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Book Review Elsewhere – Becoming One: A Story of Triumph Over Dissociative Identity Disorder

In the interest of always sharing reviews and recommendations from others, I wanted to share this review I found thanks to Twitter.

Katy Sauer gave Sarah E. Olsen’s book about DID 5 stars over on her blog, even though she went in expecting to be disappointed.

Go check out Katy’s review, and her blog. She’s just started and looks like she’ll be doing lots of book reviews from what I can see!

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Sex Offender Registry Double Standard

Why are educators in North Dakota convicted of sex crimes involving the children they work with not being required to register as sex offenders?

Could it be because they are female?

Apparently, a 34 year old who has sex with a 15 year old, or another who showed nude photos of herself to a 16 year old, are not considered “dangerous” enough to register as sex offenders. If the genders were reversed, would there even be a doubt as to whether they were “dangerous” or not?

English Abuse Enquiry 3rd Chair Appointed

No news has emerged about England’s stalled government-level abuse enquiry due to two Chairs having to step down last year. Now a third has been appointed from New Zealand as anyone English was too likely to have links to the late Leon Brittain and not be seen as impartial.

The new appointment has happened within the same two days as another report into Rotherham’s situation caused the entire Council Cabinet to resign. Channel 4 covered that news here with one other story and the BBC covered the new Chair appointment here.

 

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Horrible Decision Leaves Survivors Seeking Help Exposed in UK

It seems ridiculous that this even happened, but apparent;y in the UK, it did.

Survivors of child abuse say they have received death threats after the chairman of a Commons committee released scores of emails containing the identities of four abuse victims.

In a letter to the home secretary, the victims, who have been campaigning for changes to the independent child abuse inquiry, condemned the decision by Keith Vaz, chair of the home affairs select committee (HASC), to place the emails which contain the victims’ names and disparaging comments about them, on the committee website.

Really? He thought it was a good idea to make public the identities of those trying to encourage the committee to seek justice for the abuse they suffered? This has been such a mess, I can’t even imagine how frustrating it must be to be in the UK and watch this unfold every day. Survivors deserve better.

Trying to Escape an Abusive Situation, Don’t Forget About Your Tech

I posted this to my tech blog the other day and wanted to make sure that survivors were aware of it as well. If you are trying to escape from an abusive situation, be it domestic violence and otherwise, don’t trust any technology that the person you are trying to escape from had access to. It’s pretty easy for them to have set it up to track or snoop on you.

Go read the post if you, or someone you know, is thinking about leaving.

And if you have someone in your life who feels the need to use this technology to always keep tabs on you? I don’t want to get in the habit of offering relationship advice, but I have to wonder about how healthy that is.

#BellLetsTalk Day is Today for Canadians

You can learn more of the details from this article.

Not only is Bell encouraging all Canadians to share their stories about mental health and help people understand just how many people around them every day are dealing with mental health issues, they are also contributing five cents for every Tweet using the #BellLetsTalk hashtag or sharing of the image on Facebook to mental health initiatives.

If nothing else, no matter where you are, check out the hashtag on Twitter or Facebook to see just how many people are talking about mental health today. You are not alone!

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