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In this area you will find articles and posts covering topics such as:

  • healing from abuse
  • the after effects of abuse
  • stories of recovery
  • recognising abuse
  • discussion papers
  • research developments
  • reviews

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4 Steps Vital to Releasing Old Family Patterns, September 2014

Why Survivors Need Each Other, July 2014 

Abuse Will Not Define Me, April 2014

A Guide to Seeking Justice and Compensation: For Victims of Child Abuse, December 2014

The Story of Chiquitta – Suffering in Silence No More, December 2014

The Beauty of isurvive – Loveliness, February 2015

5 Tips for Helping a Depressed Friend or Loved One, March 2015

Working With Your Inner Child to Heal Abuse, March 2015

Parenting While Depressed: 10 Things to Remember, May 2015

How to Choose a Counselor or Therapist, June 2015

Commitment to Recovery, June 2015

The Power of Forgiveness, June 2015

Tips for Battling the Winter Blues, April 2016

Depression – Some Supportive Resources, April 2016

An Author’s Dark Past as Inspiration, April 2016

Every Person Has a Story – Tarese’s Story, April 2016

How Childhood Trauma Can Create Lifelong Adult Addicts, October 2016

Why It’s Imperative to Seek Help After Emotional Abuse, October 2016

Talking Therapy and Abuse Survivors: Does it Help or Hinder the Healing Process?, October 2016

My Healing From Childhood Sexual Abuse, April 2017

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture, October 2017

My Girlfriend Was Raped. What I Wish I Would Have Said to Her, February 2018

Why Survivors of Repeated Traumas Carry So Much Shame & Secretly Blame Themselves, June 2018

Reporting Guide (UK), January 2019



Book Reviews

Dear Little Ones, Dissociative Identity Disorder for Young Alters, July 2015

We Have Come Far, June 2014


Blog Posts

Why You’re Braver Than You Think, August 2014

Recovery from Abuse: the Search for Information/Validation, June 2014

Are We There Yet?, February 2015

Why Survivors of Repeated Traumas Carry So Much Shame & Secretly Blame Themselves, June 2018

My Girlfriend Was Raped. What I Wish I Would Have Said to Her.

By Aaron Anderson My Girlfriend Was Raped. What I Wish I Would Have Said to Her. A Gentleman’s Guide to Improving Communication, Healing, and Intimacy Imagine you are forced upon your stomach and someone is forcing you to do things you never ever wanted to do. Your power, your will, your autonomy completely stripped from […]

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Why Survivors of Repeated Traumas Carry So Much Shame & Secretly Blame Themselves

By Marie McCarthy There are many parallels amongst trauma survivors.  Whether the trauma is sexual assault or domestic violence, which often includes sexual assault, certain aspects, such as, shame and self-hatred permeate the survivor’s experience. I’m a survivor of multiple violent sexual assaults from the ages of 4 to 13. My perpetrators were strangers and […]

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Reporting Guide (UK)

Obviously, choosing to contact the police is an individual decision – the right path for some people but not for others. However if you do wish to inform the police, regardless of how long ago the abuse took place, the police will still take it seriously. It does not matter if your report relates to […]

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Book Review: Dear Little Ones

Dear Little Ones Dissociative Identity Disorder for Young Alters By Jade Miller This is a beautiful little book with a powerful message; easy to read and understand with soft, non-threatening illustrations. The gentle words come from a caring ‘big sister’ perspective, trying to help little ones understand what’s going on for them within their team. […]

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Every Person Has a Story – Tarese’s Story

Hello, I just wanted to reach out and send you a message. I am an adult survivor of Childhood abuse. I suffered extreme depression, I was a self-harmer, and I suffered from an eating disorder. I never thought hope was possible, I never thought I would be able to live a normal life, or even achieve any dreams. I […]

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Depression – Some Supportive Resources

Depression – Some Supportive Resources By Patricia Sarmiento Did you know that there are almost 350 million people worldwide who suffer from depression? Men, women and even children can fall victim to this mental health issue. What’s worse is that depression can lead to other devastating issues including alcoholism, obesity and insomnia. Depression isn’t something we can simply […]

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