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Hi, I’m Mike McBride. I am a survivor of childhood abuse. I am also a survivor of major depression, dissociative fugue and a suicide attempt. This is my place. This is where I share my thoughts, my knowledge, and educational resources about all of these topics, in multiple ways. I don’t do this for fame, and I’m definitely not making any money from it. I do it so that the next survivor, of any of these things, has at least one place on the world wide web to know that they are not alone.

You are, in fact, not alone. Far from it, and I hope that by looking around here, and maybe even subscribing, you will learn this simple fact, and draw strength from it. If you know anyone who might benefit from that, please share this with them.

If you are a social media user, I hope you’ll consider following this little website using the links in the sidebar or at the top of the page, and if you’re interested in technology, or photography, I hope you’ll click over and follow my work on other pages as well!

Latest Posts from the Blogs

  • I found this study interesting because I do believe the thing that has pushed me from mild anxiety or depression into a worse state is not believing I could do anything. Not having any hope, in other words. These folks sound something very similar: The post Sharing – Taking control of your own mental health can improve it appeared first on Survivors News and Reviews.
  • There's no time to be thoughtful and purposeful when you're plowing through all of your "recovery goals" at once, and without those things, you won't get there. They're kind of required. I've been heard to say in a few places that a big part of why I keep different blogs and social media profiles on different topics is because it keeps me honest. Yes, I am interested in those things and enjoy learning and sharing. But, I have been able to […]
  • How To Help People Around You With Mental Health Problems The Vicious Cycle of Depression: How to Break Out of It The Best Short Films about Mental Health 2022 Best Books: Supporting Kids and Teens Through Challenges Parents Need Support in Talking Mental Health with Kids, Survey Finds 'People are dying because of silence:' Experts encourage change for Mental Health Awareness Month 4 Self-Care Habits That Involve Doing Less Self-Care Is Really Mental Health Care 12 Kids Books to Read During […]
  • Yesterday, I was a guest again on my friend Tiffany Werhner's radio show/podcast Moments of Clarity. We chatted about my story of child abuse, dissociation, major depression, and eventually, my experiences with therapy and more. If you are a survivor or know someone who is who could use a reminder that the abuse does not define them, and wasn't their fault, please share this with them. The post Sharing My Own Story With Tiffany Werhner on Moments of Clarity appeared first […]
  • Choosing to tell your story for the first time or to a more public audience is not a decision you want to take lightly. Many of us who have done it and are "public" about our past or current issues can tell you that while there are great things that can come from sharing, there are also things you should be prepared for. I'll be the first to admit that I was not prepared for things. As much as I have […]
  • See, it's easy to tell people who live pretty comfortable lives what a difference some time in nature can make for their anxiety or other issues. People living in poverty or dealing with racism every day might not get the same benefit from an afternoon hike. We don't know what impact it would have, because we've mainly only been testing in relatively wealthy countries with relatively wealthy subjects. We should be considering all of the societal and environmental obstacles that exist […]
  • Penelope gives a very detailed explanation of how trafficking starts online, in chat around popular online video games, and how it spreads. Most of all, however, she provides an incredibly important look into what a trafficker looks for in a kid playing video games: The post Sharing – Online business from hell: Child trafficking in video games. appeared first on Survivors News and Reviews.
  • Mental health apps have terrible privacy protections, report finds- When in-person therapy is so hard to find, this is very disappointing. You Aren’t Having Enough Fun. Here’s How to Fix It The Problem with Preaching Gratitude Women Who Have Had A Miscarriage Struggle With Grief On Mother’s Day Nearly half of LGBTQ youth seriously considered suicide, survey finds How to Self-Mother When You Dread Mother’s Day From Trauma Mental Health Month: Fighting The Stigma Of Mental Illness How Photography Helped Me […]

  • It's that first line that should grab your attention because so many people do not see mental health struggles as something that impacts them, or will impact them. But the numbers don't lie. Someone you know, probably even someone very close to you, is dealing with mental health struggles as you read this. Someone you work with is doing the same themselves or supporting someone else who is. How great would it be if we all recognized that and provided a safe place for them to talk about those struggles instead of not welcoming their voices […]
  • This is sometimes a missing piece regarding mental health and work. It’s not just the people who work for you, it’s the people who work for you with kids or other family members dealing with mental health issues. “Why do employers need to take a leadership role in addressing this crisis? For starters, young people… The post Linked: It’s Time For Employers To Support Youth Mental Health appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS Feed.
  • They also point out that whether being lonely causes that change or whether that DNA change makes someone more likely to feel lonely is unclear. What is clear, though, is that helping someone feel less lonely is a worthwhile goal. Helping someone feel like they are part of a community and have something to offer that community helps them. It's one of the keys to suicide prevention too. If work gets in the way of this happening, if abusive relationships or stigma get in the way, it can have fatal consequences. As we consider what the […]
  • Something to check out. Mental Health America’s new Mind the Workplace 2022 Report: An Employer’s Responsibility to Employee Mental Health seeks to answer the latest question on business leaders’ minds: “How can employers meaningfully support employee mental health in 2022?” Data in the report comes from the Work Health Survey, which measured the perceptions of… The post Linked: Mental Health America’s new Mind the Workplace 2022 Report: appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS Feed.
  • It's from Australia, but the part that I have looked at so far could be useful for everyone trying to figure out how to build and maintain a workplace that supports mental health. (Check your local laws, though, as the legal references are obviously related to Australian workplace safety rules) The post Linked: New training for staying mentally healthy at work appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS Feed.
  • You cannot claim to care about the people who work for you, and not even check in on their well-being. Those two things do not go together at all. We have to get to that very minimum level before we can do more, and if we can't even be bothered to get there, I see no reason why anyone with a choice would want to continue working for you. The post Linked: Nearly half of employees received no wellbeing check-in last year, research reveals appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more […]