Child Abuse Survivors

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

Living Successfully Online Course - Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

DBSA's Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder Online Course<p>DBSA's Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder course is designed to help both people …

Link - Understanding PTSD and its Effects on Marriage

“PTSD not only affects one’s mental health but it can negatively affect one’s marriage as well. The symptoms of PTSD can create problems with trust, …

Marriage

7 ways you can help someone with anxiety

Most Popular<p>Getty<p>To see someone you care about dealing with anxiety is hard to watch, and loved ones can often feel helpless. But there are things …

Link - Spirituality vs. Mental Disorders: God Doesn’t Hate Medication

“One day, a Canadian friend, whose husband and daughter I had met in Honduras during a mission trip in 2011, sent me a Bible verse after learning of …

God

Link - Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery

Experiencing trauma in childhood can have a severe and long-lasting effect. When childhood trauma is not resolved, a sense of fear and helplessness …

Trauma

Link - Violence is just one part of childhood trauma. So why are we focusing so much on childhood violence?

“There’s this notion in the public’s mind that physical or sexual abuse is somehow more harmful than verbal abuse or other types of trauma,” he says. …

Childhood

Link - Walking football: the sporting craze helping men to battle depression

“The impact the sport is having on those at risk of mental health issues has led several charities and health authorities to invest in its further …

Workouts

Link - Depression is NOT Sadness

“As someone who has been through a major depressive episode, I can assure you that depression is nothing like sadness. Sadness is a normal emotion …

Emotions

Your biggest obstacle is staring back at you

There are so many obstacles to overcome as a survivor of abuse. Things like, the memories of the person(s) who hurt us, low self-esteem, lack of …

Good News

Male victims of sexual assault speak out, are focus of new exhibition

They live alongside us, thousands of men, teens and children that are hiding a secret. Society has taught them to keep silent, instructed them that …

Tel Aviv

Breaking the Cycle of Family Trauma

Emerging trends in psychotherapy are now beginning to point beyond the traumas of the individual to include traumatic events in the family and social …

Psychology

Reviews Elsewhere - Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

From last year, but a review and profile of the author Andy Behrman appeared on the Every Day Health website.<p>“I knew if I didn’t get better, I would …

Mental disorders

Suicidal? 10 Tips for Keeping Yourself Alive | World of Psychology

My name is Kelley. I remember having my first suicidal thought at the age of 13. At that time, I had discovered that my brother was gay and my sister …

Top 10

Link - Paul Gascoigne's struggle is not entertainment. Mocking him only adds to the mental illness stigma

“So let us be clear at exactly what is happening. A national newspaper has reported the struggle of an ill celebrity and a legion of social media …

Mental disorders

Silence, Shame and breaking the cycle

Through the abuse I described in a previous post, I felt trapped by shame and guilt, and because of that I kept silent. The only way that cycle can …

Statute of limitations

Link - Pokemon Go's mental health benefits are real

“Twitter is flooded with stories about Pokemon Go’s impact on players’ anxiety and depression, with thousands of people lauding the game for getting …

Mental Health

8 Pieces Of Advice That Are Useless To People With Depression

Depression is often seen in completely different lights by those who have suffered from it and those that have no. If you’re fortunate enough not to …

Depression

[Black Mental Health Awareness Month] Darryl McDaniels Talks Suicide

Hip-hop didn’t save Darryl “D.M.C.”’ McDaniels’ life; it damn near killed him.<p>On stage, Darryl McDaniels of the hip-hop trailblazing trio Run-DMC, …

Depression

Triggered

<b>I look around the room,</b> naming things in my mind like my therapist taught me.<p>Doorknob — that’s always the first one, because there’s always one …

Lipstick

Link - Survey - Parental Responses Following Child Experiences of Trauma

The aim of this study<br>We are conducting a research study looking at how children cope shortly after being involved in any kind of frightening …

Trauma

12 Surprising Things You'll Learn Living With a Mental Illness

The journey of mental illness recovery is difficult, rewarding and often a little strange. Recovery can take many forms depending on each individual …

Mental Health

Link - About TheHopeLine®

TheHopeLine® offers REAL HELP, RIGHT NOW.<br>Want to know more about TheHopeLine®? Since 1991, as part of the Dawson McAllister Association, TheHopeLine® …

Web Culture

Link - What It's Like To Be The Child Of An Alcoholic

As the daughter of an alcoholic, I have never felt the security and comforts of a sober father. I often spent days at a time on my holiday visits in …

Child Abuse

5 Powerful Self-Care Tips for Abuse and Trauma Survivors

<b>5 Powerful Self-Care Tips for Abuse and Trauma Survivors by Shahida Arabi</b><p><i>A version of this post also appeared on The National Domestic Violence Hotline's blog.</i><p>Being a trauma survivor is a challenging journey, but it is also an empowering one. Trauma acts as the catalyst for us to learn how to …

Trauma

Link - Book Recommendations From A Therapist

If you’re interested in finding a few good self-help type books for the Summer months, check out this list by Sharon Martin.<p><i>Related</i>

Melissa and Joey Star Opens Up About Her Father's Depression & Suicide

After her father's suicide, <i>Melissa and Joey</i> star Taylor Spreitler has opened up on Instagram about his struggle with depression. The actress also shared resources for others who might need help.<p>"I am sharing this news with my all my fans as I want to educate everyone on the pain that depression can …

Depression

Leaving an Impression - Lessons from Otis Redding

Over the long weekend in the US, the wife and I spent some time down in Los Angeles. We walked past the Grammy museum, and since they had just opened …

Here's Proof Mental Illness Is Not Someone's Fault

Let's set the record straight, shall we?<p>You wouldn't tell someone with cancer to just "get over" their illness, so why aren't people with mental health disorders afforded the same courtesy?<p>A common plague of mental health stigma is the idea that the disorders are a fallacy that's "all in a person's …

Mental Health

Link - The Many Faces Of Trauma

“To showcase just how trauma can and does manifest, The Establishment has compiled a series examining the issue. Far from a comprehensive …

Trauma