MacLeod was on to something when he said, “They're only crayons. You didn't fear them in …Buffalo
Found via @dyanndaleymd
The topic you don’t want to read, but should
I don’t know that I agree with everything in this article, but there is a lot of …Pedophilia
I don’t think “depressed” means what you think it means.
1. Depression can be so boring, tbh:
2. Your productivity levels:
3. When you need those mental health days:
4. When people minimize what you’re going through:
5. Dealing with those highs and lows:
6. Because sometimes, you relapse:
7. The people …Mental Health
In my reading this week, I came across an article that talked about the danger in telling ourselves only one story about ourselves. The article …Child Abuse
Before I jump into listing the signs, I want to emphasize that often people, who struggle with severe depression, may not find the willpower or …Depression
I seem to be one of those weird people who finds metaphors in my outfits. On this hot day, my outfit was a great metaphor for what's it's like to …
Case in point.
The state of Tennessee has gone one step further than sexual offender registries, now making public a list of anyone who’s been …Extremism
The Most Important Thing I’d Tell Every Person With Depression
There are all types of people, of all ages, in all walks of life, facing depression and …Depression
Caring is key to your response. This is what you should do if someone you know talks about taking their life.
Take people seriously and let them know you care.
When someone tells you he's thought of suicide, it's scary. Or when a friend confides she's an attempt survivor, you may not know how to …Mental Health
Considering the pain Lena Strickling has endured throughout her life, it would be understandable if she used her one Make-A-Wish to lounge on a remote, sandy beach far, far away.
But Strickling, who has Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was sexually abused by her father, isn’t one for idling.
Instead, the …Cancer