Child Abuse Survivors

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

Reviews Elsewhere - Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

In the interest of helping people find resources that may be helpful to them in their healing, I’m going to link to Amy Packham’s list of books that …

Link - Mental health difficulties start young - so why don't we give primary schools more help?

This is a good question in the UK, as this story lays out. It’s also a good question for everywhere else as well. I know in the US we are lacking …

Mental Health

A Good Reminder - Take Your Meds

I came across this post on the Being Beautifully Bipolar blog this weekend and I thought it really served as a reminder for many folks who are …

Mental Health

Fresno State AD reveals molestation as child, tells other victims ‘don’t be ashamed’

In a residential treatment facility last month, 44 years of anxiety, guilt and shame began to lift off the shoulders of Fresno State Athletic …

Golden State Warriors

Link - Suburban Family Shares Their Story on Sex Trafficking in Hopes of Warning Others

This particular story does not involve a child, it involves a 20-year old woman who was dealing with postpartum depression, but I think there are two …

Postpartum Depression

National Alliance on Mental Illness | Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art<p>There’s something very powerful about art. It allows the viewer to experience life from different …

Mental Health

Separating Fact from Fiction: An Empirical Examination of Six Myths About Dissociative Identity Disorder

1. American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. 5th ed Arlington, VA: APA, 2013.<p>2. Putnam FW. …

Psychiatry

Link - Suffering in Silence: Men's Mental Health in America Today

“I joke because, sometimes, I don’t know what else to do. Of course, the stigma against men’s mental health is not funny. When you are told that it …

Mental Health

Link - Childhood Trauma Triumphs over All of them

The variety of adversities in life that we can go through is stupendous. What appears to have the deepest impact imprinted within us seems most …

Psychology

MENTAL ILLNESS: No Need to Apologize

<b>WHERE WOULD YOU BE IF IT WEREN’T FOR DEPRESSION?</b><p>This thought has crossed my mind many times over the years, forever questioning what my life would be …

Depression

Link - 5 Simple Steps to Reduce Stigma About Mental Illness

5) Be a role model.<p>Stigma is often fueled by lack of awareness and inaccurate information. Model these stigma-reducing strategies through your …

Mental Health

Link - Learned Helplessness and Depression

It is a psychological state in which you may have learned to believe that you are helpless in particular situations. You may feel that you have no …

Depression

Link - What to Say - Tips for talking about mental illnesses

How do we stop stigma? Conversation. Try these simple tips for talking.<p>There’s a bunch of good information here about what to say, what not to say, …

Link - It Gets Better

It gets better. I hate to admit it. Thinking back on it, the reason I hated everyone who told me that was because I didn’t want it to get better. I …

5 Anxiety Warning Signs a Child Might Experience | World of Psychology

<b>Don’t miss these signs.</b><p>Parents would know if their child is anxious, right? You’d probably see obvious signs, right? Your child would express all …

Parenting

Link - The film every parent needs to see after girl, 15, was groomed with dire consequences

It’s hoped this film, released by police after an appalling case of child grooming, rape and murder, will help parents, guardians and youngsters …

Women's News

Reviews Elsewhere - Retrain your Brain by Seth Gillihan

Spotted another book review from the Pysch Central website that might be of interest to readers.<p>Quoting the reviewer, Tina Arnoldi:<p>People who are in …

The Brain

How I managed not to kill myself yesterday.

I Started Therapy So I Could Take Better Care Of Myself

I’d known for a while that I needed to see a therapist. It wasn’t until I felt like I could do without help that I finally sought it.<p>I’m fiddling with the lid of my latte when a therapist asks, “So, Matt, why are you here?”<p>The “here” in question is a room with white walls and lamps that paint them …

Health

Link - Help Stop Tragedy: 7 Tips for Suicide Prevention Awareness

“According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24 … [it] is …

Suicide

Being a Student-Athlete and Living with Mental Illness

I know plenty of people have written about this topic but each post I read helped me feel a little more normal so I thought I’d jot down some …

Link - Taking Small Steps in Depression Recovery

It was one small victory at a time. Doing a homework assignment that was a month late because I hadn’t had energy to complete it. Going to class …

Listening To Patients: Slowly Recovering From Sexual Abuse By A Teacher

Support the news<p>Daniel went to the same Boston-area private school I attended for high school. I was older by a few years and don’t remember him …

Why are so many men at risk of suicide?

Media playback is unsupported on your device<p><b>In the latest episode of EastEnders, Lee Carter has been talked down from a suicide attempt by a stranger.</b><p>Suicide claims a worrying number of lives, with men much more at risk than women in the UK.<p>Here, actor Danny-Boy Hatchard - whose character has …

Suicide

How Healing Shame Can Save Our World | World of Psychology

Personal growth includes recognizing the many faces of shame and how this hard-to-detect emotion holds us back. The gnawing sense that something is …

Anger

Link - To the Christian Who Told Me to Pray About My Depression Instead of Talking About It

“As a mental health advocate and writer who is extremely transparent with my own mental illness battles, I have received a lot of personal messages …

Depression

Link - Your Mental Health Is Just As Important As Your Physical Health

In my opinion, your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Do your New Year’s resolutions ever include getting yourself mentally …

Mental Health

Experience the Freedom of Living in the Present: DBT Skills Anyone Can Use | World of Psychology

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective evidence-based treatment that was originally developed by Marsha Linehan in the late 1980s …

Mindfulness

'The good years of my life were taken': Brave man goes public about the horrific sexual abuse he endured as a teen at the hands of a neighbour in bid to help other victims

• <b>Cronulla man Jason Gustavs, now 28, was sexually abused as a 13-year-old</b>• <b><br>His life unravelled and he spent years in mental health facilities</b>• <b><br>He only</b> …