Monday, December 10, 2018

I was devastated to learn that I had inflicted lasting pain on another person

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/men-sexual-abuse-apology_us_5bb789ace4b0876eda9dd810 We discussed how it is common for offenders of abuse to be entirely unaware of the weight of their actions. What may seem like harmless and playful behavior can easily be perceived differently by others and can cause serious damage. We also discussed how cultural influences such as movies, music and

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Trauma can result in anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/12/children-and-ptsd-health-risks-lurk-long-after-psychological-trauma.html Researchers have long concluded that exposure to trauma can result in severe mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and PTSD. Furthermore, mental health experts have concluded that individuals who have experienced trauma during their childhood — including physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect, natural disasters or

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Staying in control reduces impact of trauma on mortality

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201802/staying-in-control-can-help-you-live-longer When looking at the role that perceived control played in mortality, results showed that the impact of trauma was much less for people reporting high levels of mastery (belief in one's ability to achieve a goal). As well, participants reporting higher levels of perceived constraints (belief in external forces beyond

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#Auckland #Peer #Support For #Male #Survivors #Sexual #Abuse #Trauma

Call David Passell on 021 174 9252 or 09 889 2553, email manager@betterblokes.org.nz Service is confidential , independent and is free of charge. Individual support, peer support groups and weekend workshops. For peer support email: manager@betterblokes.org.nz Operations email: operations@betterblokes.org.nz Postal: Better Blokes Incorporated PO BOX 104289 Lincoln North Waitakere 0654 Deliveries: Level 2 56 Surrey Crescent

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Strong link between trauma in women and stroke or heart attack

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/06/jill-saward-ealing-vicarage-rape-sexual-violence Three masked men had subjected Saward’s father and boyfriend to a vicious beating. Two of them repeatedly raped the vicar’s daughter. The judge in the trial, considering Jill’s trauma to have been “not so great”, sentenced the two rapists to five years’ imprisonment and the man who had indulged himself

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