We Are Survivors 

This blog is dedicated to the tens of millions of adult survivors of child abuse and neglect who get up every day and try to work and function in a world that seems to not care about us.

Corporations Shun Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

I have written before how the Americans With Disabilities Act needs to be strengthened to protect those of us with mental illnesses. I want to bring your attention to a tactic that many corporations use to distant themselves even further from working with survivors.

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About one year ago I contact the EAP associated with my company regarding problems at work. The EAP phone consultant asked if I wa... Read More
Monday, 05 August 2013 10:50
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Attachment and Children’s Mental Health

Attachment is important. It is the base upon which the emotional health, social relationships, and one’s worldview are built. The shift to trust and form relationships will affect the emotional health, security, and safety of the child, as well as the child’s development and future relationships. I wrote about how this affects adult survivors in another blog: Adult Survivors' Attachment Styles

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Survivors Are Traumatized War Veterans

I have been trying to accomplish several objectives with our website and this blog along with educating survivors and those who care for them. I want to help break down the isolation that so many survivors are coping with, develop an online community where survivors can share their thoughts and feelings with others concerning my blog topics, and promote the understanding that by joining me in my efforts of providing safe havens, they will belong to something greater than themselves—a community of survivors.

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Workplace Intolerance of Child Abuse Survivors

“You are no different than someone who has had a heart attack. I have no empathy and very little sympathy. This is a business.” Those were my manager’s comments when I told her I was suffering from PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) and needed her assistance.

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Child Abuse and Obesity

An article appeared a few years ago in the Baltimore Sun that talked about a possible correlation between child abuse and neglect and obesity.1 While I applaud their reporting, it took up about two inches of newsprint. It is also nothing new to the tens of millions of us who are adult survivors of child abuse.

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I appreciate this informative article on child abuse and obesity. I have suffered off and on from anorexia nervosa all of my life... Read More
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 13:05
Thank you for sharing your struggles with obesity. When I was working through my trauma, I gained 100 pounds because all I wanted ... Read More
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 18:29
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