Child Abuse Survivors

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

Link - Mental health data shows stark difference between girls and boys

This is a strange study.<p>As reported earlier this week, the results of a study by University College London and the University of Liverpool show a …

Mental Health

Link - Judge was unaware he gave joint custody to father accused of raping the then-12-year-old mother

I’m sure many of you saw the original story over the past few days, and now that the judge has come out and clarified what happened, I hope we can …

Crime

Link - Most people think there is a stigma attached to mental health at work

Does anyone in the US think the percentages would be lower? I think not…<p>“A study by CIPD course providers, DPG Plc, found that 85% of UK workers …

Mental Disorders

Link - Pathologizing the President Reinforces Mental Illness Stigma

I have to agree with George here. No matter what you may think of the President, making mental health diagnosis from media appearances and tweets is …

Mental Disorders

The Comic Book Kid Lives: A review

<i>(ed note – this review was submitted by a reader.)</i><p>Memoirs of childhood sexual abuse from the male perspective tend to be rare. <i>“The Comic Book Kid</i> …

Comic Books

Reviews Elsewhere - Blinded by Hope by Meg McGuire

As seen over on the Psych Central site:<p>In her riveting memoir, <i>Blinded by Hope: My Journey Through My Son’s Bipolar Illness and Addiction,</i> McGuire …

Mental Disorders

Link - Americans more open about mental health issues, but stigma lingers

This is good:<p>The survey, of more than 3,000 U.S. adults, found that 70 percent said they feel people are more open to discussing mental health …

Mental Disorders

One October Saturday in Southern Louisiana and All the Good

Given recent events, it’s easy to have a bleak outlook on life, and on the human race. I struggle with it myself, frequently. I’ve written earlier …

Baton Rouge

Link - New court pilot program helps child sex abuse victims to give evidence

This seems like an interesting thing that Australian courts are doing:<p>“The program involves pre-recording children’s evidence and appointing trained …

Child Abuse

Link - Bonus! Suicide Prevention Resources

Even if you’re not interested in the podcast about mental health and religion, keep this page handy. It is chock full of resources of all types for …

Handy

Link - The lifelong impact of child abuse

Sadly, this did not surprise me.<p>“Around one in five adults aged 16 to 59 (an estimated 6.2 million people) had experienced some form of abuse as a …

Child Abuse

How to spot the signs of abuse or neglect in a child

Suspicious bruises, odd behaviour, frequent absences from school. Whatever the reason, according to The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO), if …

Child Abuse

Link - How to Prevent Child Abuse: The Definitive Guide [2017]

There are no easy answers, but hopefully, this guide can help you spot child abuse, such as the shaken baby syndrome, or spot children that have been …

Child Abuse

Link - When a mental health emergency lands you in jail

Jail is a terrible place for someone having a mental health crisis:<p>“Across the country, and especially in rural areas, people in the middle of a …

Mental Health

Reviews Elsewhere - 'Becoming yourself' by Alison Miller

Over on the No Contact Survivor site, is a review of this book on overcoming ritual abuse. I’m personally not as familiar with ritual abuse as I …

Child Abuse

Link - Abuse-Proofing Your Children: Adult Predators

The term “abuse-proofing” gives me pause, because I don’t think you can ever guarantee that something you do will absolutely protect them, but there …

Child Abuse

Link - Shifting Your Perspective to Notice Your Progress

All of this.<p>“You may not be where you want to be in life, but if you’ve made progress, any progress, take a moment today to remember it, celebrate …

Self-improvement

Dangerous Reporting on Depression

Maybe you have seen the headlines in the past week or so about a new discovery, an almost instant cure for depression, sleep deprivation! Now, if you …

Sleep

Link - The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves

Thinking about this from the perspective of a survivor, there’s some real truth in it.<p>An individual’s life story is not an exhaustive history of …

Documentaries

Link - Is the News Ruining Your Life?

For many of us, this is an ongoing issue, but it seems to have only gotten worse.<p>“For most of the issues that are reported on there is very little, …

Sustainability

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …