Child Abuse Survivors

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

Link - Child sexual abuse: Sarah was assaulted by her mother

These stories are important, because it’s not the same story that people have come to expect about a man abusing a child. They’re the kind of stories …

Child Abuse

Link - Can we use big data to fight child abuse? The answer is complicated

I will be interested in this trend –<p>“Analyzing historical data to forecast an event is called predictive analytics, and it’s already being used in …

Big Data

Link - Top Five Barriers to Mental Health Treatment

I think it’s important, as we talk about mental health, that we keep all of these in mind. Yes, we should do what we can to eliminate stigma, and …

Mental Health

Link - Why Social Media and Depression Are Not Directly Linked

Unfortunately, we all fall for what is actually bad reporting about science. –<p>“In his book Bad Science (UK), Ben Goldacre explains that “anyone who …

Depression

Reviews Elsewhere - books for survivors looking for help

Spotted this video on Facebook and thought I would share the recommendations from break the chain about what books might help you get started on the …

Link - Child abuse and survivor support helplines

This list is from iTV and covers the resources available to those of you in the U.K.<p>Keep it handy!<p>Like this:<p><i>Related</i>

Link - Coping With a Breakup Caused by Mental Health Stigma

There’s some really good advice in this article. It reminds me of conversations I’ve had over the years and things I used to worry about back when I …

Health

Webinar - Talking to Your Children About Your Mental Health

I’m not a parent, but I saw this webinar being put on by the folks at DBSA on the evening of July 19th and thought it might be of interest to anyone …

Link - How Focusing on Small Victories Helps With Depression

Completing one small thing each day turned into three things each day, which turned into six. Slowly, I was working my way to a small victory. …

Health

Link - Mental Illness Symptoms Can Make Communication Difficult

I want you to think about this quote –<p>The reality of mental illness is it affects us in different ways. Sure, some of us do fit that crying on the …

Link - This Man Saved About 400 Suiciders By Asking Them One Question Only

This guy is awesome. He understands that the one thing he, or anyone, could do for someone in trouble is just be there. He doesn’t fix everything, …

Policing

An Important Reminder About Social Media and Privacy

I’ve mentioned this in the past, but in the last week, I’ve had another stark reminder that not everyone is in a place where they can simply share …

Privacy

Link - Slipknot's Corey Taylor has a duty to speak about child sex abuse

“‘A lot of people don’t want to talk about it or look down at it or tend to make fun of other people for having it or engaging in it. I’m trying to …

Link - Behind the scenes at the Child Abuse Squad

This is a fascinating look into the workings of the people who investigate child abuse in Australia. There is just so much to take away from this, …

behind the scenes

Link - Colleges Get Proactive in Addressing Depression on Campus

First, good for colleges to recognize the problem and fund research into the best ways to help these young people get the help they need.<p>With that …

Link - I'll Get Strong With A Little Help From My Friends

Meeting with others on a regular basis builds strength and resilience in our Mental Health. Friends build each other up to be strong.<p>Part of the …

Link - The mentally ill are sick. So why do we put them in jail?

The story in Canada is the same story we see everywhere else. We put people struggling with their mental health in jail because they are inconvenient …

Mental Disorders

It’s time to remove the stigma surrounding mental health

Those of a certain age will remember a time not that long ago when the word “cancer” was whispered among polite society. In those days, the disease …

Healing From Injury

The other day, my friend Hannah, who is a runner in the very real sense, (she’s run the Boston Marathon, as opposed to the “runner” I am, where I run …

Boston Marathon

Child Abuse and how to recognise danger

<b>What is Child Abuse?</b><p>"An adult who engages in sexual activity with a child is performing a criminal and immoral act which is not normal or socially …

Child Abuse

Link - Family Support Reduces College Students’ Loneliness, Risk of Suicide

New research finds that family support matters, even for college kids. University of Michigan investigators discovered that when college students …

Mental Health

Link - How Emotional Abuse From My Upbringing Contributed to My Mental Health Struggles

It’s not difficult to imagine how believing the things that you are told during an emotionally abusive childhood would create mental health struggles …

Mental Health

Link - The Stigma in Our Health Care System

I had not realized this before. How many of you have struggled with healthcare because of these kinds of rules? I can see where it would get …

Mental Disorders

Link - 10 Things Emotionally Neglected Kids Grow Up Believing — That Are NOT True

A similar thing could be said of children of any type of abuse. One thing I do know for sure, is we absorb a lot of messages that are not true. …

fall in love

Link - Where & how to find support: childhood trauma survivors

This Australian site may be one to check out if you need some help dealing with childhood trauma, either as a survivor yourself, or if the survivor …

Link - The numbers to know on Memorial Day

“About 20 veterans a day commit suicide, per the Veterans Administration: “In 2014, the latest year available, more than 7,400 veterans took their …

United States

Link - U.S. college teaches veterans to heal each others' mental wounds

This seems like a really good idea. I hope it is massively successful.<p>“William James College wants to bridge the cultural divide between veterans, …

United States

Link - The emotional toll of pursuing child pornographers

While children are the real victims, those who have to view child sexual abuse images and videos in order to catch and prosecute the predators become …

Child Abuse

Link - The Most Powerful Question You Will Ever Be Asked

I remember when my therapist asked me this question after we had reached a point where she knew I wasn’t a risk to myself, and had stabilized enough …

Health