Does anyone care about our mental health in America? How do we remove the barriers to mental health care access in our country, so we can get proper help?
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, aiding mental health. We explore what it really is, how to meditate, and what are its benefits, types, and purpose.
May is mental health awareness month. In this article, we talk about what mental health is, why it’s important, how it relates to ACEs, and how you can help.
In a house with impressionable children, the untreated parental mental illness has serious consequences for children’s development. How can we prevent this ACE?
A survivor story called Denormalizing child abuse shows how while abuse can become normal to a child, child abuse is never normal.
What is childhood emotional abuse? Learn about this ACE, its life-long consequences, ways to prevent it, heal it, and help someone affected.
Thinking of getting into therapy? It’s essential to know your options. We discuss the common types of therapy, therapists, and counselors.
Therapy can truly change your life, but choosing a therapist can be a daunting task. How to choose a therapist fit to your specific needs?
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can negatively impact your life into adulthood. How to heal from ACEs and childhood trauma? Read on.
Self-parenting for abuse survivors is an important healing process for your inner child that will move you towards a better future.
You may be surprised by these five ways in which surviving child abuse is much like training for the Olympics.
Are you the Cinderella or a stepsister in your family’s story of generational abuse? How will you pass on the generational abuse torch?
Holidays for abuse survivors: it is not your job to swallow the truth elephant just to make your family feel comfortable.
Take the ACE Test, benefit from getting your ACE Score and start personal discovery, and better mental, and physical health.
What is Narcissistic Abuse? How can it be characterized? What is the ‘double-message double-bind” that abusers use? What can you do?
Suffering kept silent is a heavy-weight on the soul but sharing the burden of pain with your community can be difficult if they don’t want to hear.
many scandals that have rocked the Catholic church. Unfortunately, they have rocked every other denomination, faith, countless secular institutions and countless families. And the pain and tumult these scandals leave for non-offending members is massive. With that in mind, we wanted to share this piece.
Integrate your younger-self into your adult life. An abusive upbringing can make us feel like our young-self is still in our childhood home.
Your friend has just told you that they have been sexually assaulted, abused, stalked or raped and you want to support them but you’re not sure what they need. Maybe it happened to them decades ago, in childhood, or maybe it was as recent as today. You want to help your friend in any way you can. Situations may vary, but here are 5 tips for friends of survivors.
Having anxiety is difficult to explain to people. Sometimes, you feel like everything is falling into place, and the next, your world feels like it’s crashing down on you. Stress, feelings of neglect, worries about the future, all of these can combine into an anxiety episode or attack.
Consent matters. Set your own boundaries and respect the boundaries of others. We don’t need complicated contracts, we need a revolution.
A memoir contains a magical ability to heal. Discover how using a memoir for healing from abuse works? How do you start?
No relationship is perfect, be it familial, a friendship, romantic relationship, or a marriage, yet any of these can be a toxic relationship
Using one of these kits, certain evidence such as DNA and debris can be collected from a crime scene — and when it comes to assault, that crime scene is the survivor’s body.Even if you never have to use one, it can be helpful to know what exactly a rape kit is, and what it isn’t.
When people think of physical abuse they think of black eyes, busted lips, and broken arms or noses. But what if it wasn’t?
Did you experience food abuse? When a parent has food available and chooses to withhold it from their child it is neglect.
Abuse Survivors and Our Bodies. Did you suffer child abuse? If so. you may care about yourself less because you think nobody cares about you.
No matter how much one breaks the cycle of abuse, it can’t magically and retroactively change the leaves and branches of one’s family tree.
The US has the largest prison population in the world and highest per-capita incarceration rate but how are we treating the high rate of ACEs in prison?
Victims of racism or abuse have a lot in common. Azure Moyna shares the greatest gift you can give someone who has been abused or mistreated.