In addition to the original betrayal, many survivors are then betrayed a second time when they are not believed or the abuse is minimized. When the people who should be protecting them refuse to see what is happening or refuse to believe that person that they trust would do such a thing, the child is betrayed by a second person, or a third, fourth, etc. Add in the fact that while these extra betrayals are happening it is also unlikely that the child is getting any assistance that could help alleviate PTSD with early interventions.
In short, the more betrayal, the more suffering. We all have a responsibility to, at the very least, not add to the betrayal.
Ain’t this the truth – “There are three rules kids grow up with if they live in a home where someone has a problem with alcohol and/or other substances: don’t talk, don’t trust, and don’t feel.” The article has some really good ideas for helping teens navigate their parents substance abuse issues. The biggest thing…
Under the heading of “reviews elsewhere” comes this review of a short film called “Rope”, a raw, honest depiction of online bullying.
““If you’re in your 40s or 50s and someone sends you a cruel message, you can probably brush it off, but if you’re 15 it is much more likely to affect you because you haven’t had the chance to build up that mental resilience.”
The results of this study were pretty bleak, but they’re also complicated. “Unfortunately, though, child sexual abuse survivors were much more likely than those in the control group to be re-victimised in what are considered medium and high harm personal injury crimes. For instance, they were five times more likely to have been victims of…
The article breaks the steps into two large buckets, and I’m going to ask you to consider these when you stop to consider whether your state, local, or federal representatives are actually doing something to improve the state of mental health care.
Are they doing something to make it easier to pay for mental health care services?
Are they doing something to make it easier to find mental health services?
If they’re not doing either of these things, or worse, cutting funding and services, they are not actually interested in improving the mental health situation in the US.
At the start of the month, former teacher Derek Slade who had worked at two English private schools was found guilty of multiple counts of physical and sexual abuse against boys between 1978 and 1983. This week, Slade was subsequently jailed for 21 years and will serve 14 before being eligible for parole. It’s the…