LGBTQ+ youth are not alone. See these resources One Way To Be An Ally Right Now? Support Black Mental Health. Perpetrators of child sexual abuse use sport as cover, inquiry finds – I feel like this is not surprising. Suicide … Continued
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In a bit of a followup to my own post earlier this week, I found this comment of James’s from the article below interesting, and insightful: “So when we look at the news and social media or listen to our … Continued
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I thought these words from a therapist accurately describe the current situation, because there is a huge difference between having a playbook, and not really know what to do next: “The truth is, there is no playbook for a pandemic. … Continued
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This quote is, obviously, applicable in the current time, but is also something that I see very often in the survivor community. ““The human brain leans towards certainty and clarity,” she explains. “If we don’t get it, we often make … Continued
When your experience tells you that something is going to hurt you, your brain will figure out how to avoid and survive it. It will naturally kick in. Again, you can learn to work around that, or maybe even ignore it, but expecting your brain to magically stop reacting is asking yourself to not be human.
Maybe instead of expecting that from yourself, or anyone, give your brain some credit for going into survival mode, for keeping you alive, and be gentle with yourself.
Even if you are in a situation where acting out of fear is silly, it’s OK to feel the fear.
A Rare Story of Survival – At 13, Alicia Kozak was lured from home by an internet predator. At 14 she decided she would use her story to educate and help others Podcast: Male Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse … Continued
I came across this article today: The Internet and Mental Health: It Helped & Hurt My Recovery As many of you know, this is a topic that is near and dear to my heart, because I think, despite media attention … Continued