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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Sara (Wishing Tree)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Sara of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sara (Wishing Tree)

Wounded Healers interview series - image of hearts flowing between two hands
Mental health, Wounded healers

Wounded Healer Interviews: Meg Kimball

The wounded healer interview series features people who've dealt with significant mental health challenges, and who also work in a helping role to support the mental health of others. This interview is with Meg Kimball of Where Good Advice Happens. © Meg Kimball 1) Tell us a bit about you, the helping field you’re in,… Continue reading Wounded Healer Interviews: Meg Kimball

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Meagon (Prose for the Masses)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Meagon of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Meagon (Prose for the Masses)

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health, Trauma and PTSD

Emerging Blogger Series: Shanon (Surviving Childhood Trauma)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Shanon of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Shanon (Surviving Childhood Trauma)

Book cover: Shattered by Patricia J Grace
Book reviews, Trauma and PTSD

Book review: Shattered

In Shattered: A Memoir, Patricia J Grace tells her story of the lasting impact of childhood sexual abuse.  This abuse occurred at the hands of multiple brothers, as well as others, after the death of her father.  While her mother was aware of the abuse, she did not intervene to try to stop it.  Disturbingly, when… Continue reading Book review: Shattered

Why isn't complex PTSD in the DSM-5?
Trauma and PTSD

Why isn’t Complex PTSD in the DSM-5?

While some sources of trauma are time-limited, other occur repeatedly over prolonged periods of time.  The term complex PTSD is used to capture the profound psychological harm these people exposed to the latter have experienced, including changes in self-concept, problems with emotional regulation, distorted perceptions of the perpetrator, and impaired relationships with others. Diagnostic systems… Continue reading Why isn’t Complex PTSD in the DSM-5?

book cover: Untangled by Alexis Rose
Book reviews, Trauma and PTSD

Book review: Untangled

In Untangled: A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph, Alexis Rose offers raw, forthright descriptions of the repeated abuse she experienced in childhood and into adulthood.  I would caution anyone who has experienced abuse themselves to carefully evaluate whether they are far enough along in their own healing to feel safe while reading this kind… Continue reading Book review: Untangled