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Child Abuse and Mental Health Survivors Information – Issue #60

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New From the Blogs

Sharing - Why We Should Care Less
Sharing – Why We Should Care Lesswww.childabusesurvivor.net
No, not really, but what we should do is be sure to maintain healthy boundaries. The article below is about Compassion Fatigue. It’s real. I’ve known people who’ve reached that point, and I’ve watched people online reach that point, where they write and share about every new abuse case they see until they just disappear online because they have become overwhelmed.

Thinking about Therapy for your Child?
Thinking about Therapy for your Child?www.childabusesurvivor.net
From my perspective as an abuse survivor, if you think there’s even a chance your child has been abused, bullied, or is simply dealing with mental health challenges that need help, get the help early if you can. It only gets worse the longer you wait. Read the examples, and if any of them sound like your kid, do something.

Sharing - Mental Health: The Impact of Music & Arts
Sharing – Mental Health: The Impact of Music & Artswww.childabusesurvivor.net
Similar to what I’ve said many times about exercise or other things that might make a small impact on our mental health, art and music won’t change everything, but they certainly aren’t going to hurt. They might only make us feel better, but isn’t that the point?

Shared from Elsewhere

The kids aren’t alright: We must ensure that our students are emotionally nourished | The Hill
Every day nearly 3 million teachers report to work to teach the future of America. For many, this work is a calling and a privilege, but the conditions of their workplace are worsening and becoming more challenging. Why? Politics are hampering teachers’ abilities to help children succeed.    The wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has had…

Sometimes self-care can look like this: | by Chantal Jurdi | 3 Minute Thoughts | Oct, 2022 | Medium
Sometimes self-care can look like this: | by Chantal Jurdi | 3 Minute Thoughts | Oct, 2022 | Mediummedium.com
Have you ever found yourself tired beyond your usual limits and in need of desperate time alone to practice your self-care routine? But then, once you finally get the time, you find yourself…

 

Remote work isn’t hurting our mental well-being. The lack of work-life boundaries is | Fortune
Remote work isn’t hurting our mental well-being. The lack of work-life boundaries is | Fortunefortune.com
Traditionalist bosses are using concerns over employees’ mental health to force a return to in-office work, says behavioral scientist Gleb Tsipursky.

Internalized Stigma and How It Played Out in My Life | HealthyPlace
Internalized Stigma and How It Played Out in My Life | HealthyPlacewww.healthyplace.com
Internalized stigma holds us back from sharing our diagnoses, especially if they’re schizophrenia. Learn how internalized stigma kept me silent at HealthyPlace.

Promoting Safety from Sexual Abuse and Harm in Community Service Organisations
Promoting Safety from Sexual Abuse and Harm in Community Service Organisationssafeguardingchildren.acu.edu.au
This guide by Dr Tim Moore presents facts about child sexual abuse and activities for staff and volunteers to work through.

 

How to Be Ambitious Without Sacrificing Your Mental Health | Time
Ambition doesn’t have to destroy your mental health. The key is to harness it for a goal that serves your well-being. Here’s how.

Long waiting lists, long drives and costly care hinder many kids' access to mental health care | CNN
Long waiting lists, long drives and costly care hinder many kids’ access to mental health care | CNNwww.cnn.com
The pandemic has been tough, but the return to in-person schooling has also been emotionally difficult for Mary Norris’ 12-year-old daughter.

Swords and Knives: A Review of Alice Miller's 'The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting' - Mad In America
Swords and Knives: A Review of Alice Miller’s ‘The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting’ – Mad In Americawww.madinamerica.com
For thousands of years, the Fourth Commandment – along with our personal denial of early maltreatment – has led us toward repression, emotional detachment, illness and suicide.

From the Archives

Abuse Disrupts the Normal Development Cycle
Abuse Disrupts the Normal Development Cyclewww.childabusesurvivor.net
Recently, I have seen too many studies to link here, talking about how the effects of child abuse are being confused for ADHD, or lead to a variety of

Sharing - Trauma Healing Requires A Certain Amount Of Privilege
Sharing – Trauma Healing Requires A Certain Amount Of Privilegewww.childabusesurvivor.net
She lists out things like having insurance, having financial security, having a partner and friends from who she doesn’t have to hide her therapy sessions, etc. As we just talked about yesterday, the reason less than half of all people dealing with mental health issues actually get any treatment at all is because they don’t have all of these things.

Sharing - Our Brains Were Not Built for This Much Uncertainty
Sharing – Our Brains Were Not Built for This Much Uncertaintywww.childabusesurvivor.net
I guess I feel a little bit better knowing this at least: “To stay motivated as we encounter unprecedented levels of uncertainty in every aspect of our lives, we should understand that the human brain simply was not built for this. Knowing what your brain does well — and what it does surprisingly poorly — can give you a much clearer sense of the strategies you need to not just endure, but to thrive.” On the other hand, it’s not like the uncertainty is just going to go away and I can get back to the levels my brain is OK with. So, what do we do?

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