Welcome to the August Edition of the Surviving Spirit Newsletter.
Hope, Healing & Help for Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health is out – It can be read online via this & you can also subscribe –
I created these two music videos for the International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference – Uniting the global community to learn, connect, and collaborate to combat human trafficking and promote social justice in September – I could not perform live due to my commitment at the NYAPRS Conference and Open Mic on the same days!! Honored to be a part of both these events.
Grateful for my friend Bob Catalano of Bob ‘Cat’ Studio helping me to record and produce these creative works.
Songs of Life, Love, Loss & Hope – Set 1 – Healing Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health Injuries – YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sOd1-EvpRI&t=53s 20 minutes
Songs of Life, Love, Loss & Hope – Set 2 – Healing Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health Injuries – YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc0GLP91vWE&t=3s 26 minutes
4 songs in each set.
Take care, Michael
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” Fred Rogers
1] Friendship Squad (How to Start One) /Peer-to-Peer Friendship Project – City Voices Online
2] Collecting Glitter – Sharing stories of Light, Love, and Leadership after Surviving Narcissism, Abuse, Domestic Violence, Parental Alienation, Trauma Bonding, and More
3] Study examines why the memory of fear is seared into our brains – Science Daily
4] We Can Hear Your Voices Now – Music video – YouTube 2:29 minutes
4a] Unsilenced (Acoustic) – Music video – YouTube 3:01 minutes
5] Alice Miller – Child Abuse and Mistreatment
6] Mental Health in the Workplace by Giving Voice to Depression – Listen online for free
7] Stop drinking, keep reading, look after your hearing: a neurologist’s tips for fighting memory loss and Alzheimer’s – Memory by Gaby Hinsliff @ The Guardian
8] Prisoner Rehabilitation Through the Universal Power of Music – Jail Guitar Doors
9] Insightful & Informative Newsletters:
9a] The Key Update – National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
9b] Trauma Informed Tuesday Newsletter – Published by the CPTSD Foundation [complex post traumatic stress disorder]
9c] Mad In America – weekly newsletter
10] Mental Health Affairs: The Final Solution to the Mental Health Crisis
11] Marcus Mumford: ‘I was sexually abused as a child’ by Laura Snapes @ The Guardian
12] Sanity is a Full-Time Job – The Craig Lewis Guide to Surviving the Impossible
12a] “You’re Crazy” Volume Two – First-Hand Accounts of Surviving Trauma
“No amount of support or generosity justifies someone treating you badly. This includes parents.” – Sarah Crosby