Top 10 Twitter Accounts that are Good for Your Mental Health Signs and Symptoms that Could Stop Suicide Creating Boundaries in My Relationships as an Abuse Survivor That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief The Importance of Staying Connected While Practicing … 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 don’t know how successful this partnership will be, but I applaud them for trying something new. Doing nothing is not going to be successful. If a redditor is flagged as struggling with serious self-harm or suicide, they will receive … Continued
What I find interesting about this study, is not just the results, but also the cultural factors that make it so hard to even get there in the first place. “The study, “Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence,” is … 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
This is a few months old, but it’s an interesting study. As much as we know touch can be comforting, and something like a hug can make a huge difference in our emotional well-being, for some sexual abuse survivors, it … Continued
I don’t really make resolutions at the new year, because, let’s face it, most of us mean well, but never really get anywhere with them. On the other hand , I found myself intrigued by this article: Why “New Year, … Continued
There is a lot of good information crammed into this article, but I just want to highlight the raw numbers for you: About 1 in 6 males have experienced child sexual abuse or adult sexual assault. As of 1998, 2.78 … Continued
Laura starts out by sharing this bit of information, that I agree is crucial for survivors to understand. A healthy person has an instinct to get away from something dangerous. Sometimes, even healthy emotions may appear negative at first glance. … Continued