Child Abuse Survivors

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

Suicide Is Our Modern Day Leprosy

When I was preparing a talk about suicide prevention for a local church, there were moments when I become emotional just thinking about the subject …

Suicide

Link - How Often Do Women Rape Men? - The Atlantic

“According to new research, sexual victimization by women is more common than gender stereotypes would suggest. “<p>Speaking of there not being a “type” …

Link - Eric Bristow is one of many bigots who need challenging on male sex abuse

“It would be a mistake, however, to focus our anger on one ignorant bigot. Bristow was giving crude form to attitudes which, for many male survivors, …

Link - My adoptive dad abused me for years but social workers ignored my complaints because he's gay

Mr Cannon said: ‘I believe if my adoptive dad was in a heterosexual relationship then my complaints would have been listened to earlier.<p>‘It seems the …

Political Correctness

Gregg Wallace encourages fellow victims of child abuse to come forward following darts legend Eric Bristow's derogatory comments on the abused footballers scandal

Gregg Wallace, 52, became emotional on Tuesday's Loose Women as he urged victims of child abuse to speak out.

Link - Why Pastors Are Committing Suicide

Pastors aren’t immune to the rising suicide rates. More than half of pastors have counseled people who were later diagnosed with a mental illness (59 …

Suicide

Link - In “Childhood Disrupted”, Donna Jackson Nakazawa explains how your biography becomes your biology…and that you really can heal

If you want to know why you’ve been married three – or more — times. Or why you just can’t stop smoking. Or why the ability to control your drinking …

Link - Kanye Mental Health Crisis, Public Shaming Celebrities

Despite all of this, we still find ourselves immediately defaulting to judgment when he finally falls to pieces in public in a very real and big way. …

Celebrity Gossip

Link - Get back up, dust yourself off, and keep going!

In times like this, it’s important to take advantage of the opportunity that just stopped us in our tracks. It may not seem like an opportunity; …

Survivor

Link - Hope For Healing As A Male Survivor.

I still have my bad days but the good days far outnumber the bad. I still struggle but my struggles are much less than they once were. Now, my …

Andy Woodward, the Sheldon Kennedy of English Soccer, 16/11 disclosure ripples out to 3 more clubs and 100 more CSA reports

This blog had its Clinton and Trump moment ten days ago when I read about Andy Woodward’s disclosure that I stumbled upon at the Guardian last week, …

Channel 4

Link - Researcher explains why PTSD is more like a physical illness than an 'invisible injury'

PsyPost: Why were you interested in this topic?<p>Dunkley: We were interested in this topic because PTSD is still very much seen as an ‘invisible …

Research

A child sexual abuse survivor’s advice to parents

For nearly 25 years, Chris Ericksen kept a debilitating secret, until holding it in became more painful than the shame he associated with sharing it.

Child Abuse

9 Depression Signs I Was Too Depressed to Notice | World of Psychology

<b>Everyone’s darkness looks a little different. Here’s how I caught mine — before it did me in.</b><p>Every time I slip into a depression, it feels a little …

Psychology

Reviews Elsewhere - Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed.

Saw this review over at Pysch Central and while the book itself doesn’t speak to child abuse or mental health, the idea of developing resilience is …

Link - Andy Woodward: ‘It was the softer, weaker boys he targeted’

When the abuse started, Bennell used threats and blackmail to make sure his victims did not go against him. “What he’d do sometimes, to show the fear …

United Kingdom

The less talked about abuse of children

The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), UK defines child abuse as any action that causes significant harm to a child, …

Psychology

Those Who Are Suicidal Need to Know They Are Not Alone

I made it to my 34th birthday, but I didn’t plan to. Only a few months before my birthday, I tried to take my own life. Yes, I’m talking about …

Mental Health

Self-Care During the Holidays | World of Psychology

<b>Make a schedule of the different obligations, parties, and events that you have.</b> If you schedule your time out, you will less likely feel overwhelmed …

Mindfulness

Link - Healthy Relationships Matter More Than We Think

We know that good relationships are so important to our happiness, yet we may not know just how vital they are to our health and well-being.<p>What do …

Relationships

Link - Connecting with Others, Friendship Enhance Mental Health

Human connection is so important and effective because it breaks through the isolation and loneliness common among people living with mental illness. …

Mental Health

Link - What happens when mental health education isn’t taught to kids

“Education can’t get rid of mental illness but it can give you the tools you need to do what you can to stack the odds in your favour that you won’t …

Mental Health

Link - Setbacks Are Not Permanent

I ask myself when will I realize that setbacks are setbacks? That they aren’t destiny.<p>I’ve always struggled with believing the bad. I always assume …

Link - Child sexual abuse an open secret in many aboriginal communities

“Children learn what they live and that was their life.”<p>The struggle is real. Children absolutely learn what they see everyday, and if what they see …

Child Abuse

The People You Meet on the Journey

I’m in the middle of some much needed vacation time this week. Part of the vacation will be spent in Las Vegas, a typical vacation destination, but …

Las Vegas

Link - Book Review: Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology

The sentiment what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger seems to be commonplace among those who espouse the virtues of resilience, grit, and mental …

Biology

Link - Caitlin’s Story

A big problem people with mental health conditions face now is the stigma surrounding it. Especially with all the technology today, we often see and …

Link - The Tie Between Bullying and Sexual Abuse

Children who are insecure and lonely are often targeted by bullies. The same kids who are targeted by bullies can also be targeted by groomers, one …

Link - This is why you should tell young children about child abuse, say sisters who suffered for years

Anna, now 14, said she believes the abuse started when she was around three.<p>She said: “I didn’t see that what I was going through was bad or …