Resources for Survivors

Books that are good resources for survivors of abuse and assault, their loved ones trying to understand them, or for professionals working with them.
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message 2: by Katie (new)

Katie Mary wrote: "One Life to Give: A Path to Finding Yourself by Helping Others"

that book looks great; thanks for sharing! :)

you can add it to the list if you want to...heck, anyone can add anything to the list if they think it'd be a good fit :)




message 3: by Mary (new)

Mary Thanks, Katie!




message 5: by Mydjohnson (new)

Mydjohnson Thanks for sharing!


message 6: by Sheryl (last edited Jan 19, 2017 10:56PM) (new)

Sheryl Hill For those who are struggling with trauma/mental illness or know someone who is, these books are a must-read:
—The Body Keeps the Score by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is a best-selling, compassionate book by one of the world's top experts in mental illness. The book describes the physiology of trauma, many case studies, and new non-pharmaceutical treatments. Note: the case studies involve some graphic descriptions of atrocities.

—Trauma and Recovery by Dr. Judith Herman is a classic on the history of the treatment of mental illness: how Freud was pressured into retracting his discovery that his female patients were victims of childhood incest (resulting in the cruel psychoanalytic practice of blaming the victim), the use of borderline diagnosis as a pejorative substitute for PTSD, trauma in the military, etc. Note: the Recovery section is out-of-date.

Good fiction can reduce the need for medications by distracting ill readers from their pain. Please vote on and/or add suggestions to this list of healing, humorous books: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 7: by Aranzha (new)

Aranzha Aceves I highly recommend I Believe You by Emily Pearson. It's a children's book for survivors of abuse and there's nothing else like it out there.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


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