Long-lasting Effects of Abuse
HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- Long-lasting Effects of Abuse
- Help Spread Awareness of Mental Illness
- HealthyPlace.com Wins Major Web Health Awards
- Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
- From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
- Stand Up for Mental Health
- Finding Your Parenting Path With Your Autistic Child
- Latest Mental Health News
Long-lasting Effects of Abuse
It doesn't matter what type of abuse it is, the effects of abuse on its victims can be devastating and last a lifetime. A February 2013 Time Magazine article addresses the effects of child abuse and how it primes the brain for future mental illness. In the largest study yet to use brain scans to show the effects of child abuse, researchers discovered changes in key regions in and around the hippocampus in the brains of young adults who were maltreated or neglected in childhood. Researchers suggest these changes may leave abuse victims more vulnerable to depression, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Nearly 200 people aged 18 to 25, who were mainly middle class and well-educated, were part of the study.
As you can imagine, it's extremely difficult to overcome the effects of abuse. We asked members of the HealthyPlace Twitter community to share their personal experiences with the effects of abuse. Here are some of their responses.
@StargardtEyes: Mental abuse leaves me hypercritical of myself. Every tiny thing. To the point that I'm paralyzed, afraid to 'mess up'.
@JessicaanneRose: Don't think we can ever truly recover from abuse. It has a domino effect on everything. Unable to trust is hard.
@DebraLindh: Those that say "get over it" lack the comprehensive knowledge and understanding of this type of trauma.
@CelesteMorriso1: Long after memories are worked through, still a challenge to trust as well as the loss of 'what never was'.
@JacquelineLNDN: So very true! Many don't understand that just because the abuse is over, you can't "just get over it".
@BiffMeeckie_2: Abuse left me feeling worthless, no self-worth or esteem. I feel dirty. Think every1 thinks badly of me. Always there.
@McLearyMc: Abuse left me with a lifetime of depression, anxiety and constant self doubt. Luckily I kept my sense of humour though.
What are the Effects of Abuse?
- Effects of Physical Abuse
- Effects of Emotional Abuse on Adults
- Effects of Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse (On women and Children)
- Effects of Verbal Abuse on Children, Women and Men
- Effects of Rape: Psychological and Physical Effects of Rape
- Effects of Child Sexual Abuse on Children
Today's Question: If you're an abuse survivor, what effect has the abuse had on you? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.
Help Spread Awareness of Mental Illness
Get Our Mental Health Blog Widget
Over 270 sites and blogs are helping spread awareness of mental illness. How about putting our mental health blogs widget on your website, blog or social page? The latest HealthyPlace blog headlines appear as soon as the articles are posted on our site. Just click "Get Widget" at the bottom of the widget, grab the embed code and paste it into your page. You'll also see embed links for Wordpress, Blogger, Linkedin and other social sites there.
As a bonus, put the blogs widget on your site or blog, email us (info AT healthyplace.com) with a page link where it appears, and we'll give a shoutout to your site, blog, or social site on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Share our Stories
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We also get many inquiries about our linking policy. If you have a website or blog, you can link to any page on the HealthyPlace website without asking us beforehand.
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HealthyPlace.com Wins Major Web Health Awards
Yes, we're excited! On Wednesday, the Web Health Awards were announced. HealthyPlace.com won a Silver Award for the Best Chronic Disease Portal Website. This is a huge award and represents the efforts of a lot of people, including our fantastic mental health bloggers. There were over 600 entries from some of the biggest and well-known health names across the Internet in this year's Web Health Awards competition.
In addition to our website award, three of our bloggers were received awards for outstanding work.
- Jodi Aman, author of the Anxiety-Schmanxiety blog
- Emily Roberts, author of the Building Self-Esteem blog
- Kellie Holly, author of the Verbal Abuse in Relationships blog
I encourage you to take a look at their well-written, informative blogs. I'm sure you'll get something positive from them.
Finally, we received a Bronze Award for the HealthyPlace Pinterest Boards. Kudos to our website manager, Romina Avila, and our graphics designer, Rebeca Estrada, for doing a great job with that. We invite you to check the boards out and follow us there too.
Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:
- Memories That Can Damage Recovery from Mental Illness
- What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder, BDD (DSM-5)?
- Body Image Problems? Get Body Confident
If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.
Mental Health Experiences
Share your thoughts/experiences with any mental health subject, or respond to other people's audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).
You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.
If you have any questions, write us at: info AT healthyplace.com
From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.
- Which Type of Therapy Is Best For Treating Bipolar Disorder? (Bipolar Vida Blog)
- Depression and Suicide (Coping with Depression Blog)
- Stigma of Self-Harm: How Can it Disappear? (Speaking Out About Self-Injury Blog)
- Lighten Up! Do You Make A Big Deal Out Of Everything? (Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog)
- Paying for Not Respecting Bipolar Limits (Breaking Bipolar Blog)
- Dealing With Medication Side-Effects When Recovering From Mental Illness” (Recovering From Mental Illness Blog)
- PTSD and Nutrition: Are You Eating Properly? (Trauma! A PTSD Blog)
- Acting Confident: 4 Mistakes You May Be Making (Building Self-Esteem Blog)
- Even the Stigma Blogger Stigmatizes (Surviving Mental Health Stigma Blog)
- Emotional Survival Tools: Fortitude, Gratitude, Faith (Mental Illness in the Family Blog)
- Emotional Support Animals and Your Housing Rights (Your Mental Health Blog)
- Child’s Psychiatric Medication Not Working? Now What? (Life with Bob Blog)
- Operation No Restraint: How I Fought Back Against an Improper Restraint (More Than Borderline Blog)
- Eating Disorder Recovery: Rebuilding Your Identity (Surviving ED Blog)
- Mental Illness Trivia, Fun Facts And Myths (Funny in the Head: A Mental Health Humor Blog)
- Adult ADHD and Crowd Control and Frustrated with ADHD (Living with Adult ADHD Blog)
- Empathy Is A Waste of Your Energy In An Abusive Relationship (Verbal Abuse and Relationships Blog)
- The Culture of Addiction (Debunking Addiction Blog)
- The Spectacles of Schizophrenia (Creative Schizophrenia Blog)
Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.
Stand Up for Mental Health
Hiding Mental Illness
Mental health stigma will stick around so long as people with mental illness continue to feel they have to remain in hiding. Stand Up for Yourself. Stand Up for Mental Health.
Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Let others know there's no shame in having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other mental illness.
Finding Your Parenting Path With Your Autistic Child
Parenting a child on the autistic spectrum can feel like walking an emotional tightrope, says The Parent Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield. A lot of it has to due with parental self-judgement and guilt. Here's Dr. Richfield's parenting advice for children on the autistic spectrum.
Latest Mental Health News
These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:
- What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions?
- The Myth of "Just Do It"
- Dare To Be Yourself: Rules for Living Authentically
- Hot and Bothered: Why Does Warm Weather Make Us Lose Our Cool?
- The Fame Game: Your Illusory Fifteen Minutes of Fame
- Oh, So Rude! Incivility and Rudeness Abound
- Mental Health Services Inadequate For Survivors Of Intimate Partner Violence
- Risk Factors For Suicide Mapped
- Migraines Do Not Exacerbate Mental Deterioration
- Possible Prevention Of PTSD Discovered
- link Between Childhood Maltreatment and Bipolar Risk
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Staff, H. (2013, June 12). Long-lasting Effects of Abuse, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, June 7 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/long-lasting-effects-of-abuse