Finding Support as a Male Survivor

Finding Support as a Male Survivor

Sexual abuse is a horrific trauma to undergo. It might result in feelings of guilt, self-doubt, and low self-esteem. You were violated, possibly by someone you trusted, and that’s incredibly painful. If you’ve experienced sexual abuse, you’re not alone.  If you feel...
When Should I Get Worried?

When Should I Get Worried?

Recognizing trauma isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Maybe you’re wondering, “Did I experience trauma? How do I know, and should I be worried?” Traumatic experiences often manifest as PTSD, after the fact. PTSD is characterized by the following signs, which...
What is Trauma?

What is Trauma?

“Trauma” is a word we use a lot on this site. Maybe you’re still wondering: “Have I experienced trauma before?” It’ll help to learn what trauma means. Trauma is a broad term, and it can refer to a lot of different things. Psychology Today describes it as “the...
Grief is Different for Everybody

Grief is Different for Everybody

You’ve probably heard a lot about the “5 stages of grief.” They’ve become so ingrained in our understanding of mourning, that you don’t often discuss grief without someone bringing them up. As psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross introduced them, the 5 stages are:...
What No One Tells You About Therapy (But Should!)

What No One Tells You About Therapy (But Should!)

On my website, I share things that you should know about therapy, but that people don’t talk about. Because there’s still a lot of stigma around therapy in general, it’s easy to fall into certain misconceptions about it. To clear things up, we have to start an honest...
Dealing with Anger

Dealing with Anger

Do you ever get so angry, you feel out of control?  Anger is one of those emotions that comes on fast and stays for a long time. It’s easier to feel than, say, sadness or fear, because it’s so strong and immediate. It’s okay to feel this anger, but sometimes you...