Tips for Dealing with Depression

For those survivors, family members and others who wrestle with symptoms of depression or other chronic mental illnesses, some common-sense tips from others who manage chronic mental illness can be very helpful. For those providing pastoral care, these tips are especially helpful because they support good mental health care approaches but also offer an overview… Read More Tips for Dealing with Depression

How Trauma Affects Our Brain and Behavior

John Rigg, MD, is a professional musician who, in his forties, became a physician. In his work with trauma patients, Dr. Rigg has observed how the brain is constantly reacting to sensory information, generating non-thinking reactions before our intelligent individual human brains are able to process the event and formulate a self-driven response. His 28-minute… Read More How Trauma Affects Our Brain and Behavior

Dear Doctor: Letter From a Survivor of Sexual Trauma to All Medical Professionals

From ACEs Too High, a blog about Adverse Childhood Experiences, here is something that most survivors of sexual abuse have a need for: “Dear Doctor: A Letter from a Survivor of Sexual Trauma to All Medical Professionals,: by survivor Carol L. Chandler. Because of the profound shame of abuse, the topic of how health care can… Read More Dear Doctor: Letter From a Survivor of Sexual Trauma to All Medical Professionals