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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

How Childhood Trauma Influences Adult Mental Health, March 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

Surviving Childhood Abuse, February 2019

Look Up, April 2021

How Childhood Trauma Influences Adult Mental Health

Author: The Recovery Village Editorial Team There are numerous books and blogs about how to raise a child, but the reality is, every child and family is different. There is no definitive model for how to raise a well-adjusted adult, especially for children who do not have the opportunity to develop in a healthy environment. […]

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Surviving Childhood Abuse

By December Rose Do you ever lie awake at night staring at the ceiling? Wondering why your life hasn’t turned out the way you dreamed? Why everything you get yourself involved with has to just get complicated? Do you ever just find yourself sad and distant in environments where you should be happy, and routinely […]

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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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Look Up

By Elizabeth Shane Look up. Two simple words that were once said to me and resonated. I never realised until recently, that I have spent nearly my whole life looking down. Looking down through shame, through fear, through self-loathing and feeling too vulnerable for people to look into my eyes and heart in case they […]

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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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