The recent HBO special “Leaving Neverland” raises important questions about how sexual predators manipulate children and their parents in ways that make it easier to sexually abuse their victims. This article examines how child sex abusers work to gain access to children and then maintain their silence. The impact of sexual abuse is briefly discussed, as are ways to help children who have suffered abuse.
It’s difficult to believe that 2018 is coming to a close. I’ll bet you remember when the year was still fresh. A clean slate to write upon. Yet now the year is quickly running to the finish line. Another chapter of life written.
Many of us use this time to reflect on memories of what went well, the successes we’ve had, times with family and friends, and the goals we’ve achieved.
Taking medication to address a mental health issue is a decision that weighs heavily on some folks. They might feel there is a social stigma attached to medication, or they may feel that they should be able to solve their problems without taking any medications. Here we discuss some basic facts about the role of medication in mental health treatment, as well as how it can be beneficial and the general risks that may come with medication.
PTSD and the symptoms it causes can create many challenges, from fear of particular places/people/things to insomnia to feelings of unbearable sadness, and so forth. These challenges can interfere with daily life and sometimes seem like they will be a burden you must bear forever. The good news is that these symptoms can be alleviated and need not last forever. Read on for several strategies that can minimize symptoms of PTSD and free you to live a more happy life.
Somewhere between toddlerhood and adulthood most of us learn to dial back our determination or desire to persist when faced with failure. We become complacent and settle for too little in life. We set aside dreams after failing to reach our goals after the first, second or third attempt. Many of us let the fear of failure keep us from experiencing what life holds for us.