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.
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Latest Posts from the Blogs
- We all have the ability to create these moments of connection. Unfortunately, too many of us choose not to. That is to our own detriment as well as the other people we could impact. The post It’s All About Connection appeared first on Survivors News and Reviews.
- The 9 Top Mental Health Websites for Seniors Student Mental Health Matters | A Toolkit for Educators Caring for Adult Children with Mental Illness: How to Help Why aren't we talking about social health? How to Talk About Suicide, from a Psychologist Who Lost a Loved One Mental Health and Creativity The Hidden Battle: Unmasking Mental Illness Stigma 10 Websites That Promote Mental Health and Well-Being for Women The post Shared Links (weekly) Oct. 1, 2023 appeared first on Survivors News […]
- Law enforcement officials don't just want to be able to scan for CSAM. That's the excuse to get the public to buy into mass surveillance. "It's for the kids" is disingenuous. It's not for the kids to them, it's to open the door to the police, and anyone with some skill, to watch ALL of our communication and use it in any way they see fit. Yes, that will include that cop who's a little too friendly with the teens in […]
- They can't go down to the local community college and sign up for a class where they can practice explaining all of the complexities of their mental health in simple terms. They're experimenting with what works, what is comfortable, what is confusing, etc. Give them some space to do that and know that when they are still at this uncomfortable level they trust you to be someone they want to talk to. Don't ruin it for them by being dismissive or […]
- We've already done hard things, but we don't give ourselves credit for it. Typically, we do the opposite, blaming ourselves for the trauma or our mental health struggles, thus seeing ourselves as weak, the kind of people who can't do hard things. That carries over into all aspects of our lives. We don't take risks in jobs, relationships, etc. because we don't think we're capable and we don't think we could survive failure. Which is weird, given how much we have […]
- Why don't we talk about suicide? Preventing suicide Vent Writing Allows You To Let It All Out in Private Male loneliness epidemic: How fathers face a friendship deficit Family Panel Discussion – Supporting a Child, Teen, or Young Person in Crisis 988 mental health crisis line launches American Sign Language services for callers who are deaf and hard of hearing Why We Need to Talk About Mental Illness With Gabe Howard The post Shared Links (weekly) Sept. 24, 2023 appeared first on […]
- I'll admit it, if you asked me where online you could educate yourself about Mental Health and self-care, LinkedIn Learning and Coursera wouldn't have been at the top of my mind. Thankfully, the Make Use Of website knows better. They've shared some recommendations on courses you can take online: The post Online Education – Not Just for Tech and Career Skills appeared first on Survivors News and Reviews.
- It might not seem like much, but the more we learn about depression, the more we might be able to do for more people. That's why the article linked above gives me some hope. We need more information from research, from professionals, and from those with lived experience if we are going to make a dent in treating depression. Lives are at stake. The post Two Reviews Elsewhere – Breaking Through Depression; The Balanced Brain appeared first on Survivors News and […]