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How Child Sexual Abuse Hides in Plain Sight

The “Hard to See Uncle” clip is set in a bathroom, with a young child who is getting ready to bathe and an inappropriately helpful uncle.

We raise our …

Child Abuse

6 Things You Shouldn't Say to Someone Coping With Depression | Kiesha Frue

Depression affects so many of us, yet still too many people think it's just "all in our heads." And they're right, it is -- but it's an illness that …


What it's like to secretly live with mental health issues

Recently I was brought to tears and stunned into silence when a 17-year-old girl opened up about her problems for the first time. She did so in front

Mental Health

How everyone can prevent child abuse

ROCHESTER, Minn. – How do we prevent child abuse? It’s a complicated question. But according to Alison Feigh with the Jacob Wetterling Resource …

Child Abuse

‘A silent issue’: Researchers say 1 in 3 teen boys attempt suicide after being sexually assaulted

Liberal News

How to Control Emotional Triggers

Triggers can be intense. They’re like hidden pipe bombs in the minefields of our emotional lives, or like snipers hiding out in the shadows of our …


How Letting Mary Kay LeTourneau Speak is a Good Thing

I am on record as being for more speech, not less. Letting people speak let’s all of us see them for who they really are, and what they truly …

Mary Kay Letourneau

Is sexual abuse in youth sports more common than you know?

Former Team Canada junior ski coach Bertrand Charest is facing dozens of sex-related charges involving minor-age female athletes. In light of the …

Sports (Canada)

Men need to open up about depression, not man up and keep quiet

Suicide is now the leading cause of death in men under 50, but most men still won't admit when they have mental health problems, says Matt Haig

Let’s start with a cold hard statistic.

Suicide is now the leading cause of death in men under the age of 50. Think about that for a while. It is not cancer …


20 Things to Remember If You Love A Person With Depression

According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 350 million people all over the world with depression. With that staggering …


Depression and Work

A couple of weeks have gone by since I saw this article in response to the airline crash in Europe.

I’ve been struggling to figure out what, exactly, …


How To Foster Good Mental Health In The Workplace

The way employees think, feel, and behave can impact everything from productivity and communication to their ability to maintain safety. Promoting good mental health in the workplace could be one of the most important steps an employer could take to improve an organization.

Depression, anxiety, and …

Workplace Wellness

How Psychiatrists Are Failing the Patients Who Need Them Most

The profession of psychiatry didn’t have a place for a patient like Derek Ward in the months before he brutally murdered his mother and then killed …


Reports of Abuse Up in the UK, but Arrests Down - Survivors News and Reviews

There has been a 60% increase in child sexual abuse reported to the police over the past four years, according to official figures which make public …

United Kingdom

Busting Myths about Men and Sexual Abuse — Just the Facts, Man! 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

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I learned long ago from the Frameworks Institute and others that repeating myths in an attempt to dispel them actually has …


Teaching Kids to Recognize Grooming

When thinking about perpetrators of child sexual abuse, many people picture an image of a creepy stranger. Parents and schools generally do a pretty …


Is It Newsworthy That Pedophiles Aren't Strangers? - Survivors News and Reviews

Apparently, it is newsworthy, but while the headline of this article may seem shocking, anyone paying attention to child abuse statistics already …

Child Abuse

Forgotten Children and Adults

I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but I’ve seen four different articles in the last week that all point to something that has always bothered me …

Rape Culture

Female prison officers commit 90pc of sex assaults on male teens in US juvenile detention centres

A recent lawsuit in Idaho involving five teenage victims of sexual abuse at a state juvenile detention centre highlights the prevalence of sexual …


The Truth About Sexual Abuse Behind Bars

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), JDI is shining a spotlight on sexual abuse in juvenile detention facilities. You can help bring attention

A MaleSurvivor’s Journey to Understanding His Sexuality

We welcome Tom, our guest blogger today, who courageously writes about an issue common to many men sexually abused in childhood — the challenging


Developing Hope in PTSD Recovery | Trauma! A PTSD Blog

Developing hope in PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) recovery is, in a word, difficult. You’re struggling with the symptoms of PTSD that include …


6 Reasons Why Sexual Predators Target Churches

It is terrible but true—sexual predators target churches. In the mind of a predator, a church offers a compelling target and, too often, an easy …


Why I Speak About Being A Male Sexual Abuse Victim

Sexual and indecent assaults by children against other children are on the rise

CASES of children sexually ­assaulting each other have soared as kids are bombarded with inappropriate messages and images on the internet, TV and …

Common Things Parents Say to Their Kids about Therapy that Aren’t Helpful

Parents often use therapy as a last resort, said Kate Leyva, a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in working with children, teens …


Trauma Survivors Have Symptoms Instead of Memories by guest @LinneaButlerMFT

Harvey, M. (1990). An ecological view of psychological trauma and recovery. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 9(1)

It can be really tough to try to make …

How Do We Stop Childhood Adversity from Becoming a Life Sentence. | Benjamin Perks | TEDxPodgorica

A Disturbing Media Trend, Ignoring Male Victims of Sexual Abuse and Trafficking - Survivors News and Reviews

Ally Fogg pointed it out earlier this week, in all the reports of the abuse ring in Oxfordshire, none of the 50 boys who were included as victims …