Child Abuse Survivors

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

Link - Why a third of UK employees keep mental illness a secret at work

This is a nice thought, but it’s not even close to the reality of the workplace in the UK or US. Managers are rarely given any training, and many …

Mental Health

Link - How Accurate is the “Cycle of Abuse”?

We aren’t all the same.<p>Also, being abused as a child may mean struggles, it may mean having to learn some skills that you didn’t learn as a kid, and …

Link - Depression Doesn't Mean You're Weak. Here's How You Can Have a Mental Illness and Still Be Mentally Strong

I completely agree with what Amy has to say in this article. In fact I would say the same thing to child abuse survivors who are viewed as being …

Depression

Link - How to Find Accurate, Evidence-Based Information on Mood Disorders

This may be worth checking out if you are also struggling with seeing so much misinformation on the interwebz about mood disorders. There’s plenty of …

How to talk to your children about sex abuse 'early and often'

When it comes to talking to your children about sex abuse, the motto should be start "early and often," according to Kimberlee D. Norris, co-founder of nationwide litigation practice, Love + Norris, which represents victims of child sexual abuse.<p>In many sexual abuse cases, the abuser is someone the …

Syracuse University

Link - A bad message for kids: 'Be yourself, just not online'

Honestly, I’m torn on this subject and not sure what the correct approach is. As someone who connects with people as part of my professional …

Parenting

Link - How Mental Illnesses Affects Everyone Differently

I have often said that just because something worked for one person in overcoming a mental health issue, or healing from abuse, doesn’t mean it will …

Depression

Link - Opioid epidemic linked to childhood emotional abuse: Study

Child abuse being a prime cause of the growing problem with opioid addiction didn’t surprise me, but the connection between emotional abuse more so …

Addiction

Link - What I’ve learned about child abuse: Advice from a child protection detective

So much of this. Straight from the “keyboard” of someone working in law enforcement. Read it all.<p>Like this:<p><i>Related</i>

Selena Gomez Gets Real About Anxiety—And How Therapy Changed Everything

Selena Gomez has become an open book. Over the past year, the singer and new <i>Vogue</i> cover star has grown increasingly forthcoming about her struggle with depression and anxiety. Now, that honesty is translating into a sign of real strength, turning Gomez into a compelling new voice for a generation …

Mental Health

Link - Mental Health Facts, Stats, and Data

Hint – the current state is not great. But, if you want to know more, there is a ton of information available here.<p>Like this:<p><i>Related</i>

Link - Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse

I don’t know about the African-American community, and whether there are aspects of it that make talking about sexual abuse more difficult but I will …

Child Abuse

Tips For Identifying an Abused Child.

Sexual abuse is a difficult subject for most people to discuss, and especially difficult for parents to discuss with their children. But as …

Child Abuse

Link - How weird sleep schedules can affect our mental health

I’ve seen this, and it’s a real struggle. Over the last few years, I can trace every instance of the flu to an overseas trip. I can also track my …

Link - You Can’t Save A Mentally Ill Person

This is harsh, but it is also true. On the other hand, I fear that many people are uncomfortable with people in their lives who may be dealing with a …

Mental Health

Frozen in Time As Innocent Victims

On a recent vacation trip to Hawaii, the wife and I decided to take a tour of Pearl Harbor. Before boarding the Navy vessel that takes you out to the …

Pearl Harbor

Link - The relentless insistence on happiness has become an emotional burden, says a Danish psychologist Svend Brinkmann

What do you think, has the self-help movement’s focus on finding happiness created a world where we are all expected to be happy?<p>“Tied up in the …

Link - Mental Illness: What’s Missing From Anti-Stigma Campaigns

I think Emilie may be on to something with this.<p>With the over representation of some mental disorder and the under representation of other mental …

Trauma as a Seed of Depression

In my practice, people trace depression back to trauma most of the time. Emotional trauma is an overwhelming shock to a person’s equilibrium. Trauma …

Psychology

I wish we could talk more openly about mental health in academia

Refusing to discuss why colleagues go off sick exacerbates the stigma and stops people opening up<p>It’s a surreal experience when a colleague takes time off due to mental illness. It’s like some clichéd sci-fi episode where one by one those around you start to vanish and only you can remember them. …

Mental Health

Link - Issue of children who sexually abuse other children cannot be ignored

The numbers are staggering.<p>“Official figures indicate that between a fifth and a third of all cases of child sexual abuse in the UK involve …

Child Abuse

Link - Unloved in Childhood: 10 Common Effects on Your Adult Self

This post is about daughters who grow up without the love and support of their parents. I’d file it under emotional neglect or emotional abuse, and …

Psychology

Link - Guy Therapy: Why It’s So Important!

“But, it seems to me that we’re unfairly judgmental, because we don’t appreciate that traditional talk therapy has always been more oriented toward …

Pop Culture

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Link - Child Abuse Can Increase Risk of Adolescent Misbehavior

I’ve been saying something similar for a long time. Children who are being abused do not develop the skills they need to deal with later life. In …

Psychology

Instagram Has Become A Place For People With Depression To Find Support, Study Suggests

It can connect people suffering from mental health problems.<p>We often hear about how social media is linked to loneliness.<p>Only this week, American psychologists warned that many sites designed to bring people together are actually making them feel more alone.<p>But we hear less about how social …

Depression

Link - Take a Deep Breath for Mental Health

One of the more interesting apps on my Apple Watch is the Breathe App, which buzzes a couple of times per day and simply reminds me to take deep, …

Meditation

Time To Lock-in Children And Young People's Mental Health As A Political Priority

We've all heard and seen the truth in the declaration that children and young people's mental health services are treated as the Cinderella of the NHS.<p>A lack of accountability in devolved health commissioning structures has meant that even when decision makers with the best of intentions try to …

Parenting

Link - Compass Radio Explores Recovery From Mental Illness

Members of the Compass House tell us how recovery from mental illness isn’t a myth.<p>Always so happy to hear the voices out there reminding people that …