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Hope, Healing & Help for Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”. Kahlil Gibran
The Surviving Spirit Newsletter September 2022 [scroll down for newsletter links]
Well…here we are in September and it’s dark at 7:10pm, some leaves are dropping, flowers gone by the wayside and nights are cooler – such is the ever-changing landscape of New England. Personally, I’ve always enjoyed the changes…I’ll complain a little bit, but I do face and embrace the inevitable.
I think of the many changes over the years in my efforts of sharing The Surviving Spirit Newsletter – always a work of passion. I wanted to share resources starting with my first effort – the Survivor Friends and Friends of Survivors e-mail blast – resources for healing relative to trauma, abuse and mental health. I wanted to be inclusive, not exclusive to any one domain – I’ve always seen the commonality we all share – somehow in life we’ve been hurt, we’ve lost, we grieve, we’ve suffered…and yet, still that spark of hope that propels so many to accept the challenges and do their level best to help themselves and others.
At the heart of the newsletter and its morphing into The Surviving Spirit – too simply share what others are doing – we may not always agree but that’s okay.
I know all too well of the dark places and people in this world…But for me, this was about the community of healing out there and to share some of that advocacy, education and caring. All around us are incredible examples of Hope, Healing & Help.
I’m grateful that many of the newsletters are archived at the website – a treasure trove of resources for the inquiring mind. – http://newsletters.survivingspirit.com/index.php
Honored to have been a recent quest on the City Voices, Real People, Real Stories podcast – shared at their You Tube channel – 23 minutes
Thank you, Michael Skinner
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” – Herman Melville
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
1] Cultivating Emotion Regulation and Mental Health by Scott Barry Kaufman @ Scientific American
2] Attachment Style and Trauma Are At The Core Of Workaholism by Annie Tanasugarn, PhD @ Invisible Illness – Medium
2a] Invisible Illness
3] Lead Your Teen Podcast – Podcast on Spotify with Christopher S. Mann
4] Mantra meditation: The ancient practice to heal our minds – BBC Reel 9:21 minutes
5] 11 Biggest Benefits of Walking to Improve Your Health, According to Doctors by Meghan Rabbitt @ Country Living
6] Suicide myths debunked and prevention facts by Kristen Rogers @ CNN
7] We should drop the disorder because… – YouTube 2:38 minutes & Festival
8] Stress, anxiety or depression may increase long Covid risk, study finds By Aria Bendix @ NBC News
9] ‘The medical model has presided over four decades of flat-lining outcomes’ by Fauzia Khan @ The British Psychological Society
10] I Am a Person, Not An Illness – Story 1 – YouTube 15:03 minutes
11] Inside the Adolescent Mental Health Crisis – The New York Times – podcast 30 minutes and transcript – Hosted by Michael Barbaro
12] Male Survivor Book Store – You Tube Channel & Website
13] Confessions of a People-Pleasing Addict From Trauma Therapist Rythea Lee @ betterafter50.com
13a] The Lonely Edges: Rythea Lee: The Lonely Edges of Non-Coercive Parenting on Apple Podcasts
13b] About Better After 50 | BA50 Online – Attitude. Acceptance. Edge.
14] Fighting for Recovery: An Activists’ History of Mental Health Reform by Phyllis Vine @ Amazon Books
14a] Fighting for Recovery, An Activists’ History of Mental Health Reform Book Launch
The latest Surviving Spirit Newsletter – Hope, Healing & Help for Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health is out – It can be read online via this & you can also subscribe – http://ml.survivingspirit.com/dada/mail.cgi/archive/newsletter/20220913205331/
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley
“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” – Marianne Williamson