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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.

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Latest Posts from the Blogs


  • This article makes clear that sibling sexual abuse is happening to kids all around us. It has been happening throughout history. We also know a lot about it if people are willing to listen. The article is long but well worth it to understand what the risks are, what to do when you find out about it, how to prevent it, and most importantly, understand that if you were sexually abused by a sibling, you are not alone.  The post Sharing […]
  • ? The post Shared Links (weekly) May 26, 2024 appeared first on Survivors News and Reviews.
  • When someone gets an automated text that checks in with them on a regular basis, there is an apparent impact that is worth investigating more. Just imagine what the impact could be if those texts were from friends. What if real people took a moment to check in more often? I'm feeling a little guilty about this myself. I have some people I need to check in with more often. The post Sharing – Can brief text messaging reduce repeat hospital-treated […]
  • As a white person, I don't generally have much to say about other groups. It's not my place to talk about the hows and whys of the reluctance of black Americans to seek out mental health resources. I do, however, know that there is a gap in the availability of treatment for most minority groups in the US and that it's important for members of every group to talk about mental health. The post Sharing – The many faces of mental […]
  • ?? The post Shared Links (weekly) May 19, 2024 appeared first on Survivors News and Reviews.
  • These observational studies clearly tell us that being online could be both good and bad for us, and that may depend on what kind of shape we were in when we opened the browser today and what we chose to do while online. The post Sharing – Internet access is linked to higher well-being, new global study reveals appeared first on Survivors News and Reviews.
  • I think this comment is correct: If you’re finding it hard to cope with the news and social media, you’re not alone. It isn’t easy to know when to stop reading the news. The line between being informed and obsessed with it to the point of impacting our lives and mental health is a fine… The post Sharing – Practical tips if you find yourself doomscrolling online news and social media appeared first on Survivors News and Reviews.
  • It doesn't have to be a grand purpose either, just something that makes you want to return each day. It can be wanting to learn something new, be there for the important days for a friend or family member, see what happens with Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, or whatever makes you want to get up the next day to be part of it. That moves us to healing, showing up for our lives each day. That, to me, is purpose. […]

  • If you were burned out, overworked, and struggling to keep up with the demands of the job, and a tool promised to save you 30 minutes or more to get your work done, you'd figure out how to use it, too. Of course, most of them are trying to use these tools without training and instruction from the company, so this is risky. One, because you have no idea what they are doing and what results they're getting. Two, they might become even more burned out trying to teach themselves before they get to the part […]
  • What I would like, however, is just once for someone not to feel the need to make a business case for treating your employees with kindness and empathy. This need to include the business case and the impact on the bottom line is an appeal to management in their self-interest and the financial interest of their business. How about we make the case that being kind, thoughtful, and empathetic towards employees is the right way to treat a fellow human being, regardless of what it means for the bottom line? Is it too much to ask […]
  • When management harms the mental health of our employees, we typically respond by offering them yoga or meditation spaces or maybe a lunchtime session on stress management. We never look at the system. We offer them ways to better cope with the broken system, but we never take responsibility for what the workplace is doing to their mental health. The post Linked – Mental Health at Work: Managers and Money appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS Feed.
  • Every person you lay off from your business is ten times more likely to try and take their own life. I don't think senior executives think in those terms. I suspect many are thinking about juicing the bottom line, getting a little stock price bump, maybe making things more efficient, etc. I think large investors think about what is best for their stock values. That's why CEOs announce layoffs of 10% of the workforce and are rewarded with $100 million bonuses. The post We should be honest about the mental health impacts of layoffs appeared first […]
  • When you're young and not on the standard education/career path due to mental health, there's no career history or learned skills to fall back on. I think many employers would view you as unemployable in our current environment. I'm not saying that should be how it is, but it is likely the way it is. My story illustrates the path out of that, but it also contains some privilege. I was able to go to therapy. My family gave me a place to live while I wasn't working. I had access to learning tools. I had […]
  • Working from home opens up opportunities to people who can't, for many reasons, travel to an office every day. It can, however, be lonely at times. Finding the right balance is key. Finding the places where you can still connect with people outside of work is key. You're no longer spending a third of your day in the same location as your coworkers and connecting by default. Still, you can connect and be more involved in your community because you're not spending another couple of hours commuting. You can spend more time with your family. You […]