I thought the reasons laid out in this article were interesting, not exhaustive by any means but an interesting way of looking at what happens in families when abuse is present. I do feel like all of them boiled down to this: At the time I was devastated by her response and I took it…
Dr. Smith calls for the creation of a new institute to educate not only new mental health professionals but also to make sure that primary care practitioners are trained to offer some mental health support to patients since right now that seems to be where most people who are in need of mental health care wind up.
I haven’t fully considered all of the possibilities with this particular idea, but I will agree that it’s going to take something at this kind of national level to start to address the need.
British Satellite Station Sky Television recently re-ran this old episode of Cold Case from its very first season. Cold Case comes across as all gloss and zero substance. Considering this is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, that’s perhaps an easy and unfair charge, but it’s not helped by episodes as lazily written as this one. It…
This is a pretty good list of books that may be helpful for partners, parents, and even children with parents dealing with trauma. Take a look, and if you’ve read any of the books on the list, and want to recommend it, feel free to leave a review here! http://traumadissociation.com/books-partners-family-ptsd-dissociative-abuse.html
Every survivor has the freedom to choose how, when, and in what detail, they want to share their story. You can ask for more, but you also have to respect the survivor’s choice to not answer. They don’t owe you that. The only time it’s really even appropriate to press for details if you’re a criminal prosecutor trying to help the survivor bring the abuser to justice.
Outside of that very specific situation? No, we don’t owe you anything. You can support a survivor without knowing all the details. In fact, respecting their boundaries around what they decide to share, is one great way to support them in their healing. They’ve already had too many people not respect their boundaries.
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