Child Abuse Survivors

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

Link - No Quick Fixes: Evidence-Based Treatment for Trauma and PTSD

This is a hard truth for many survivors, but a truth nonetheless.<p>“Talk therapy” is hard work, for person in therapy and therapist alike, but it …

Health

Link - Why Self-Care is Hard for Depressed Individuals

Anyone who has dealt with major depression has dealt with this at some point:<p>“In short, self-care is care provided for you, by you.<p>But when you live …

Depression

Link - How Childhood Emotional Neglect Affects Your Adult Work Life

I thought this was interesting, because we don’t often talk about how the struggle to know how to navigate adult life plays out in the workplace. And …

Childhood

Link - Self-Stigma and Mental Health

This is something I think many of us go through in our own ways –<p>I want to dispel the existing stigma applied to mental health. Through communication …

Mental Disorders

Link - Protecting children from abuse in organisations needs leadership and cultural change

This seems important-<p>“There is an important message we should be hearing from the research published by the Royal Commission into Institutional …

Child Abuse

Link - It's National Suicide Prevention Week, and here are small things you can do to help loved ones struggling with depression

There’s some decent advice in here, but I really wanted to focus on this one bit of information –<p>“There was a time when I couldn’t even leave my …

Suicide

Link - The Unseen Root of Many Disorders: Childhood Emotional Neglect

This is something we’ve talked about before –<p>“Imagine being a child, and having the intense feelings that all children have. Yet your parents don’t …

Emotions

Link - How do you heal from parents who hurt you?

These sound so familiar to me as a survivor, and someone who has heard the stories of many other survivors, and adult children of alcoholics.<p>“As a …

Parenting

Link - Advocates Raise Awareness about the Hidden and Ignored Suffering of Male Sex Trafficking Victims

First off, good for someone speaking up for boys who are sexually assaulted and trafficked. It shouldn’t happen to any child, and we should never …

Slavery

Link - Antidepressants work, so why do we shame people for taking them?

Sadly, this is all too real for the many, many people who have had to take anti-depressants, including myself. It’s been awhile since I was taking …

Antidepressants

Link - Tokyo Zoo Offers Itself up as Refuge for Anyone Suffering From Depression or Anxiety

This is actually a pretty decent message. I mean, sure it’s also a marketing ploy, but it is important to have somewhere you can go to recharge and …

Depression

Link - Survey finds adults are unaware of child abuse signs or how to report it

This study was done in Australia, but is there any doubt that the rest of us have the same desire to not think about child abuse, and to hide …

Health

Link - 5 Beliefs People with Adverse Upbringing Have about Themselves

I’ll freely admit these were beliefs I had about myself growing up and into early adulthood. Some of them are still things I struggle with all these …

Confident

Link - Is There a Stigma Against Open Discussions about Mental Illness Online?

“This is why we can’t have nice things.<p>As millennials and teens turn more to social media and other online sources for validation and connectivity, …

Mental Disorders

Reviews Elsewhere - My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

Caught this review over on NPR and thought it might interest some of you. <i>My Absolute Darling</i> is a novel about child abuse, which I personally find to …

Books

Link - Moving forward with the prevention of mental health problems

Good –<p>When the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health was published last year, it signalled that a step change was needed to prevent mental health …

Mental Health

Link - What it feels like: An abuse survivor’s tale

This is one powerful victim statement to the court. I think many survivors can identify with it, even as it may be difficult to read.<p>Australia’s most …

Health

Link - Tyler Perry Explains Why He Takes Care of Abusive Father

I saw this article and it reminded me that how any individual survivor decides to handle things, especially in regards to their ongoing relationship …

Empathy

Link - 10 Things Men Do That Make Their Depression Worse

I would agree with this, and I was guilty of more than a couple of the things on this list before I got help. Learn from our mistakes. Are you guilty …

Higher

Link - My Battle Against Depression As a Child and What I Wish I Would've Known

This is why we need to not only talk about depression and mental health of adults, but maybe even more importantly, to talk about it with children. …

Knew

Link - Helping People Build Healing Relationships After Trauma

Robyn provides some good information. This is something I know many survivors struggle with –<p>Well-meant urging or pressure to reach out in a time of …

Trauma

Link - Abuse Prevention at Your Church Starts Here

This is true of any organization made up of people, not just a church, but if you are involved in a church or other similar group, there’s much to …

Religion

Thoughts on Self Care

Welcome back, and thanks for reading!<p>If you spend much time reading or researching information on mental health online, eventually you will come …

Link - 10 podcasts about mental health

Before my latest job change, when I was traveling all the time, I listened to quite a few podcasts. It’s a habit I’ve since gotten away from, because …

Link - Antidepressant Medications are not Placebos

If you jumped on the anti-depressants don’t work bandwagon, maybe take a breath.<p>The researchers conclude that this study, as well as other recent …

Link - Four Best Things To Do When a Child Discloses Abuse by guest @KW_Writes

This is important. A child may never disclose to you, or someone may not disclose to you until they are an adult. Regardless, learn how to respond. A …

Link - Stop Burying Our Heads In The Sand

Proof again, as if we needed any, that child abuse exists across all of our borders and within all cultural groups. No one segment of society need …

Link - You've Got the Magic Touch

Sadly, I know this science is not good news to many a survivor, because being touched is often a huge problem for childhood sexual abuse …

Link - Speak the Evil

Like evil, mental health issues only get stronger in silence. I very much agree with Matthew here, regardless of how awkward the conversation may be, …