Child Abuse Survivors

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

Link - 9 Things People With Mental Illness Want Their Bosses To Know

Mental illness affects nearly one in five American adults in a given year. It brings about physical and emotional symptoms, none of which just …

Let's Call Mental Health Stigma What It Really Is: Discrimination

Society's attitude toward psychological disorders needs to change.<p>It’s no secret that there’s a veil of shame surrounding mental illness.<p>Nearly one in five American adults will experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Yet only 25 percent of people with a psychological condition feel …

Mental Health

Link - Suicide Prevention Awareness: How to Ask

Myth:<p>If I ask someone directly if they are thinking about suicide, I might make them think about it or act on it.<p>Reality:<p>This is not accurate; there …

Science

Link - 'I Survived a Suicide Attempt'

BuzzFeed recently interviewed four suicide attempt survivors in a moving video. Each spoke about the challenges they faced that led them to attempt …

Link - A School Is Threatening to Punish Its Suicidal Students

As it turns out, Klawes was just one of dozens of NMU students, if not more, who have been told over the years that they could face disciplinary …

Link - Lisa Flynn reveals how she helps survivors of child sexual abuse

I never cease to be bewildered by how vile and evil some people are in this world. I never cease asking myself how someone’s internal makeup can be …

Child Abuse

Talking about suicide is uncomfortable, but it could save a life, including yours - VAntage Point

I was sitting at Reagan National with my fiancé waiting for our flight to Colombia; a red-eye to Medellin.<p>Twenty minutes before boarding started, I …

Link - Story 20 (On Flashbacks)

Sometimes I wish I could just remember everything. I wish I could rip off the bandaid and remember all the details and just get it over with. My …

Science

Link - Why So Many People Don't Get Help For Depression

“Depression also often comes with a sense of hopelessness, or a belief that things won’t change no matter what you do, which doesn’t help when it …

Link - Advice for Children Who Have Lost Parents to Suicide

I’ve never forgotten the lesson my math teacher taught me: that we need to learn how to talk about suicide. Here are a few numbers he probably didn’t …

Kids

Link - Why All Churches Should Address Mental Health

“The reality is that my life was infected with the burden of depression and anxiety, and the only places I could find reliable information from were …

Why Self-Care is Essential | World of Psychology

<b>Talk to a trusted friend or record your thoughts in a journal.</b><p>It’s OK to talk about your problems and seek advice. Depression is not a sign of …

Binge Eating

Being a survivor is not gender specific, we are all in this together

I’ve had this post sitting around for quite some time, but never published it. I guess that’s probably because every time I start to write it I …

How Should Joe Paterno Be Remembered?

This past weekend, Penn State chose to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as coach at Penn State. There were also small …

Joe Paterno

Link - Online grooming of children often 'alarmingly fast', researchers find

Online groomers rarely pose as children and can succeed in persuading a child to meet in less than half an hour, according to researchers probing the …

Kids

Link - The Delicate Balance of Disclosing Mental Illness on Social Media | The Daily Dot

Therein lies the great catch 22: The burden of keeping it all inside is cumbersome, but so is sharing the true extent of your illness to extended …

Link - Heartbreaking video encourages men to talk about their mental health

While some find it easy to talk about mental health issues, for many men, it can still be difficult.<p>Too often they are “toughing it out,” keeping …

Suicide

Link - Wake up Pakistan – child abuse exists

As a society, why are we so adamant to believe what we want to believe? We pretend that the brutal reality of child abuse doesn’t exist. We are …

Pakistan

Get Over It Is Not Helpful Advice for Mental Illnesses | Surviving Mental Health Stigma Blog

The phrase “get over it” is something the mental health community has heard and spoken out against so many times. In particular, we hear it applied …

Mental Health

Link - Male suicide: It's time to face the stark truth about a growing crisis

The biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK is suicide. Despite all the horrible diseases we could contract, accidents we could be in or potential …

Link - Mental illness meet up New York: We're surrounded by smiling, successful, talented people who are depressed

But it still doesn’t feel very normal. We’re surrounded by millions of people who look great, do brilliantly at work, and yet still walk to the …

Mental Disorders

Link - 5 Ways People Justify Adults Having Sex with Minors – And Why It's Still Not Okay

However, just because not every teenager is harmed by statutory rape doesn’t mean that it’s an okay thing to do. Most of us know people who have …

Driving Under The Influence

9 Things You Must Stop Saying to Someone With Depression | World of Psychology

<b>Sure, the thought counts. So think twice.</b><p>I have clinical depression. It’s been a part of my life since I hit puberty. I have had highs and lows and …

Mental Disorders

ReachOut Is A Social Support Network For People With Mental And Chronic Illnesses

iOS/Android: If you have a health condition that you can’t really talk to friends and family about, ReachOut is an app that provides a social support …

Tech Trends

Link - 6 Myths About Suicide That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Every day, thousands of teens attempt suicide in the U.S. — the most extreme outcome for the millions of children in this country who struggle with …

Kids

Link - You Can’t Expect People To Understand

If you have never stood on the shore and looked at the ocean, you don’t know what that feels like. If you have never flown on an airplane, you don’t …

Maybe it's ok to let our guard down.

As survivors of childhood sexual abuse, or any type of abuse, we have learned to be guarded. While that is completely understandable and a normal …

Relationships

Childhood Trauma: Focus on Validating Feelings | World of Psychology

When you’re a child and you suffer abuse, whether it’s physical, sexual, or emotional, you make it your mission to find out if this is normal. You …

Sometimes It Takes a Root Canal

Since my work travel schedule had a little break in it this month, it was time to get some things taken care of. This week, it was a visit to the …

Dentistry