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Child Abuse and Mental Health Survivors Information – Issue #41

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Learn How to Be There
Learn How to Be Therewww.childabusesurvivor.net
I found out about this online training recently and wanted to share it: Learn to support someone struggling with their mental health through this online course created by Jack.org in partnership with Born This Way Foundation. You can sign up on the website below and let us know what you think about it.

Sharing - 3 Reasons Therapy Isn't Always the Answer
Sharing – 3 Reasons Therapy Isn’t Always the Answerwww.childabusesurvivor.net
The first reason is one that we’ve talked a lot about here. Therapy can’t be the answer for everyone because it isn’t accessible to everyone. So if it’s not accessible to everyone, we’d better figure out some other things that might help. She offers some.

Sharing - Seeing grieving as learning explains why the process takes time
Sharing – Seeing grieving as learning explains why the process takes timewww.childabusesurvivor.net
So maybe, instead of agonizing over your friends not “being over it,” understand that they are learning a whole new way to navigate the world and figure out how you can help.

Sharing - 988 call centers struggling to hire people to answer the phones.
Sharing – 988 call centers struggling to hire people to answer the phones.www.childabusesurvivor.net
Creating a new number was the easy part. Similar to raising awareness because it’s necessary, it’s essential, but if there is no one there to provide the help we encourage people to reach out for, it’s not nearly enough. Here’s hoping these state and local organizations can find and train people to provide the necessary help during these calls. That’s only a start, of course. We still have so much work to do to make that help accessible to everyone who needs it.  In some ways, this struggle to staff the hotline is a microcosm of the entire mental health field right now. We need a lot of resources that just aren’t there right now. Can we figure out a way to get change that?

Shared from Elsewhere

Hypervigilance: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment – Carla Corelli
Hypervigilance: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment – Carla Corelliwww.carlacorelli.com
Hypervigilance is a term used to describe the state of being constantly on high alert – constantly scanning your environment for threats.

Mental health systems ‘overworked,’ say students, educators - Chalkbeat: Essential education reporting across America
Mental health systems ‘overworked,’ say students, educators – Chalkbeat: Essential education reporting across Americawww.chalkbeat.org
At an event hosted by Chalkbeat and College Track, students explained that the pandemic added to their mental health burden. Here’s what they need now.

Therapists’ advice on handling ‘secondary trauma’ from news coverage of mass shootings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Therapists’ advice on handling ‘secondary trauma’ from news coverage of mass shootings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazettewww.post-gazette.com
You can’t stop thinking about the violence. Social media apps that often distract us from reality are flooded with it.
Whether you’re feeling…

How Substance Abuse And Mental Health Issues Impact Each Other | Pride SurveysPride Surveys
How Substance Abuse And Mental Health Issues Impact Each Other | Pride SurveysPride Surveyswww.pridesurveys.com
We work with community coalitions, parents, and educators to deliver research, data, and resources on substance abuse and mental health issues.

10 Adolescent Depression Books for Parents | Book Riot
10 Adolescent Depression Books for Parents | Book Riotbookriot.com
While there isn’t one guidebook for parenting, these adolescent depression books for parents can act as little lights and help.

Questions people have when starting therapy | The Blurt Foundation
Questions people have when starting therapy | The Blurt Foundationwww.blurtitout.org
When we first start thinking about accessing therapy, questions can whizz around our brain. We’ve collected and answered a bumper list.

From the Archives

Learn How to Write About Mental Health and Suicide
Learn How to Write About Mental Health and Suicidewww.childabusesurvivor.net
Robert Vore shared this on his Facebook page, and with everything going on this past week, as well as a realization that all of us who deal with mental health issues on any kind of social media platform, I thought it would be appropriate to share. I plan on spending some time with this next…

What Does Self Care Look Like For You?
What Does Self Care Look Like For You?www.childabusesurvivor.net
The photo above is what self care looks like to me, and the thing is, for many of you, that is probably not the first thing you thought of when you saw

Why Our Stories Matter
Why Our Stories Matterwww.childabusesurvivor.net
Because you never know who will read it, and see themselves in it: After suffering abuse by her national ski coach, Geneviève Simard read a book that

Why We All Need a Wide Support Network
Why We All Need a Wide Support Networkwww.childabusesurvivor.net
The simple answer, is no one person can do everything for us. We like to think that isn’t true, but it is. As a husband who’s been watching his wife

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