Links I’m Sharing (weekly) Sept. 27, 2020

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Coping with Depression

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‘Grave Sexual Abuse’: When the Word Rape Doesn’t Apply To Boys

Make Mental Health Your #1 Priority

How Therapy Helped Me Manage Trauma

Listen, Open Up, Connect: A Mental Health Expert’s Advice On Living Through A Crisis

Why You Can’t Think Your Way Out of Trauma

9 Steps to Healing Childhood Trauma as an Adult

Sharing – Childhood sexual abuse: Mental and physical after-effects closely linked

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The study looked at the fact that among girls who had been sexually abused, there are marked increases in mental health diagnosis, and also physical health issues like urinary tract infections, etc. I think either of these is a possibility, … Read More

Have You Been Labeled?

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The thing I suspect many people worry about, and something that makes me crazy to be honest, is when people see “abuse victim”, or especially “sexual abuse victim”, and their brain immediately takes the shortcut to everything society says about that label. Being a survivor of childhood abuse is not “one” thing, but having your identity boiled down to that “one” thing, is dehumanizing. This is especially true when the stereotypes that we believe about survivors, don’t match who we really are!

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