Mary Beth Chapman with her husband, Steven Curtis Chapman, a famed Christian singer/songwriter, have been open about their struggles as a couple and their loss of a young son in a freak car accident. This article by Mary Beth Chapman relates her discovery of her clinical depression and her journey to manage the illness that… Read More Discovering Your Depression
Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Is Catholic psychotherapy different than non-Catholic or secular psychotherapy? Yes … but it only works for some, while for others it could be a re-wounding. So, proceed with care. And, it’s no substitute for pastoral care. To begin, what is Catholic psychotherapy? How is it different? For an excellent review, here… Read More Is Catholic Psychotherapy Different?
Take a few minutes to review the latest information and basics of post-traumatic stress, as a refresher on what many survivors of abuse can face following abuse.
Summer days are ahead. Easier to be outside. Easier to exercise. Aching heart? Nothing like exercise or a pet to help out. May we suggest … a combo? Double-up!
Kathy O’Connell, Founder * I often long for a place of serenity, solitude, a sacred place of quietness to reflect on the happy memories and good times, the painful things in life, and the new ways today I can learn to heal from the past. When I was a small child, that place was the… Read More Sacred Places: Churches, Nature and Hints of Heaven
Clergy-abuse survivor, Deborah Kloos, visited the President of the Pontifical Gregorian University, Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J., to talk about her experience and the programs for promoting child-abuse prevention in the Church. A full profile of Deborah’s visit and the many helpers who welcomed her may be found in the recent Crux article Abuse Survivors Praises… Read More Clergy-Abuse Survivor Visits the Pontifical Centre for Child Protection
Financial strain is common for many survivors of abuse, in particular during the years of cognitive fog and dissonance we associate with early therapy and/or reporting abuse, but also for those who manage chronic mental or physical illness. Here is a survey of the top apps – for a computer or mobile device – that… Read More Financial Smarts
Mike Hoffman, Co-Founder We all play a role in preventing child abuse in our Church and in society as a whole. <In our> third annual Healing Voices Child Abuse Prevention Edition, adult survivors of childhood abuse express themselves in a heartfelt way and powerful way. Survivors are also joined by friends of survivors and child… Read More Protecting Children, Together
Mark When I was drinking hard, life was out of control. I didn’t care what happened to other people because I didn’t care what happened to me. It was all the same to me if I died. I was living for my next drink. Then I hit rock bottom. There was reality. I had been… Read More Child Protection, An Amends
Colombian journalist, Luisa Restrapo, speaks about how to get mad at God and still find a way to pray. Excerpt: I frequently get mad at God (maybe more than I should?… I don’t know whether there’s a reasonable limit to these things). The thing is, I used to think it wasn’t okay, that it meant… Read More 5 Ways to Be Mad at God